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Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian International Cricketer. He made his first international appearance in an ODI against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Jun 05, 2010. He is the third Indian bowler to take a hat-trick in an ODI. In 2016, he was awarded ICC Cricketer of the Year award hence becoming the third Indian to win this award.

Full Name: Ravichandran Ashwin

Nickname: Ash

Birth Date: September 17, 1986

Birthplace: Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Nationality: Indian

Jersey Number: 99

Height: 6 ft 0 in

Role: Bowling Allrounder

Batting Style: Right Handed Bat

Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break

Major Teams

India, Board Presidents XI, Chennai Super Kings, Tamil Nadu, Indians, Rising Pune Supergiant, Dindigul Dragons, Worcestershire, Kings XI Punjab, India A, Rest of India, Nottinghamshire

ICC Rankings

ICC Rankings
FormatTestODIT20
Batting77
Bowling10

Ravichandran Ashwin’s International and IPL Debut

Test debut vs West Indies at Feroz Shah Kotla, Nov 06, 2011

Last Test vs Australia at Adelaide Oval, Dec 06, 2018

ODI debut vs Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club, Jun 05, 2010

Last ODI vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Jun 30, 2017

T20 debut vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Jun 12, 2010

Last T20 vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Jul 09, 2017

IPL debut vs Mumbai Indians at Newlands, Apr 18, 2009

Last IPL vs Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium, May 05, 2019

Ravichandran Ashwin Awards and Achievements

  • Arjuna Award: 2014
  • ICC Test Team of the Year: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • BCCI’s Dilip Sardesai Award for India’s best cricketer: 2010–11, 2015–16
  • BCCI Polly Umrigar Award for international cricketer of the year: 2012–13
  • ICC Test Player of the Year: 2016
  • ICC Cricketer of the Year: 2016
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year: 2016–17

Ravichandran Ashwin Records

  • First Indian bowler and the second-fastest in the world to reach 200 Test wickets
  • First Indian bowler and 5th fastest in the world to reach 100 Test wickets
  • He is the first Indian cricketer to score a century and take five wickets in the same Test match on two separate instances.
  • He also scored a hundred and took nine wickets when India played against West Indies at the Wankhede Stadium in 2011.
  • He became the fastest Indian to record 50 wickets in Test matches as he overhauled the milestone in his ninth game.
  • He is the quickest Indian to reach 500 runs and 50 wickets.
  • On 10 October 2016, Ashwin took his 20th five-wicket haul, making him the third-fastest to reach the landmark.
  • In India’s 2016-17 home season, Ashwin took 64 wickets in 13 Tests, becoming the highest wicket-taker for India in a single domestic season.
  • He became the fastest bowler to take 25 fifers in test history in terms of matches(47) and in terms of innings(89).
  • Ashwin became the fastest bowler to reach 300 Test wickets in his 54th Test.

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