Ravichandran Ashwin has a tremendous record against Kane Williamson. (PTI/AFP)
WTC Final 2021: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has taken 48 wickets in 6 test matches against New Zealand. Ashwin’s record is also tremendous against Kiwi captain Kane Williamson.
New Delhi. The final of the World Test Championship will be played between India and New Zealand from June 18. In the final, the eyes of Indian bowlers will be on the wicket of world number one Test batsman Kane Williamson. Williamson can prove to be a big threat to the Indian team but with Ravichandran Ashwin, India need not worry much. India’s star spinner Ashwin is extremely successful against the Kiwi captain. Ashwin, ranked second in the ICC Test Rankings, has taken 48 wickets in six Tests against New Zealand.
Ashwin-Williamson’s performance in the World Test Championship
Williamson has scored 817 runs in 9 matches in the World Test Championship at an average of 58.35 and with three centuries. In which 736 runs have been scored by this Kiwi batsman in the home grounds. At the same time, Ashwin has taken 67 wickets in 13 Tests.
Ashwin heavy on WilliamsonAshwin has dismissed Williamson five times in Test cricket while James Anderson has the most 6 times. Williamson last scored a century against India in the year 2014. His average against India is 36.40. The Kiwi captain has the lowest average against India in Test playing nations. Apart from this, Williamson’s average falls to 29.20 in front of Ashwin. Williamson scored 146 runs in 242 balls against Ashwin.
Williamson has scored 728 runs in 11 Test matches against India at an average of 36 and with two centuries. Williamson scored 3 and 5 in the last test match against India. The Kiwi captain was dismissed by Jasprit Bumrah in both the innings. By the way, Williamson has scored 7129 runs in 84 Test matches at an average of 53.60. In Test cricket, this batsman has 24 centuries and 32 half-centuries to his name.
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India need not fear Williamson in England
Williamson’s record on the pitches of England is very poor. On England soil, Williamson has been able to score only 261 runs in ten innings at an average of 26. Here he scored the only century six years ago. In the Lord’s Test against England, Williamson was dismissed for 13 in the first innings and just one run in the second innings.