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Ashwin set to play county cricket

Ashwin set to play county cricket

India all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is set to play his first county championship season as he has signed with Worcestershire county cricket club. He will join the club later this month.

Ashwin was rested for the ODIs and T20I match against Sri Lanka. As India will tour England for five Tests next year, the current off-spinning great has decided to move to county circuit to get some experience in English conditions.

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He will play his first match for Worcestershire on August 28 against Gloucestershire. He will take on his team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara’s Nottinghamshire, the table-topper of Division Two, on September 5.

Worcestershire are currently placed second in the table, 35 points behind Nottinghamshire.

Ashwin played only two of the five Tests when India toured England last time in 2014. He has made massive improvement in his performance in past few years.

If Ashwin gets recalled for the five ODIs against Australia starting from September 5, he will return home playing two championship games only. He will remain available for the rest of the season if he doesn’t get picked.

Ashwin’s spin-twin mate Ravindra Jadeja will also be playing county cricket this season. However, it is not yet confirmed for which team will Jadeja play for. Jadeja was also rested for the limited-overs series in Sri Lanka.

 

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com

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