Digital Desk, New Delhi. Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is just four wickets away from becoming the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship (WTC) period. India have to play the WTC final against New Zealand in Southampton, England from June 18 to 22 and Ashwin can achieve the feat there.
Just ahead of Ashwin is Australian fast bowler Pat Cummins, who has 70 wickets in his account. Cummins has taken these wickets in 14 Test matches while Ashwin has 67 wickets in 13 Test matches. If Ashwin plays in the playing
Ashwin has taken four or more wickets in WTC matches so far four times. He is followed by Australian spinner Nathan Lyon, who has 56 wickets in his account. Ashwin has so far played nine matches in India, three in Australia and one in New Zealand in WTC matches. He has taken most wickets in India. Apart from this, he has taken 15 wickets in overseas and 52 wickets at home.
Of the 52 wickets that Ashwin has taken overseas, he has taken 32 wickets in four Test series during the WTC this year. He was also the man of the series against England. Ashwin has taken 14 wickets in only six Test matches in England.