India-Sri Lanka test series: Top 5 Indian performersNew Delhi: The Indian cricket team, after a gap of more than 22 years, finally won a bilateral test series against Sri Lanka on the latter's soil.It was also the first full fledged series for
New Delhi: The Indian cricket team, after a gap of more than 22 years, finally won a bilateral test series against Sri Lanka on the latter's soil.
It was also the first full fledged series for Team India's new test captain Virat Kohli, since he took over the realm of the team from Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Let's take a look on some of the best performances by Indian players during the three match test series.
1) Ravinchandran Ashwin:
The off spinner could be termed as the best performer for Team India during the three match test series against Sri Lanka.
He took a total of 21 wickets, most by an Indian bowler in Sri Lanka. The earlier record was held by another spinner Anil Kumble who took 20 wickets in Sri Lanka in 2005.
Ashwin, who had pretty ordinary outings before the start of the Sri Lanka series, returned to his best form and bamboozled the Sri Lankan batsmen on the spin friendly pitches. The offfie took 10 wickets at Galle and follwed it by seven-wicket hauls at P Sara Oval at Colombo and a four-wicket haul at SSC ground, also at Colombo.
Ravichandran Ashwin scored his fifth test half-century at the most crucial moment, which helped India gain control of the third Test. Ashwin's contribution of 58 runs came at a moment when India were looking to take their lead to past 350 at least in order to put pressure on the hosts in the fourth innings. Ashwin was rightly awarded the 'Man of the Series' for his stellar performance for the fourth time in his career.