India vs England: Ishant Sharma becomes the third Indian pacer to take 300 Test wickets
Ishant Sharma celebrating after dismissing England's Daniel Lawrence in their second innings on Day Four of the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Twitter/@BCCI

India vs England: Ishant Sharma becomes the third Indian pacer to take 300 Test wickets

The 32-year old is the slowest Indian bowler to scalp 300 wickets. He reached the milestone in 98 Test matches.

Ishant Sharma became only the third Indian fast bowler to scalp 300 wickets in Test cricket after dismissing England's Daniel Lawrence in their second innings on Day Four of the first Test at the MA Chidambaram Stadium. Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan are the other Indian fast bowlers to reach 300-wicket milestone in the longest format of the game. Kapil Dev and Zaheer khan have taken 434 and 311 Test wickets respectively.

Ravichandran Ashwin, Anil Kumble, and Harbhajan Singh are the other Indian bowlers to scalp 300 or more wickets in Test cricket.

Anil Kumble remains the highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket with 619 wickets followed by Kapil Dev and Harbhajan Singh.

The 32-year old is the slowest Indian bowler to scalp 300 wickets. He reached the milestone in 98 Test matches, whereas Ashwin -- having scalped 300 wickets in 54 Tests -- is the fastest. Ashwin is followed by Kumble (66), Harbhajan (72), Kapil Dev (83) and Zaheer (89).

Ishant had made his Test debut in 2007 against Bangladesh in Dhaka. He has also played 80 ODIs and 14 T20Is so far in which he has scalped 115 and eight wickets respectively.

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(With inputs from IANS)

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