Ravichandran Ashwin is an international cricketer who plays for the Indian Cricket Team across three formats, including Test Cricket, Twenty20 and One Day internationals.

Ashwin hails from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, and is primarily known for his right-arm off-break, however, over the past couple of years the 35-year-old has also emerged as a batter, making him a suitable all-rounder in the Indian mix.

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In the Indian Premier League, Ashwin currently plays for the Delhi Capitals after captaining the Kings XI Punjab for a couple of seasons.

In the T20 format of International Cricket, Ashwin became the first Indian to take 50 wickets, in 2016.

In the 46 T20 Internationals he has played, the Indian spinner has bowled more than 1000 balls and bagged 52 wickets while going for almost 1200 runs. 

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As a batter in the T20s, Ashwin played 11 innings out of the 46 matches he has been a part of, scoring 123 runs with the highest of an unbeaten 31. 

With 14 fours and one six, he scored at a strike rate of almost 107.

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Ashwin has been considerably more impressive in the Test format, playing 79 matches, taking 413 wickets, scoring 2685 runs including five centuries and 11 half-centuries, plus 27 5-wicket-hauls and 7 10-wicket-hauls.

In One Day Internationals, Ashwin has been fairly decent with 111 games under his belt, in which he grabbed 150 wickets, played 61 innings to score 675 runs with a highest of 65.

Ashwin’s best strike rate as a batter is while playing in the Indian Premier League. 

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Scoring at a strike rate of 110.46, R Ashwin has 412 runs under his belt through the 58 innings he has played in 154 matches. 

He has remained not out 20 times and hit 35 fours and 11 sixes.

As part of his bowling style, Ashwin uses an arm ball, the carrom ball, leg-breaks and googly as well in addition to the usual off-break.

In February 2021, he became the fourth Indian to take 400 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin also became the second fastest bowler ever to achieve the landmark (77 Tests) after Muttiah Muralitharan (73 Tests).