Ravichandran Ashwin: Off-spinner's top five Test performances in 2015
Ashwin has been pivotal to India's success in the longer format this year.
New Delhi: In-form off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Thursday named as the No. 1 Test bowler for 2015 in the ICC rankings.
Ashwin has been pivotal to India's success in the longer format this year, picking up 62 wickets in 9 Tests.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Chennai lad seems to have hit another new gear that has made him the finest spinner in the world at the moment.
Ashwin produced many memorable performances, especially in the recently concluded series at home against South Africa where he finished with a tally of 31 wickets in four Tests.
Here are his best five bowling displays in the year gone by.
1) Australia vs India
Sydney Cricket Ground
4th Test, 2nd innings
19-2-105-4 (Econ 5.52)
2) Bangladesh v India
Khan Shaheb Osman Ali Stadium, Fatullah
One-off Test, 1st innings
25-6-87-5 (Econ 3.48)
3) Sri Lanka vs India
Galle International Stadium
1st Test, 1st innings
13.4-2-46-6 (Econ 3.36)
4) Sri Lanka vs India
P Sara Oval, Colombo
2nd Test, 2nd innings
16-6-42-5 (Econ 2.62)
5) India vs South Africa
Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Jamtha, Nagpur
3rd Test, 2nd innings
29.5-7-66-7 (Econ 2.21)