Digital Desk, New Delhi Delhi. The third Test of the series between India and England will be played on Wednesday at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Motorola. Entering the field for the match, Indian fast bowler Ishant Sharma became the second Indian fast bowler to play 100 Test matches after Kapil Dev. It will be a day-night Test match. The stadium has a capacity of 1 lakh 10 thousand and is now the largest cricket stadium in the world. Indian all-time great Test bowler Anil Kumble also played his 100th Test at the stadium.
Ishant, who made his Test debut against Bangladesh in Kakao in 2007, has so far played a total of 99 Tests and taken 302 wickets at an average of 32.22. He has 103 wickets in 39 Tests at home and 199 wickets in 60 Tests at home. His best performance at home was nine for 78 and 10 for 108 at home.
Fast Delhi fast bowler has taken the most wickets against Australia so far in his career. He took 59 wickets in 25 Tests against Australia. He also scored 61 in 19 Tests against England, 31 in 15 Tests against South Africa and 46 in 12 Tests against the West Indies.
He took 36 wickets in 12 Tests against Sri Lanka, 35 in seven Tests against New Zealand, 25 in seven Tests against Bangladesh, five in Tests against Pakistan and four in Tests against Afghanistan.
Ishant has played under six captains so far. The six captains are Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Anil Kumble, Rahul Dravid, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Virender Sehwag, Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane.
Ishant said that playing in the same format made it easier for him to reach the 100-Test fastest victory. However, at the same time, he is not currently focused on equaling Kapil Dev’s record of 131 Test matches as a fast bowler.
Ishant says if you think about it positively it will be easy and good for you. Reaching 100 Tests is easy by playing in a single format. I do not think I would have played 100 Test matches if I had played limited overs cricket. I am only 32 years old. I would do well.
Ishant got a chance to play 100 Test matches during the tour of Australia, but was unable to travel to Australia due to muscle strain in the IPL last year. He said he was not disappointed.
Ishant said he would love to complete my 100 Test matches on the tour of Australia. But there are so many things, it is not in my hands. I was unable to go to Australia due to injury. Now I want to forget those things and move on as soon as possible, which will make other things in your life easier. This is what I have learned in my career. Forget about the past and move on. Now my focus is on the next match.
Fast bowler Ishant has done well in Tests for the last three years. He has taken 76 wickets in 20 Tests since 2018, during which time he has taken five wickets four times. Ishant has taken five wickets 11 times so far. He has taken 302 wickets in 99 Tests so far.
Kapil Dev (1978-1994), 131 Tests, is the highest Test bowling fast bowler for India. Kapil has taken a total of 434 wickets in his career. Named Ishant.
In third place is Zaheer Khan, who played 92 Tests between 2000 and 2014. Zaheer took a total of 311 wickets. Jawaharlal Srinath, who took 231 wickets in 67 Tests between 1991 and 1992, is fourth in the series.