Ashwin has become highest wicket taker in test match of the year of 2015 after taking 2 wickets on 3rd day of ongoing test match at Nagpur.
Ashwin has bagged five wickets or more in an innings five times in a calendar year. Anil Kumble was the last man to do that in 2004.
14 times in test, Ashwin has taken five wickets in an innings. He captured 5 wickets in an innings, 11 times out of 18 tests in India. Best bowling figure of Ashwin is 5 for 32 against South Africa in present series.
He is among one of the best spinners in Asia, with 100 wickets or more in test. His tally being 139 wickets at 21.37 average runs in 22 test.
In 2015 Ashwin has taken 51 wickets in 15 innings. He has only played 8 matches and taken wickets equal to Stuart broad, who played 13 matches.
Currently, he is on the top in list with most wickets in test with best bowling figure in an innings with 6/61 and in match with 10/160. He is only Indian bowler on the list of top 5 wickets taker in test matches in the year of 2015.