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Team India pacer Ishant Sharma has completed 300 wickets in Test cricket. He achieved this feat on Monday in the first match of the four-Test series against England. Daniel Lawrence became Ishant’s 300th victim. Ishant is the sixth Indian bowler to take 300 Test wickets and the 35th bowler in the world. He has reached the milestone of 300 wickets in 98 Tests. Ishant made his Test debut at the age of 19.
Fastest 300 wickets for Ravichandran Ashwin
India’s fastest record of reaching 300 wickets is in the name of India’s Ravichandran Ashwin. He did this in his career 54th Test. Ashwin is also playing in the Chennai Test. This means that the bowlers reaching 300 wickets at the fastest and slowest pace in this test are playing.
Ishant and Zaheer took 13 years
Ishant Sharma has taken more than 13 years to reach the 300 wicket mark in Test cricket. Another Indian fast bowler Zaheer Khan also took more than 13 years for this milestone. Ashwin has taken the shortest time. Ashwin completed 300 wickets in Test cricket 6 years, 18 days after his first Test match.
West Indies off-spinner Lance Gibbs has spent the most time in the world. Gibbs achieved this feat in 17 years and 310 days after his debut. Sri Lanka’s left arm spinner Rangana Herath took 300 wickets after 16 years 248 days of his debut. Pakistan’s Imran Khan has taken the maximum time of 16 years, 29 days among the fast bowlers.
Kapil Dev’s record can be broken
Ishant Sharma may be playing for a long time, he is still 32 years old. If he can maintain fitness like England fast bowler James Anderson (38 years), he can also become India’s most successful fast bowler in Test cricket. Currently, Kapil Dev (434 wickets) is the highest wicket taker in Test. The record of Zaheer Khan (311), Ishant, can be broken only in this series.
Which Indian bowler took how many Tests to reach 300 wickets
|Ravichandran Ashwin||54||6 years, 18 days|
|Anil Kumble||66||11 years, 132 days|
|Harbhajan Singh||72||10 years, 226 days|
|Kapil Dev||83||8 years, 80 days|
|Zaheer Khan||89||13 years, 38 days|
|Ishant Sharma||98||13 years, 314|
67% wickets for top-6 batsmen
Ishant has mostly wicket for the top and upper middle order batsmen. He has 202 wickets out of 300 for the top-6 batsmen in the batting order. He has bowled out the openers (No. 1 and No. 2) a total of 72 times. Number 3 has been shown the way of pavilion 36 times and number 4 31 times. Number 5 has been dismissed 32 times and Number 6 has been dismissed 31 times.
Completed century of wickets in India
Ishant Sharma has also completed a century of Test wickets on Indian soil during the Chennai match. He has taken 101 wickets in India so far. After India, Ishant has taken 43 wickets in England. He has taken 41 wickets in the West Indies.
Highest wickets against England and Australia
Ishant Sharma likes bowling against England and Australia. He has taken 59 wickets in 18 Tests against England. At the same time, he has taken 59 wickets in 25 Tests against Australia. Ishant has taken 46 wickets against the West Indies.
Ishant Sharma’s milestone wicket
|First wicket||Mashrafe Mortaza (2007)||First test|
|50th wicket||Daniel Vettori (2009)||17th test|
|100th wicket||Darren Sammy (2011)||33rd Test|
|150 wicket||Hamish Rutherford (2014)||54th test|
|200th wicket||Angelo Mathews (2015)||65th test|
|250th wicket||Joe Root (2018)||86th Test|
|300th wicket||Daniel Lawrence (2021)||98th Test|