Ravichandran Ashwin Cricketer Profile – Age, Achievements, Career, Stats & More

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Ravichandran Ashwin, commonly known as Ash, is a tall Indian off-spinner. He joined cricket as a mystery spinner and later showed his carrom ball batting skills. His motivation was from a Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis. In his first-class cricket, he used his long fingers to work on the move. Since he joined cricket, he has become a regular in the Indian Test team and plays as an all-rounder. His effort has taken the team to number one in the ICC rankings.

Basic Information About Ravichandran Ashwin

Full Name Ravichandran Ashwin
Age 34 years
Born In Chennai Tamil Nadu
Bat Style Right-handed
Bowl Style Right-arm off break
Home City Mambalam Chennai
Birth Date 17th September 1986
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.88m)
Spouse Narayanan Prithi
Net Worth $ 15 million
Teams Surrey County Cricket Club, Delhi Capitals, Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Tamil Nadu Cricket Club.


Ravichandran Ashwin Batting and Bowling Stats

  • Test Matches:

    Since his debut, Ravichandran Ashwin has played 64 Test matches. He has scored 2331 runs at an average of 29.50. In the format, he has also made four centuries and eleven fifties. His top score is 124, with 336 wickets and a bowling average of 25.44. In addition, Ravichandran Ashwin has managed to pick 26 5wicket hauls, and 7 10 wicket hauls. His best Bowling for the Test is 7/59 with 23 catches under his belt.

  • ODI Matches:

    In the ODI, he has played 111 matches scoring 675 runs at a batting average of 16.07. In the ODI series, he has scored zero centuries and just one-fifty.  Ravichandran Ashwin’s top score is 65, with 150 wickets at a bowling average of 32.91. In the ODI, he has zero 5 and 10 wicket hauls. His best bowling score is 4/25 with 30 catches.

  • T20 Matches:

    Having played only 46 games in this series, Ashwin has made 123 runs at a batting average of 30.75. He has made zero fifties and hundreds with a top score of 31. In all the 46 matches, he managed to pick 52 wickets at a bowling average of 22.94. In addition, his best bowling is 4/8, with a total of 8 catches to his name.

  • First-class Matches:

    He has played 106 matches in the series and scored 3726 runs at a batting average of 31.05. He has made six centuries and 19 fifties in this cricket format. Ravichandran Ashwin’s top score is 124, having picked 500 wickets at a bowling average of 26.84. In addition, he also made 39 5 wicket hauls and ten ten-wicket hauls. He also had the best bowling of 7/59 with 42 catches.

Career Information

  • Test Debut:

    Played against West Indies at Arun Jaitley Stadium on 6th November 2013, and India won.

  • Last Test Match:

    Played against New Zealand at Basin Reserve on 21st February 2020 and winner India.

  • ODI Debut:

    Played against Sri Lanka at Harare Sports Club on 5th June 2010, and it was a draw.

  • Last ODI Match:

    Played against West Indies at Sir Vivian Stadium on 30th June 2017 and India won.

  • T20 Debut:

    Played against Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club on 12th June 2010, and India won.

  • Last T20 Match:

    Played against West Indies at Sabina Park on 9th July 2017and West Indies won.

  • IPL Debut:

    Played against Mumbai Indians at Newlands on 18th April 2009and Chennai Super Kings won.

  • Last IPL Match:

    Played against Mumbai Indians at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on 10th November 2020, and Mumbai Indians won.

Ashwin Awards & Achievements

Ravichandran Ashwin has had some achievements in his career. Here are some of the memorable achievement moments for him over the years.

  • In 2006 at age 19, he made his debut for Ranji Trophy for Tamil Nadu
  • In 2008 at age 21, he made his IPL debut for Chennai Super Kings
  • In 2010 he made his ODI and T201 debut at the age of 23 years.
  • In 2011 Ravichandran Ashwin was picked ICC World Cup held in Subcontinent
  • And in 2012, at the age of 25, he made his Test debut.
  • In 2016 at 29 years, he was picked as the captain of Kings XI Punjab in IPL.
  • In 2019 at 29 years Ashwin made his debut for Nottinghamshire. 
  • Arjuna Award in 2014
  • Won the Test Team of the Year: 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • BCCI’s Dilip Sardesai Award for India’s best cricketer 2010-11 and 2012-13.
  • BCCI’s 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 Cricketer of the year 2016-2

Ravichandran Ashwin Best Records

Ravichandran Ashwin has had several records under his belt since he started his career. Here are some of the records.

  • He is the fastest Indian bowler and second globally to reach 200 Test wickets after spinner Clarrie Grimmett.
  • He was the first Indian bowler to score a century and pick five wickets in the same Test match on two different instances.
  • Ashwin is also the fastest Indian bowler and 5th fastest in the world to get to 100 Test wickets from only 18 matches.
  • Ashwin is the 3rd Indian to be awarded the Man of the Match (MoM) on debut.
  • He registered the second-best bowling on debut by an Indian bowler with 9/128.
  • Fastest Indian to pick 50 wickets in only nine Test matches.
  • He is the leading wicket-taker for India in a four-Test series with 28 wickets.
  • First Indian in history to take 50 T201 wickets.
  • He is the highest wicket-taker in Twenty20 International Cricket for India with a total of 52 wickets.
  • Ravichandran Ashwin has six man-of-the-series awards.
  • Fattest 20th five-wicket haul
  • Fastest Indian to reach 250 Test wickets.
  • He is the leading wicket-taker for India in one domestic season with 64 wickets.
  • Fastest bowler to take 25 fifers.
  • He has recorded the highest number of wickets by a bowler in a home season, totaling 79.
  • Fastest Indian to get to 150 wickets.
  • Fastest Indian and second worldwide to get 200 wickets.
  • The fastest bowler to make 300 Test wickets in his 54th Test appearance.

Ashwin Charitable Work

Ashwin is involved in several charity projects to help the community. In 2010, he launched his academy to grow cricket. The academy is based in his hometown Chennai and is named Gen-Next Academy.

In addition, he also has a foundation named Ashwin foundation. The foundation is a health-related cause. It involves eye and blood donation. Ashwin believes there is no excellent gift like sight and says blood is also essential to society. So, he is impacting society differently besides being a cricketer.

Reference Resource:

  1. https://www.kreedon.com/ravichandran-ashwin-biography/?amp
  2. https://www.sportskeeda.com/player/r-ashwin
  3. https://www.infosportsworld.com/ravichandran-ashwin-cricket-player-profile/

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