Picture of Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Off break
Played for:
India, India Blue, India Green, India Red, Rest of India, South Zone, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
52
Bowling:
14
Batting:
0
Bowling:
21
Batting:
0
Bowling:
4
Home country:
India
Born:
September 17, 1986, Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Profile

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.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 24 36 1007 8 35.96 62.43 2 4 124
ODI 91 52 629 16 17.47 89.98 0 1 65
T20 26 6 55 4 27.50 117.02 0 0 17*
IPL 83 25 138 8 8.11 81.17 0 0 14
CLT20 24 9 98 5 24.50 160.65 0 0 46
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 24 44 7360 3650 119 7/103 / 30.67 2.97 3 9 2 2
ODI 91 90 4955 4024 128 4/25 / 31.43 4.87 1 0 0 89
T20 26 26 600 732 25 4/11 / 29.28 7.32 1 0 0 22
IPL 83 81 1792 1952 80 3/16 / 24.40 6.53 0 0 0 49
CLT20 24 24 536 665 30 4/18 / 22.16 7.44 1 0 0 16
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 11 0 0
ODI 26 0 3
T20 5 0 0
IPL 17 0 4
CLT20 7 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2011-2015
 
ODI:
2010-2015
 
T20:
2010-2014
 
IPL:
2009-2014
 
CLT20:
2010-2014
Test
Debut:
India Vs West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Nov 06, 2011
Last played:
India Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 06, 2015
ODI
Debut:
India Vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jun 05, 2010
Last played:
India Vs United Arab Emirates at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Feb 28, 2015
T20
Debut:
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) - Jun 12, 2010
Last played:
India Vs England at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Sep 07, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Mumbai at Newlands, Cape Town - Apr 18, 2009
Last played:
Chennai Vs Punjab at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai - May 30, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban - Sep 11, 2010
Last played:
Chennai Vs Kolkata at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Oct 04, 2014
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