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R Ashwin 500 Test Wicket: R Ashwin created history! Impressive entry into the club of 500 Test wickets, Warne-Kumble also behind leader

Leader Online Desk : R Ashwin 500 Test Wicket : Offspinner R Ashwin created history in the ongoing Test match between India and England at Rajkot. He completed 500 wickets in Test cricket by dismissing Jack Crowley. Ashwin has become the second Indian bowler after Anil Kumble to achieve this number of wickets in Test cricket.

Ravichandran Ashwin has completed 500 Test wickets in 184 innings of 98 Test matches. Along with this, he has become the second fastest bowler to take 500 wickets in Test cricket. He has surpassed Anil Kumble. Anil Kumble completed 500 Test wickets in 105 matches. Also, Sri Lanka’s Muttiah Muralitharan holds the record for fastest 500 wickets in Tests. Muttiah Muralitharan has taken 500 wickets in 87 Test matches. (R Ashwin 500 Test Wicket)

Ashwin has also broken James Anderson’s record in terms of balls. He bowled a total of 25,714 balls to take 500 wickets in Test cricket, while James Anderson bowled 28,150 balls. Now if we talk about taking 500 Test wickets in least number of balls, R Ashwin has reached the second position in this list while James Anderson has slipped to the third position. The record for taking 500 wickets in the fewest balls in Test cricket is held by Glenn McGrath who took as many wickets in 25,528 balls. (R Ashwin 500 Test Wicket)

Bowlers to take 500 wickets in the fewest balls in Tests

25528 balls : Glenn McGrath
25714 balls : R Ashwin
28150 balls : James Anderson
28430 balls : Stuart Broad
28833 Ball : Courtney Walsh

Ashwin reached the 500-wicket mark in Test cricket and became the fastest bowler for India to take 50, 100, 150, 200, 250, 300, 350, 400, 450, 500 wickets in Test cricket. Apart from this, he became the 9th bowler to take 500 wickets in the Test format. Ashwin is preceded by Muttiah Muralitharan, Shane Warne, James Anderson, Anil Kumble, Stuart Broad, Glenn McGrath, Courtney Walsh and Nathan Lyon in the list.

Bowlers with most Test wickets

800 : Muttiah Muralitharan
708 : Shane Warne
696 : James Anderson
619 : Anil Kumble
604 : Stuart Broad
563 : Glenn McGrath
519 : Courtney Walsh
517 : Nathan Lyon
500* : Ashwin (till writing)

Top 5 bowlers to take 500 wickets in shortest innings

144 : Muthiah Muralitharan
184 : Ravichandran Ashwin
186 : Anil Kumble
201 : Shane Warne
214 : Glenn McGrath

Most wicket-taking bowlers for India in Tests

R Ashwin is the second most wicket-taker for India in Test cricket. Anil Kumble is leading in this list. Anil Kumble has taken a total of 619 Test wickets for India. On the other hand, Ashwin is also second in terms of taking most wickets for India in international cricket. He has taken 728 wickets in international cricket.

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