Ravichandran Ashwin

Born September 17, 1986Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Age 28 Years, 1 Months, 3 Days
National Side India
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling Off break
Batting Rank Test - 48, ODI - NA, T20I - NA
Bowling Rank Test - 13, ODI - 16, T20I - 5
Test Debut November 6, 2011 v West Indies
Last Test August 15, 2014 v England
ODI Debut June 5, 2010 v Sri Lanka
Last ODI September 5, 2014 v England
T20I Debut June 12, 2010 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I September 7, 2014 v England
IPL Debut April 18, 2009 v Mumbai
Last IPL May 30, 2014 v Mohali
CL Debut September 11, 2010 v Central Stags
Last CL October 4, 2014 v Kolkata
Teams Played India, India Blue, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Man of the Match Test - 3, ODI - 2, T20I - 2, IPL - 1, CL - 0,
Career Span 2011 - 2014, 2010 - 2014, 2010 - 2014, 2009 - 2014, 2010 - 2014,

The Indian T20 League owes Ravichandran Ashwin the gratitude of one of its goals seeing the light of the day, pretty early. The league cited development of young players by giving them exposure and experience against and alongside international players as one of its major goals and Ashwin took the most out of it to emerge as one of the league's products. He followed the path of spin legend Anil Kumble in giving up a flourishing engineering career to pursue cricket.

Ashwin enjoyed a brilliant 2006-07 debut season with Tamil Nadu, scalping 31 wickets at an average under 20, but unfortunately missed a major part of the following season with a wrist injury. However, the off-spinner showed his mettle during his comeback in 2008, first with Chennai in the Indian T20 league and then with stellar performances for Tamil Nadu with both bat and ball.

After having made it to the ODI team in early 2010, Ashwin wasn't a part of the playing eleven initially. But with his exploits in the Indian T20 league, he was awarded another chance and he responded with a quick-fire 38 on debut against Sri Lanka. He was given a surprise entry into the 15-member Indian team for the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup as a supporting spinner to the then spearhead, Harbhajan Singh.

Ashwin enjoyed a dream debut, picking up nine wickets against West Indies, the second best match figures for a debuting Indian bowler, behind Narendra Hirwani's 16. The development and use of the carrom ball by Ashwin gave him a sharper edge in matters of selection over a waning Harbhajan. An opening batsman by aspiration, Ashwin couldn't realise that goal but has turned into an important all-rounder for India, especially in Tests with two centuries against West Indies and a never-ending hunger for runs, with the backing of a sound technique against all kinds of bowling.

Player Tracker

Batting & Fielding

21
30
7
Runs »
894
124
v WI
2
3
Fours »
101
Sixes »
8
38.86
65.16
7
0

Bowling

39
Overs »
1055.0
209
Runs »
3066
107
7/103
v AUS
2.90
59.15

Last 5 Performances

Batting Bowling Opposition Match Date
13(17) & 7(9) 3/72 v England Aug 15, 2014
40(42) & 46*(56) 0/29 v England Aug 07, 2014
11*(13) & 7(12) 0/25 & 0/83 v South Africa Dec 18, 2013
30(32) 3/45 & 4/89 v West Indies Nov 14, 2013
124(210) 2/52 & 3/46 v West Indies Nov 06, 2013