One of the all time best spinner Muttiah Muralitharan speaks about the best Test spinner in the world at the moment.
In Recent time, R Ashwin, Yasir Shah, Nathan Lyon have been taking wickets for their countries in regular intervals and help their country to win the matches.
Muralitharan was quoted as saying by Cricket Australia (CA) website : “Ashwin, I think, is on the top at the moment as the best current Test spinner,”
“Lyon is a very good bowler, a very good offspinner. He has proven himself in Test cricket and has taken a lot of wickets for Australia. He bowls in different conditions (in Australia) which are not much helpful for a spin but on the turning wickets he has taken some wickets.”
Ashwin was the number 1 ranked bowler in Test matches last year. At the present Ashwin is number 2 in the rankings. Ashwin will play an important role in the upcoming Test series against West Indies.
Yasir Shah is at number 4 in rankings at the present moment.
Ashwin was trump card of MS Dhoni in any of the formate but after he comeback from injury in South Africa ODI series he looks good in the test series.
But After that test series India tour to Australia and he was not able to pick wickets for India and recently completed WT20 and IPL 2016 also not good for the R Ashwin.
He was not able to pick wickets as he did in the year 2015. One of the reason was that batsmen not going to score against him and played defensive against him.
Yasir Shah is also a quality leg spinner and will play a vital role in the upcoming series against England.
Ashwin has been the main bowler for India in test matches. He has taken 176 wickets in 32 test matches with 16 five wicket haul.