Yorkshire have signed a man at the top of his game.

Ravichandran Ashwin recently became only the fourth Indian to reach the 350-wicket mark in Test Match cricket, joining fellow spinners Harbhajan Singh and Adil Kumble alongside seam bowling all-rounder Kapil Dev.

The other three have all topped 400 wickets, with leg-spinner Kumble leading the way with 619 before retiring in 2008, three years before Ashwin debuted with the red ball for India.

In reaching 350 in October, he became the joint fastest in Test cricket to reach that mark, alongside Sri Lankan Muttiah Muralitharan, in 66 appearances.

India beat South Africa in the first Test in Vizag, with Ashwin taking eight wickets in the match, including a first-innings seven-for as he reached the milestone.

They went on to win the series 3-0, and then completed a 2-0 series victory over Bangladesh, the latter victory being in their maiden home day/night contest at Kolkata. Such was the domination by the seamers, he only bowled five overs in the game and went wicketless. But he still finished with the most international wickets of any bowler in the most recent decade – 564 across all formats.

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