Ashwin Jadeja Most Successful Test Bowling Pair For India: The Indian spin pair of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja created history in the first Test against England. Ashwin-Jadeja have become India’s most successful bowling pair in Tests. Ashwin and Jadeja overtook Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh in terms of taking the most Test wickets as a pair. The pair of Kumble-Bhajji had taken a total of 501 wickets together in Tests, while Ashwin-Jadeja have taken a total of 503 wickets in 50 Tests so far and this trend is continuing.
Ashwin has taken 274 wickets out of 503 while Jadeja has taken 226 wickets in his account. Let us tell you that Harbhajan and Kumble had taken 501 wickets as a pair in 54 Tests. Out of these, 281 wickets were in the name of Kumble while Bhajji took 220 wickets. The third highest wicket taking pair from India in Tests is of Zaheer Khan and Harbhajan Singh. Together they have taken a total of 474 wickets.
Most wickets in the name of Broad-Anderson pair
By the way, the current record of taking most wickets by a bowling pair in international cricket is in the name of England’s fast bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad. He has taken 1039 wickets in 138 tests. Currently, Mitchell Starc and Nathan Lyon lead the active pairs, having taken 643 wickets in 81 Tests. Apart from Anderson and Broad, the pair of Shane Warne and Glenn McGrath have taken more than a thousand wickets in Test cricket. Warne-McGrath pair had taken 1001 wickets in Test cricket.
Half of England’s team returned to the pavilion
If we talk about the first Test being played between England and India in Hyderabad, then the visiting team had decided to bat first. Till the time of writing the news, England had lost 5 wickets at the score of 125 runs. R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja got two wickets each while Akshar Patel got one success.