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List: Ravichandran Ashwin’s Most Dismissed Batsmen in Test Cricket

Out of all his Test wickets (409 when I am writing this article), almost 46% occurred by Caught dismissals. Bowled & LBW mode of dismissals contributes 21 & 20 percent, respectively. Ravichandran Ashwin-Ajinkya Rahane are one of the two pairs to have 25+ wickets among them by-catches. You can check complete fielding records in Cricket here. You can also find here where Ashwin ranks in the bowlers’ list with the most wickets in home Tests.

There is a saying, “Everyone is born right-handed. Only the gifted overcome it.” Left-handed batsmen in Cricket are known for their creative shot-making skills – Brian Lara, Adam Gilchrist, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Sanath Jayasuriya are few names that come to my mind easily.

You might wonder why am I speaking about left-handed batters when writing an article on Ravichandran Ashwin, a right-handed Indian off-spinner. It all comes down to Ashwin’s liking of lefties among his opponents and his ability to crack leftie’s aggression and creativeness on the field.

The first five names in his most dismissed batsman list are left-handers. When Ashwin became the first-ever bowler to dismiss left-handed batsmen 200 times in Test cricket, his total wickets count haven’t crossed the 400-mark. This shows his liking for bowling against the lefties.

Let’s find out the batsmen who have been the victim of Ravichandran Ashwin, the most times in Test cricket.

BATSMANNO. OF DISMISSALSINNINGS PLAYEDMOST DISMISSED BY
Ben Stokes (ENG)1225Caught - 5 times
David Warner (AUS)1120LBW - 6 times
Alastair Cook (ENG)921Bowled - 3 times
C&B - 3 times
Kraigg Brathwaite (WI)814Caught - 6 times
Tom Latham (NZ)89LBW - 3 times
Steve Smith (AUS)825Caught - 5 times
Edward Cowan (AUS)710Caught - 2 times
LBW - 2 times
Mitchell Starc (AUS)715Caught - 5 times
James Anderson (ENG)719Caught - 4 times
Nathan Lyon (AUS)721Caught - 4 times

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The above list of 12 batsmen include:

  • 10 left-handed batsmen
  • 5 Australian batsmen
  • 3 English batsmen
  • 5 Openers
  • 3 No.3 batsmen

Out of all his Test wickets (409 when I am writing this article), almost 46% occurred by Caught dismissals. Bowled & LBW mode of dismissals contributes 21 & 20 percent, respectively.

Ravichandran Ashwin-Ajinkya Rahane are one of the two pairs to have 25+ wickets among them by-catches. You can check complete fielding records in cricket here. 

You can also find here where Ashwin ranks in the bowlers’ list with the most wickets in home Tests.

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