AUS vs IND | Ashwin ‘has an opportunity’ to take 800 Check wickets, Lyon not ok: Muralitharan

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Former Sri Lanka spinner Muttiah Muralitharan believes that India’s Ravichandran Ashwin can contact his 800-wicket file in Assessments.

Sri Lanka legend and the very best wicket-taker within the historical past of Check 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 ok” to succeed in the feat.

The 34-year-old Ashwin has performed 74 Assessments thus far, taking 377 wickets at a mean of 25.33. Lyon, who will make his 100th look within the longest format of the sport on January 15, has taken 396 wickets.

“Ashwin has an opportunity as a result of he is a superb bowler. Aside from that, I do not assume any youthful bowler coming in will go to 800. Perhaps Nathan Lyon will not be ok to succeed in it. He’s near 400 however he has needed to play many, many matches to get there,” Muralitharan instructed Michael Vaughan for UK Telegraph, as quoted by the ANI.

“Lyon has bowled okay, I believed in Adelaide, he did create a variety of probabilities however they didn’t go handy. Nathan Lyon has performed 100 Check matches, and it’s not straightforward.” 

Nevertheless, he lauded Lyon’s achievement of representing Australia in 100 matches.

“He’ll play his 100th Check tomorrow and it will be an ideal achievement. The ball is popping out of his hand superbly, the Indians have performed him very properly,” he added. 

Within the ongoing Border-Gavaskar trophy between India and Australia, Ashwin has taken 12 wickets whereas Lyon has six.

The sequence in at the moment degree at 1-1. Whereas Australia registered an Eight-wicket win within the first Check in Adelaide, India made a exceptional comeback to beat the hosts with the identical margin in 2nd Check at Melbourne. 

The third Check in Sydney led to a draw.

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