Motera Stadium can be internet hosting the day-night Test between India and England from in the present day and earlier than second Test hero R Ashwin is on the verge of breaking another huge record.
Ashwin, who at present has 394 Test wickets, can be aiming to develop into the second-fastest bowler to choose up 400 wickets when he faces England at the newly-built Sardar Patel Stadium from Wednesday (February 24).
If Ashwin picks up six or extra wickets within the Pink-ball Test, he’ll beat the likes of New Zealand’s Richard Hadlee and Dale Steyn of South Africa, who’re tied at the second place. Sri Lanka legend Muttiah Muralitharan is at the highest of the record as he took 72 Tests to say 400 wickets.
Steyn and Hadlee have taken 80 Tests to the touch the 400-mark and if Ashwin joins the membership within the Day-Night Test, he would attain the mark in his 77th Test.
The 34-year-old may also develop into the sixth spinner to take 400 wickets and can be solely the third Indian spinner to get to the mark after Anil Kumble (619) and Harbhajan Singh (417).
In the second Test at Chepauk, Ashwin had already surpassed Harbhajan to develop into the second most prolific spinner for India at residence.
He has 266 wickets to his title at residence in simply 45 Tests at a mean of 22.64. Former India captain Kumble leads the record with 350 wickets from 62 matches in India.
Visiting skipper Joe Root had even described the India off-spinner as a ‘world-class performer’ in all situations. He had already taken 17 wickets within the sequence and is anticipated so as to add extra to his kitty within the third Test.
“Yeah, he (Ashwin) is a world-class performer. I think it’s been quite tricky for everyone but as you mentioned, in particular, the left-handers is against him… because you know how skilful he is, how good his record is against left-handers in world cricket,” Root mentioned.