India Vs New Zealand, 1st Test, Ashwin Vs Haribhajan
IND vs NZ 1st Test: The first match between India and New Zealand will be played in Kanpur from Thursday as part of a two-Test series. Team India, who had a clean sweep against the Kiwis in the T20 series, will also be the favorites in the Test series. Let’s see what kind of huge records can be set in this match.
Will Bhajji record be broken in Kanpur ..
Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan Singh (417) became the third highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket. However there is a chance of breaking his record in the first Test. In fact, if Ashwin takes 5 wickets in the Kanpur Test, he has a chance to overtake Harbhajan (417). Harbhajan Singh added 417 batsmen in 103 Tests. Ashwin took 413 wickets in 79 matches.
If Ravichandran Ashwin takes 9 wickets in this match, he has a good chance of becoming the 11th highest wicket-taker in Test cricket in the world. Wasim Akram (414) of Pakistan, Harbhajan Singh (417) of India and Shaun Pollock (421) of South Africa will be pushing back the three giants.
Dhoni’s record is also in danger.
Interim captain Ajinkya Rahane is also likely to overtake former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in the match. For India, Dhoni scored 4876 runs in 90 Tests while Rahane scored 4756 runs in 78 matches. If Ajinkya can score 120 in Kanpur, he will surpass Dhoni to become the 13th highest Test scorer for India.
Southee close to 50 wickets
Kiwis bowler Tim Southee has taken 44 wickets in 9 Tests against India. If the Saudis take 6 wickets in Kanpur .. He is the sixth bowler to take 50 wickets in Test cricket between India and New Zealand. He was preceded in death by Richard Hadley (65), Bishan Singh Bedi (57), Erapally Prasanna (55), R. Ashwin (52) and Anil Kumble (50) are ahead of Southee.
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