2 players who have scored a hundred in Tests and also picked up 450 wickets

Test cricket is often considered the purest format of the game. The format demands patience and perseverance from the players and the ones who master these abilities are destined to conquer the format.

Moreover, it is not that easy to secure a place in the playing XI as far as the Test format is concerned. The ones who put up consistent performances time and time again are duly rewarded with opportunities.

The more games the players play, the better they have a chance of creating records. Now in this article, we will take a glimpse at the two players who have scored a century in Tests and also picked up 450 wickets.

1. Anil Kumble

India’s bowling great Anil Kumble was the first one to score a century and pick up 450 wickets in the longest format of the game. Popularly known as “Jumbo”, Kumble scored his only Test century against England at The Oval.

He remained not out on 110 with the help of 16 fours and a six. As far as his bowling stats are concerned, he is the leading wicket-taker for Team India in Test cricket. Overall, he has bagged 619 wickets in 132 Tests including 35 fifers and 31 four-wicket-hauls.

Anil Kumble holds the record of becoming the second cricketer to take 10 wickets in an inning after South Africa’s Jim Laker. Kumble achieved the record against Pakistan in the second Test in 1999 in Delhi.

2. Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is another big name on this list who scored a century and picked up 450 wickets to his name in red ball cricket. Despite having age on his side, the 36-year-old veteran cricketer is still giving it all.

During the first Test match against Australia in Nagpur, he took his 450th Test wicket by getting rid of Australia’s wicketkeeper-batsman, Alex Carey. On the other hand, he has been effective with the bat when it mattered the most.

Overall, he has hit as many as five centuries and 13 fifties for India in Test cricket. Ravi Ashwin scored 3043 runs at an average of 27.4, registering his personal best score of 124.

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