Sri Lanka legend and the very best wicket-taker within the historical past of Test cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan has stated that India’s Ravichandran Ashwin can equal his wicket tally within the longest format of the sport. He additionally stated that Ausralia’s Nathan Lyon is “not good sufficient” to attain the feat.
The 34-year-old Ashwin has performed 74 Checks to this point, taking 377 wickets at a mean of 25.33. Lyon, who will make his a hundredth look within the longest format of the sport on January 15, has taken 396 wickets.
“Ashwin has a probability as a result of he’s a nice bowler. Aside from that, I do not suppose any youthful bowler coming in will go to 800. Possibly Nathan Lyon is not good sufficient to attain it. He’s shut to 400 however he has had to play many, many matches to get there,” Muralitharan informed Michael Vaughan for UK Telegraph, as quoted by the ANI.
“Lyon has bowled okay, I believed in Adelaide, he did create a lot of possibilities however they did not go to hand. Nathan Lyon has performed 100 Test matches, and it’s not straightforward.”
Nonetheless, he lauded Lyon’s achievement of representing Australia in 100 matches.
“He’ll play his a hundredth Test tomorrow and it might be a nice achievement. The ball is popping out of his hand superbly, the Indians have performed him very nicely,” he added.
Within the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy between India and Australia, Ashwin has taken 12 wickets whereas Lyon has six.
The collection in at the moment degree at 1-1. Whereas Australia registered an 8-wicket win within the first Test in Adelaide, India made a exceptional comeback to beat the hosts with the identical margin in 2nd Test at Melbourne.
The third Test in Sydney led to a draw.