R Ashwin reaches milestone: 350 test wickets achieved on home turf

Ravichandran Ashwin completes 350 test wickets against England in 4th test. India bagged two early wickets as Ashwin struck the England batting lineup early to bring India back to action.

The Indian cricket team has staged a comeback against England, thanks to the stellar performances of Dhruv Jurel and R Ashwin. Opening the bowling lineup alongside Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin kept the pacers at bay on a pitch offering unpredictable spin. His early dismissals of Ben Duckett and Ollie Pope marked his attainment of 350 Test wickets on home soil.

In the ongoing Test series against England, R Ashwin reached the milestone of 500 wickets in international cricket, solidifying his position in the elite club of 300+ wicket-takers on home turf. With his sights set on Nathan Lyon’s record of 517 wickets, Ashwin is poised to secure the fourth spot among the top five wicket-takers in international cricket, a feat previously achieved by only one other Indian bowler and a total of five players worldwide.


The comparison to Anil Kumble, a legendary figure in Indian cricket who retired with 350 wickets, underscores Ashwin’s potential to set new benchmarks in international cricket.

  • Muttiah Muralitharan (Sri Lanka) – 800
  • Shane Warne (Australia) – 708
  • Anil Kumble (India) – 619
  • Nathan Lyon (Australia) – 517
  • Ravichandran Ashwin (India) – 504*

R Ashwin’s remarkable records establish him as one of India’s premier spinners, following in the footsteps of Anil Kumble. His achievement of 100 wickets against England in Tests underscores his consistency against top-tier opposition. Additionally, Ashwin holds the record for the most Test wickets in Sri Lanka, with 38 wickets in six Tests.