About Ravichandran Ashwin:
Full name Ravichandran Ashwin
Born September 17, 1986, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu
Current age 24 years 124 days
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Major teams India, Chennai Super Kings, Tamil Nadu, Tamil Nadu Under-14s
Ravichandran Ashwin Profile:
A tall offspinner who bowls with a high-arm action and is studying to be an engineer, R Ashwin has some uncanny similarities with S Venkataraghavan, but for the moment the comparison should end there. Ashwin is taking his first steps in Ranji Trophy cricket. He made big strides in his debut season in 2006-07, leading the wickets tally for Tamil Nadu with 31 scalps at under 20. He was impressive the following the season with both bat and ball before a wrist injury unfortunately forced him out for four weeks in the middle of the season. He later made it to the Chennai Super Kings squad in the inaugural Indian Premier League. Ashwin continued to perform consistently at the domestic level, earning a Grade D contract by the BCCI, and under his captaincy Tamil Nadu were crowned Indian domestic one-day champions in 2009. He earned his first call-up for India, for the home ODIs against South Africa in early 2010, after Harbhajan Singh opted out of the first couple of games due to personal commitments. He was a revelation in the IPL with his miserly spells with the new ball, conceding only 6.10 runs per over and taking 13 wickets. He followed that with a near-spotless performance in the 2010 Champions League where his Man-of-the-Series performance helped Chennai lift the big prize. Ashwin’s growing confidence and widening repertoire of tricks will keep him in the frame for a consistent run for India in the shorter formats.
* Ravichandran Ashwin was Chennai Super Kings’ second highest wicket-taker in the 2010 season of the IPL.
* Under his captaincy, Tamil Nadu won the ‘Domestic One Day Championship’ in 2009.
* Ashwin was the highest wicket-taker (13) in 2010 CLT20 and was adjudged ‘Player of the Tournament’.
* In his first 29 first-class matches, he took 5-wkt hauls eight times and 10-wkt hauls twice.
Ravichandran Ashwin Batting, Fielding and Bowling
The above stats are as per date of this post.
Ravichandran Ashwin Career:
Ravichandran Ashwin ODI Matches
India Vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) – Jun 05, 2010
India Vs New Zealand at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) – Dec 10, 2010
Ravichandran Ashwin T20 Matches
India Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare (Salisbury) – Jun 12, 2010
India Vs South Africa at Moses Mabhida Stadium, Durban – Jan 09, 2011
Ravichandran Ashwin IPL Matches
Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians at Newlands, Cape Town – Apr 18, 2009
Chennai Super Kings Vs Mumbai Indians at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai – Apr 25, 2010
Ravichandran Ashwin CLT20 Matches
Chennai Super Kings Vs Central Stags at Kingsmead, Durban – Sep 11, 2010
Chennai Super Kings Vs Warriors at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg – Sep 26, 2010