Ishant also became only the seventh Indian bowler to take 50 or more wickets against England in Tests.
Ishant also became only the seventh Indian bowler to take 50 or more wickets against England in Tests.

Ishant Sharma became only the seventh Indian bowler to complete 250 Test wickets, when he had England skipper Joe Root leg before wicket for four on day one of the fourth India vs England Test at The Ageas Bowl, Southampton on Thursday.

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Among pacers, he is the third to the milestone after Kapil Dev and Zaheer Khan.

Player

Matches

Wickets

BBI

Anil Kumble

132

619

10/74

Kapil Dev

131

434

9/83

Harbhajan Singh

103

417

8/84

Ravichandran Ashwin*

62*

324*

7/59

Zaheer Khan

92

311

7/87

Bishen Singh Bedi

67

266

7/98

Ishant Sharma*

86*

250*

7/74

Ishant also became only the seventh Indian bowler to take 50 or more wickets against England in Tests.

Player

Matches

Wickets

BBI

Bhagwat Chandrashekhar

23

95

8/79

Anil Kumble

19

92

7/115

Bishan Singh Bedi

22

85

6/71

Kapil Dev

27

85

6/91

Vinoo Mankad

11

54

8/55

Ravichandran  Ashwin*

14*

52*

6/55

Ishant Sharma*

15*

50*

7/74

England now is the only team against whom Ishant has 50 wickets to his name. Against Australia, Ishant has 48 wickets in 22 matches, followed by 36 against Sri Lanka in 12 matches. He has 35 wickets against West Indies in ten matches and 30 against New Zealand in six matches with an average of 25.63.

Overall the Delhi pacer is the 44th bowler in Test history to claims 250 wickets and 31st among pacers.