Ashwin best spinner in the world? Vote here

Ashwin best spinner in the world? Vote here
India's R Ashwin bowls in the first Test against New Zealand.

Kolkata - Ashwin quickest Indian to reach 200 Test wickets



By IANS

Published: Tue 27 Sep 2016, 1:18 PM

Last updated: Fri 30 Sep 2016, 3:54 PM

Legendary Indian off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna rated offie Ravichandran Ashwin as the best spinner in the cricket world.
Ashwin became the second fastest ever and the quickest Indian to reach 200 Test wickets when he got rid of New Zealand captain Kane Williamson in the first Test in Kanpur on Sunday.
The Tamil Nadu off-spinner finished with a six-for in the second innings to help Virat Kohli's men pummel the Kiwis by 197 runs to take a 1-0 lead.
"It is a remarkable performance. Ashwin is the best off-spinner available on the cricketing scene at the moment," Prasanna told IANS over phone.

This was Ashwin's 19th five-wicket haul. The 30-year-old finished with innings figures of 6 for 132 and match figures of 10 for 225 in 66.2 overs.
"The man who started as a batsman who could bowl has now become a bowler who can bat. The journey has been amazing. India is extremely lucky to have him as their prime spinner," said Prasanna, who scalped 189 wickets in 49 Test matches.
Asked how Ashwin can carry his home form in overseas games, Prasanna said, "Whatever he has achieved and the number of Tests he has played will help him be a better bowler on overseas wickets. I think he will prove people wrong that he cannot take wickets outside India.
"He is an intelligent bowler. He has got a good cricketing brain. He needs to be consistent overseas and I'm sure he will sort it out."
So Prasanna believes Ashwin is the best spinner in the world. But do you agree with him? Pakistan's Yasir Shah, Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath and Australia's Nathan Lyon also have been bowling consistently well for their countries. 
Please vote here to select the best spinner in the world. 


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