Ravichandran Ashwin

India|Bowling Allrounder
Ravichandran Ashwin
INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2022
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Full Name

Ravichandran Ashwin

Born

September 17, 1986, Madras (now Chennai), Tamil Nadu

Age

35y 288d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

TEAMS

R Ashwin is a tall offspinner who took the soduku ball, a finger-flicked tennis-ball legbreak, from the streets of Chennai and used it effectively in international cricket on a bigger, harder cricket ball. His inspiration was Ajantha Mendis' carrom ball. Even before Mendis had played for Sri Lanka and bamboozled India's heavyweight Test line-up in one series, this 21-year-old saw him in a game in Chennai and went home convinced it could be done with a cricket ball too. In his first season of first-class cricket back then, Ashwin put his long fingers to tireless work on that variation. Soon after Mendis had became a brief phenomenon, Ashwin unleashed it.

That carrom ball, an arm ball just as good, his control over his offbreaks, and a sharp brain made Ashwin a quintessential limited-overs spinner, but in Test cricket he followed a brief period of struggle, against England in 2012-13, with a return to classical offspin basics and began using the variations sparingly. Ashwin's success was what India desperately needed at a time when Anil Kumble had retired and Harbhajan Singh was on the wane.

Ashwin is one of the rare players who came into the public's reckoning through the IPL and yet was good enough to hold his own in bigger forms of cricket. For his IPL franchise, he opened the bowling, bowled at death, came on when wickets were required, and was the Man of the Series in the 2010 Champions League played in South Africa.

Ashwin's success in T20 cricket earned him a call-up to the national side, ODI firsts and inevitably the Tests in 2011-12. He was a part of the winning squad in the 2011 World Cup, but rarely got a chance ahead of Harbhajan. The senior offspinner, though, soon provided him with more opportunities and Ashwin kept on building a phenomenal body of work. He took nine wickets in his maiden Test, the second-highest by an Indian debutant after Narendra Hirwani's 16, and won the Man-of-the-Match award. It only got better: he registered nine five-fors in his first 16 Tests and was a genuine threat to Erapalli Prasanna's Indian record of the march to 100 wickets in 20 Tests.

An opener with the bat before he took up offspin, Ashwin is more than a handy lower-order batsman: he is correct, has the shots and scored a century in his first Test series.
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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test8616223089106664427/5913/14024.132.7752.223307
ODI113111614150581514/254/2533.494.9440.6100
T20I515111461298614/84/821.276.7918.7200
FC14225437625172216847/5913/14025.172.7455.0314911
List A173171935272422314/254/2531.354.6440.4100
T20282279608470512764/84/825.546.9522.0400
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test8612314293112426.88536454.6451233916310
ODI11363207076516.4481386.9601607300
T20I5111712331*30.75115106.950014190
FC14220031484312428.65883054.8472360122560
List A1731032713467917.71174077.350410413490
T20282108429865014.93831118.65018728670
Ravichandran Ashwin
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MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Indians vs Leics--2/3123-Jun-2022LeicesterOTHER
Royals vs Titans60/3229-May-2022AhmedabadT20
Royals vs RCB--1/3127-May-2022AhmedabadT20
Royals vs Titans2*0/4024-May-2022KolkataT20
Royals vs Super Kings40*1/2820-May-2022BrabourneT20
Videos
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Rajasthan Royals made it to their first IPL final since 2008
Celebrate with a chest thump - R Ashwin sealed the deal for Royals, this time with the bat
Returns of 1 for 28 from four overs before scoring 40 not out in 23 balls - R Ashwin has reason to be pumped
R Ashwin played his part with the bat with perfection on the day
R Ashwin removed Devon Conway against the run of play to trigger a collapse of sorts
R Ashwin is pumped up after dismissing Krunal Pandya