England v India: Ravichandran Ashwin – 413 Take a look at wickets however cannot get a sport

Graphic showing Ravivhandran Ashwin's record: 79 Tests, 413 wickets at 24.56, best figures 7-59, 2,685 runs at 27.68


“Madness.” “I can’t believe it.” ” A weird one.”

What’s going on with India and Ravichandran Ashwin?

The off-spinner, second in the Test rankings and the fourth most successful bowler in India’s history, was left out yet again for the fourth Test against England at the Kia Oval.

The 34-year-old has 413 Test wickets – only 14 players have taken more – but has not featured once in the series.

This is a man who bagged 32 wickets at an average of 14.71 in India’s 3-1 demolition of England on home soil barely six months ago.

“I am staggered,” said former England captain Michael Vaughan on BBC Test Match Special.

“It has to be greatest non-selection we have ever witnessed across four Tests in the UK. It’s madness.”

Ex-England spinner Phil Tufnell said: “I can’t believe it. How can you have the world’s number two ranked bowler sitting up there with his shorts on having a cup of tea for four Test matches?

“He would get into any other Test side, in any conditions.”

Former India wicketkeeper Deep…