R Ashwin bowled brilliantly in the ICC World Test Championship. The veteran spin bowler is India’s leading wicket-taker in the competition. In 24 innings, Ashwin scalped an impressive 67 wickets in total in the ICC World Test Championship. Ashwin only needs 4 more wickets to become the highest wicket-taker in the ICC World Test Championship. Pat Cummins is the highest wicket-taker in the World Test Championship, with a total of 70 wickets. That said, here are R Ashwin’s 3 best spells in the ICC World Test Championship:
7/145 vs South Africa
Ashwin ran a riot against South Africa in the 1st Test of the 2019 Test series between India and South Africa. In just 46 overs, Ashwin scalped an impressive 7 wickets in total for India. The bowler also maintained a superb bowling economy of 3.12. In order to win the 1st Test, South Africa needed to chase a total of 395. However, India bowled out South Africa for just 191. India went on to win the 1st Test by 203 runs.
5/43 vs England
Ashwin bowled brilliantly against England in the 2019 Test series between India and England. India restricted England to just 134 in the 1st innings. Ashwin was the chief architect behind England’s downfall. In 23 overs, Ashwin conceded only 43 runs, scalping 5 wickets for India in total. England needed to chase a target of 482 to win the 2nd Test of the 2019 Test series. However, India bowled out England for just 164. In the end, India went on to win the 2nd Test by a margin of 217 runs.
5/47 vs England
R Ashwin bagged another 5 wicket haul against England in the ICC World Test Championship. In the 4th Test against England in 2021, Ashwin scalped 5 wickets for India in the 2nd innings of the match. Furthermore, Ashwin only conceded a meager 43 runs in total. England simply had no answer to India’s bowlers in the 4th Test. In the end, India won the 4th Test by a huge margin of an innings of 25 runs.