Ishant Sharma becomes the sixth Indian bowler to bag 300 Test wickets

Feb 8, 2021

By: BI India Bureau

England’s Daniel Lawrence is Ishant’s 300th scalp

Ishant Sharma achieved the feat in the first match of the ongoing India vs England Test series.

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It took Ishant 98 matches to reach the milestone

This is Ishant Sharma’s 98th Test match and he has achieved this feat at an average of 32.27.

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Ishant is the third Indian pacer to claim 300 Test wickets

The first two are Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan.

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Ishant has an average of under 20 in the last 18 Tests

Ishant Sharma is amongst the most improved bowlers in the second half of their careers, beating England’s James Anderson.

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These are the first five Indian bowlers to claim 300 Test wickets

Kapil Dev, Zaheer Khan, Anil Kumble, Harbhajan Singh, and Ravichandran Ashwin.

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Ashwin is the fastest Indian bowler to cross the milestone

Ravichandran Ashwin crossed the 300 wickets milestone in just 54 Tests. He currently has 383 wickets.

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Anil Kumble has the highest number of Test wickets

Anil Kumble has the highest number of Test wickets, claiming 619 wickets in 132 Tests.

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Harbhajan Singh has 417 wickets

The ‘Turbanator’ played 103 Tests for India, claiming 417 wickets at an average of 32.46.

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Kapil Dev was the first Indian bowler to cross 300 Test wickets

Kapil Dev has 434 wickets from 131 Tests at an average of 29.65.

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Zaheer Khan claimed 311 Test wickets

The left arm pacer played 92 Tests for India, claiming 311 Test wickets at an average 32.95.

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