Cricket Career of Ravichandran Ashwin
This right-arm off-break bowler of Andhra Pradesh Cricket team started his "First-class" Cricket career against Haryana team from December 9 to 12 in 2006, which was held at Chennai. Ravichandran Ashwin has played in altogether 34 "First-class" matches with an average of 35.45. His total score in these matches is 1170 runs. The highest score in any of the "First-class" matches is 107 runs and his striking rate is 56.46. In bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up total 134 wickets by giving 3769 runs out of 8494 balls. His bowling average is 28.12 and economy rate is 2.66 in these matches. The latest "First-class" match played by Ravichandran Ashwin was against East Zone Cricket team from February 3 to 6 in 2008, which was held at Mumbai.
In the "List A" matches, Ravichandran Ashwin had his debut against Andhra Pradesh team on February 10 in 2007, which was held at Secunderabad. He has played in overall 48 "List A" matches with an average of 23.35. His total score in these matches is 79 runs and striking rate is 74.36. While with ball in hand, Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up total 65 wickets by giving 1865 runs out of the 2636 balls. His bowling average is 28.69 and economy rate is 4.24 in these matches. His latest "List A" match was against Australia at Ahmedabad, March 24, 2011.
Ravichandran Ashwin debuted in the "Twenty20" matches against Andhra Pradesh team on April 3 in 2007, which was held at Visakhapatnam. He has played in altogether 51 "Twenty20" matches with an average of 5.20. The total score of Ravichandran Ashwin in these matches is 52 runs and his striking rate is 71.23. His highest score in any of these matches is 11 runs. Again in bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up total 66 wickets by giving 1202 runs out of the 1152 balls. His bowling average is 18.21 and economy rate is 6.26 in these matches.
Ravichandran Ashwin's plays for Chennai Super Kings in Indian Premier League, and Champions League. In 2010 Champions League Twenty20 tournament, Ashwin became the highest wicket taker for Chennai Super Kings with 13 wickets and was adjudged as the player of the tournament and also got the Golden Wicket for the same. Presently, he is one of the most economical bowlers in Indian Premier League history with an economy rate of 6.12.
Ashwin has also played in the One Day International matches. He made his debut in 'ODI' against Sri Lanka at Harare, June 6, 2010 where he scored 38 runs and ended up in the losing side. He has played in altogether 20 'ODI' scoring a total of 116 runs with an average of 19.33. His striking rate in these matches has been 117.07 while the highest score made by him is 38. With ball in hand Ravichandran Ashwin has picked up total 32 wickets. His bowling average is 26.00 in these matches.
He took part in the ICC World Cup 2011, where he got selected alongside Harbhajan Singh and Piyush Chawla. He played in two matches for the entire World Cup tournament.
Ashwin made his Test Match debut for India against West Indies along with pace bowler Umesh Yadav and was adjudged the match of the match right on his first match, only the third Indian cricketer to do so after Pravin Amre and R.P. Singh. He had an impressive figure for the match with 27-4-81-3 in the 1st innings and 21.3-5-47-6 in the 2nd innings. His dream spell of 9 wickets happens to be the second best by an Indian test cricketer on debut after Narendra Hirwani.
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Personal Life of Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin was born on 17th September 1986 in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and studied at Padma Seshadri Bala Bhavan till class 10. For 11th and 12th standard he went to St. Bede's. He completed his engineering course from SSN College of Engineering, Chennai. Recently, on 13th November 2011 he got married to his childhood sweetheart Preethi Narayanan.