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Ravichandran Ashwin

Personal details 

Full NameRavichandran Ashwin
Date of birthSeptember 17, 1986
Height183 cm
Current teamRajasthan Royals
PositionRight-arm Off-Spin Bowler
Batting styleRight-arm Off Spin
Bowling styleRight-arm Off Spin
Jersey number99
Started playingJune 5, 2010
Family membersFather: Ravichandran
Mother: Chitra Ravichandran
Wife: Prithi NarayananDaughters: Akhira Ashwin, Aadhya Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin Recent Matches

India vs England 1st Test1&283/68 & 3/126England won by 28 runs
South Africa vs India 1st Test8&01/41South Africa won by an innings and 32 runs
India vs Australia1/34India won by 6 wickets
India vs Australia3/41India won by 7 wickets

Bowling Stats


Batting Stats



  • India
  • Chennai Super Kings
  • Worcestershire
  • Kings XI Punjab
  • Tamil Nadu
  • Nottinghamshire
  • Delhi Capitals
  • Rajasthan Royals

About Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, the maestro of off-spin, born on September 17, 1986, in Chennai, is renowned for his crafty spin bowling. An integral part of the Indian cricket team, Ashwin has been a consistent performer across all formats. 

Known for his variations and tactical brilliance, Ashwin has evolved into one of the most effective spinners in contemporary cricket. His ability to outsmart batters and control the game’s flow has made him a vital asset for India, and his prowess extends to the Indian Premier League (IPL) where he continues to shine for Rajasthan Royals.

Ravichandran Ashwin Career Highlights

  • Fastest to reach 300 Test wickets, achieving the feat in just 54 matches.
  • Became the ICC Cricketer of the Year in 2016.
  • Played a crucial role in India’s historic Test series victory in Australia in 2020-21.
  • Pioneered the “Mankading” dismissal technique, sparking debates in the cricketing world.
  • Captained Kings XI Punjab in the IPL.

Ravichandran Ashwin Awards

  • Arjuna Award (2014)
  • Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna Award (2015)
  • Padma Shri (2016)
  • ICC Cricketer of the Year (2016)
  • CEAT International Cricketer of the Year (2016)


Domestic Career

Ravichandran Ashwin’s journey began in domestic cricket, where he showcased his spin-bowling prowess for Tamil Nadu. His consistent performances paved the way for a successful international career.

IPL Career

Ashwin has been a stalwart in the IPL, representing various franchises. His stint with the Chennai Super Kings, Delhi Capitals and later with Rajasthan Royals has solidified his reputation as a wily spinner and a strategic leader.

International Career

Test Career

Ashwin made his Test debut in November 2011 and quickly rose to prominence as a premier spinner. His ability to pick crucial wickets and contribute with the bat has been instrumental in India’s success, especially in the red-ball format. .

ODI Career

In ODIs, Ashwin’s control over the white ball and ability to break partnerships make him a valuable asset. Though primarily a Test specialist, he has played crucial roles in limited-overs formats.

T20 International Career

Ashwin’s T20I career has been marked by strategic bowling and economical spells. While not a regular in the shortest format, his experience adds depth to the Indian bowling lineup.

Additional Info

  • Nickname: Ash
  • Favourite Ball: Carrom Ball
  • Controversies: Involved in debates over the “Mankading” technique; otherwise maintains a focused and disciplined approach to the game.
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