Ashwin 4th Fastest to Test Double of 2000 Runs and 200 Wickets

Ashwin also reached the landmark of 2000 Test runs, which made him the fastest cricketr to achieve the double of 2000 Test runs and 250 Test wickets, beating legends like Richard Hadlee, Ian Botham and Imran Khan.

Ashwin 4th Fastest to Test Double of 2000 Runs and 200 Wickets

Colombo: Ravichandran Ashwin once again showcased why he is considered such an important part of the Indian Test team as he produced the goods with the bat on the second day of the second Test against Sri Lanka.

With India losing both the overnight centurions, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane, in quick succession on the second morning, the visitors needed someone to stem the rot and get quick runs on the board to take the total of colossal proportions and it was Ashwin who did the job again.

He went on to bring up his 11th Test fifty in style with a six, but departed almost immediately after that. This was Ashwin's tenth score of fifty-plus in Tests while batting at a position of 6 or lower since 2015. Only the English duo of Ben Stokes (13 times) and Jonny Bairstow (11) have managed more that the Indian off spin wizard, which yet again manifests the solidity that Ashwin adds to India's lower order.

Ashwin also reached the landmark of 2000 Test runs, which made him the fastest cricketr to achieve the double of 2000 Test runs and 250 Test wickets, beating legends like Richard Hadlee, Ian Botham and Imran Khan.

Fewest Matches to 2000 Runs & 250 Wickets in Tests
PlayerMatches
R Ashwin51
R Hadlee54
I Botham & I Khan55

In terms Interms of completing the double of 2000 Test runs and 200 wickets, Botham (42 matches), Kapil Dev and Imran Khan (both 50 matches) are slightly ahead of Ashwin. That is also the case because there have been several instances when Ashwin has not got a chance to bat due to India's impressive top order.



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RankTeamPointsRating
1 Australia 3028 116
2 New Zealand 2406 115
3 India 3085 114
4 England 4326 106
5 Sri Lanka 2454 91
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1 England 5405 123
2 India 6102 117
3 New Zealand 3716 116
4 Australia 4344 111
5 South Africa 3345 108
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1 England 6877 275
2 Australia 6047 275
3 India 9319 266
4 Pakistan 6824 262
5 South Africa 5047 252
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