Ashwin and Jadeja set record as most successful test bowling pair in India

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26-01-2024

    The duo's cumulative wickets as a pair is 504

    They went past the Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh pair who had picked up 501 wickets

    If Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh bowled on these kinds of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800: Yuvraj

The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have set a new record in the first innings of the first test between India and England that was held in Hyderabad. They picked up 4 of the 5 wickets of the top order of England. This played a crucial role in restricting England to 245 when they maintained their positive ‘Bazball’ approach to batting. 

Both Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 3 wickets each. This took their cumulative wickets as a pair to 504. This feat was achieved in 50 tests. This has ensured that they are currently the most successful bowling pair in India. They went past the Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh pair who had picked up 501 wickets in 54 matches. 

Comparisons between the two pairs have for long been a rather contested debate in the context of Indian cricket. When a day and night test match against England in Ahmedabad ended in 2 days, former Indian all rounder Yuvraj Singh had said, “Finished in 2 days, Not sure if that’s good for test cricket ! If Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh bowled on these kinds of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800?” Ashwin had indirectly responded to this by saying “We can always have and stand by our opinions even if it’s against the majority as long as we know that it is our own and not the one that’s been sold to us!” 

Ashwin and Jadeja set record as most successful test bowling pair in India

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    The duo's cumulative wickets as a pair is 504

    They went past the Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh pair who had picked up 501 wickets

    If Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh bowled on these kinds of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800: Yuvraj

The spin duo of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have set a new record in the first innings of the first test between India and England that was held in Hyderabad. They picked up 4 of the 5 wickets of the top order of England. This played a crucial role in restricting England to 245 when they maintained their positive ‘Bazball’ approach to batting. 

Both Ashwin and Jadeja picked up 3 wickets each. This took their cumulative wickets as a pair to 504. This feat was achieved in 50 tests. This has ensured that they are currently the most successful bowling pair in India. They went past the Anil Kumble-Harbhajan Singh pair who had picked up 501 wickets in 54 matches. 

Comparisons between the two pairs have for long been a rather contested debate in the context of Indian cricket. When a day and night test match against England in Ahmedabad ended in 2 days, former Indian all rounder Yuvraj Singh had said, “Finished in 2 days, Not sure if that’s good for test cricket ! If Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh bowled on these kinds of wickets they would be sitting on a thousand and 800?” Ashwin had indirectly responded to this by saying “We can always have and stand by our opinions even if it’s against the majority as long as we know that it is our own and not the one that’s been sold to us!” 

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