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Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin
Full name Ravichandran Ashwin
Born September 17, 1986, Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Current age 32
Major team India
Batting style Right Handed
Bowling style Off break
ODI Debut June 5, 2010 v Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Harare

Ravichandran Ashwin has taken spin bowling to another level. India needed a quality spinner in the wake of Anil Kumble’s retirement and Harbhajan Singh’s dip in form. While Ashwin didn’t get instant success, over a period of time he developed into a top-class off spinner. He followed the path of Kumble in giving up a flourishing engineering career to pursue cricket.


Ashwin enjoyed a brilliant 2006-07 debut domestic season with Tamil Nadu. 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 quickfire 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 Test debut, picking up nine wickets against West Indies, the second best match figures for an Indian bowler on debut, behind Narendra Hirwani's 16. The development and use of the carrom ball by Ashwin gave him a sharper edge. An opening batsman by aspiration, Ashwin couldn't realise that goal but turned into an important all-rounder for India, especially in Tests with two centuries against West Indies.


Early in 2017, Ashwin surpassed the Aussie legend Dennis Lillee by becoming the fastest player to reach 250 wickets (in 45 Tests). With 82 wickets in the 2016-17 season, he went past Dale Steyn’s record for the most scalps in a single season.


Besides being a great bowler, Ashwin is very effective as a batsman and finished 2016 as the No.1 Test all-rounder in the ICC rankings before being toppled by Shakib Al Hasan in March 2017. Often with centuries and half-centuries, especially in Tests, he has spoiled many an opposition team’s party. India’s spin future is in great hands with Ashwin around!

Batting and Fielding Averages

MatInnsNoRunsHSAveBFSR100504s6sCtSt
Tests659312236112429.14430854.8041126614230
ODIS11161196756516.0777686.9801596300
T20IS461171233130.75115106.950014180
First-class10914926379112430.82673856.2661947217430
List A167982613047918.11168477.4304--480
Twenty2021677306254613.29550113.63005814510

Bowling Averages

MatInnsBallsRunsWktsAveEconSR4w5w10
Tests65 12218372870034225.43 2.8453.7116267
ODIS111 1096021493715032.91 4.9140.14100
T20IS46 46102611935222.94 6.9719.73200
First-class109 194293171370551226.76 2.8057.25193910
List A167 1659052699222630.93 4.6340.05100
Twenty20216 2134622528021724.33 6.8521.29400

Split by Team in Tests

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia1524 237917.2252.56620280893.119477
Bangladesh22 13636.0075.0034000090.22511
England1525 578139.0559.8091*0630719.112656
New Zealand55 114035.0061.94400050235.54845
South Africa711 220923.2249.06560120283.17838
Sri Lanka913 024618.9253.01580220384.27150
West Indies1112 155250.1851.201244030436.28360
Afghanistan11 01818.0046.1518000019.445

Split by Team in ODIs

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia158 28514.1669.67280010136016
Bangladesh73 173.5050.00400407058
England2314 512814.22121.9036*0070191.2335
New Zealand106 09415.66123.6865012091312
Pakistan86 24511.2561.6431*002075.4410
South Africa74 14916.3381.6619000061.406
Sri Lanka2011 313216.5094.28380050187832
West Indies179 513533.7572.58310080150.5721
Zimbabwe10 0-0.0000101001
Ireland10 0-0.0000001012
United Arab Emirates10 0-0.0000001014
Afghanistan10 0-0.0000001033

Split by Team in T20Is

MatInnsBARUBAAVSRHSHUFICTSTOVMADWIER
Australia93 333-106.4516*000031.1010
Bangladesh41 15-250.005*00001506
England53 12211.00137.5017*00002011
New Zealand21 01010.0050.00100010701
Pakistan50 0-0.0000101803
South Africa61 01111.0073.3311000024010
Sri Lanka61 131-129.1631*003022.5113
West Indies61 111-157.1411*00202104
Zimbabwe20 0-0.000000802
Afghanistan10 0-0.000010402

Last 5 Matches in Tests

  • Batting
  • 25(76) v Australia on December 6, 2018
  • 5(18) v Australia on December 6, 2018
  • 35(83) v West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • DNB v West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • 7(15) v West Indies on October 4, 2018
  • 1(7) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 25(36) v England on August 30, 2018
  • 14(17) v England on August 18, 2018
  • 1*(1) v England on August 18, 2018
  • Bowling
  • 3/57 vs Australia on December 6, 2018
  • 3/92 vs Australia on December 6, 2018
  • 1/49 vs West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • 2/24 vs West Indies on October 12, 2018
  • 4/37 vs West Indies on October 4, 2018
  • 2/71 vs West Indies on October 4, 2018
  • 2/40 vs England on August 30, 2018
  • 1/84 vs England on August 30, 2018
  • 0/3 vs England on August 18, 2018
  • 1/44 vs England on August 18, 2018

Last 5 Matches in ODIs

  • Batting
  • DNB v West Indies on June 30, 2017
  • DNB v West Indies on June 25, 2017
  • DNB v West Indies on June 23, 2017
  • 1(3) v Pakistan on June 18, 2017
  • DNB v Bangladesh on June 15, 2017
  • Bowling
  • 3/28 vs West Indies on June 30, 2017
  • 1/47 vs West Indies on June 25, 2017
  • DNB vs West Indies on June 23, 2017
  • 0/70 vs Pakistan on June 18, 2017
  • 0/54 vs Bangladesh on June 15, 2017

Last 5 Matches in T20Is

  • Batting
  • 11*(7) v West Indies on July 9, 2017
  • DNB v West Indies on August 28, 2016
  • DNB v West Indies on August 27, 2016
  • DNB v West Indies on March 31, 2016
  • DNB v Australia on March 27, 2016
  • Bowling
  • 0/39 vs West Indies on July 9, 2017
  • 2/11 vs West Indies on August 28, 2016
  • 0/36 vs West Indies on August 27, 2016
  • 0/20 vs West Indies on March 31, 2016
  • 1/31 vs Australia on March 27, 2016

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 5007 116
2 New Zealand 3570 108
3 South Africa 4397 105
4 Australia 4566 104
5 England 5490 104
FULL Ranking