Top 3 test spinners currently
‘The Illusion of the ball spinning is as important as the actual spin of the ball’. These golden words were spoken by none other than the magician Erapalli Prasanna. Spin bowling as an art form is like poetry and has been one of the most fascinating parts of this great game. Is there a better sight than a leg spinner deceiving the batsman?
So here at Cric Crak we look at the top 3 test spinners currently
1) Nathan Lyon – The ‘GOAT’ is by far the best tweaker in the game currently. He plies his trade in Australia, which is not the most conducive country for spin bowlers. He dominates visiting countries and relies more on his skill and drift than conditions. The energy in the action allows him to get the extra bounce and sets him apart.
2) Ravichandran Ashwin – Ravi Ashwin was very quick off the blocks when it came to test cricket. He was the fastest to 250 test wickets and has won more man of the series titles than Virat Kohli. His ability to outsmart the batsmen with his cricket smarts is second to none. A true student of the game, Ashwin needs to work at his overseas numbers but there is no doubting his quality.
3) Ravindra Jadeja – Jaddu has for long lived under the shadow of Ashwin as a test spinner. But his record is not too far behind that of his spin twin. In fact, a closer look would suggest that Jadeja has outdone Ashwin in overseas tests and boasts of a five for in England. His accuracy is the best in the world and helps the captain gain control, a quality very important in Test matches.