Last Update on: September 18th, 2023 at 10:59 pm
According to reports, the veteran India National Cricket Team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is all set to participate in a local 50-over game in Chennai before joining the Indian squad following his ODI recall.
Ravichandran Ashwin, who is undoubtedly one of the best off-spinners in the world, has returned to India’s ODI setup ahead of the World Cup at home as he has been picked for the three-match ODI series against Australia. The matches will be played on September 22, 24 and 27. The Indian squad is set to convene in Chandigarh on September 20 for the preparation of the series.
Ashwin has made his ODI comeback after a very long time as he last played a 50-over cricket game for India on January 21, 2022, against the South Africa National Cricket Team at Boland Park in Paarl.
Notably, the injury picked by Axar Patel during the Asia Cup 2023 has opened the gate for the comeback of both Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin in the ODI setup. Sundar was also picked as Axar’s replacement for the Asia Cup final against Sri Lanka.
Ravichandran Ashwin To Participate In Local 50-Over Game In Chennai
Ravichandran Ashwin, who was recently training at the NCA with the white-ball, will play a 50-over match in Chennai on Tuesday, in the local league of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), according to Cricbuzz.
Ashwin will represent the Take Solution MRPA side at the SSN College Ground against Young Stars in the VAP Trophy’s one-day league. The veteran off-spinner had reportedly also participated in several three-day games within the local league a few weeks ago.
“He wants to spend some time on the ground, and a 50-over game will provide him with that opportunity. He recently visited the NCA for routine maintenance work on his body and to hone his skills under the guidance of spin bowling coach Sairaj Bahutule. He’s determined to prepare himself comprehensively for any and all challenges,” a TNCA official stated as quoted by Cricbuzz.
Overall, Ravichandran Ashwin has played 113 One Day International (ODI) matches for India and he has bagged 151 wickets at an average of 33.49, an economy of 4.94, and a strike rate of 40.6 with the best bowling figures of 4/25.