India vs England: Ishant Sharma completes 300 Test wickets

Parth Dhall
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India vs England: Ishant Sharma completes 300 Test wickets
India vs England: Ishant Sharma completes 300 Test wickets

08 Feb 2021: India vs England: Ishant Sharma completes 300 Test wickets

Indian pace spearhead Ishant Sharma has become only the third Indian fast bowler after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan to take 300 wickets in Test cricket.

The 32-year-old achieved the milestone on Day 4 of the ongoing first Test against England.

Overall, Ishant is the sixth Indian cricketer to take 300 wickets in the format.

Here is more on the same.

Fact: India's sixth-highest wicket-taker in Test cricket

Ishant (300*) is presently the sixth-highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket. He has the third-most wickets by an Indian fast bowler after the great Kapil Dev (434) and Zaheer Khan (311). The overall tally among Indians is led by Anil Kumble (619).

Home: 100 Test wickets for Ishant at home

During the Test, Ishant also became the fourth Indian fast bowler to take 100 Test wickets in home conditions, after Dev (219), Javagal Srinath (108) and Zaheer (104).

So far, the former has scalped 101 wickets from 38 Tests at home with an average of 30.99.

Notably, Kumble leads the overall tally for India with 350 scalps from 63 matches.

Initial phase: How Ishant troubled the Australians after his Test debut

Ishant began his journey in Test cricket against Bangladesh in 2007.

Soon after, he embarked on his maiden tour Down Under, wherein his fiery spells troubled the Australians.

A few months later, he continued his run against Australia as they visited India this time (2008/09).

Ishant was adjudged the Player of the Series for taking 15 wickets.

Feats: A look at the feats attained by Ishant

Ishant has aggregated 122 Test wickets in SENA nations (South Africa, England, New Zealand and Australia), most by an Indian fast bowler.

He is the first Indian bowler to scalp a five-wicket haul in Day/Night Tests, having attained the distinction in the 2019 Eden Gardens Test.

In 2018, Ishant equaled Kapil Dev's record of taking most wickets (43) by an Indian bowler in England.