Ashwin to play for Yorkshire
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin signed a deal with Yorkshire club and he will be playing the county season after the end of Indian Premier League this year.
Ravichandran Ashwin is not a newcomer to the county cricket as he appeared in the tournaments in two seasons. The off-spinner will take part in this year’s season too but with a different club. Yorkshire roped in the Indian off-spinner as a replacement for South Africa’s Keshav Maharaj.
Last year the off-spinner played for Nottinghamshire and scalped 34 wickets with an impressive average of below 25. he also had decent contribution with the bat as he scored 300 runs in the five games he played with an average close to 37.
Talking about the new contract in the county cricket, Ashwin said, “I’m thrilled to be joining Yorkshire, a club with a wonderful history and a fantastic fan base. I think our team looks extremely talented with some superb pace bowlers and exciting batsmen. Hopefully, my role as the spinner will be a key feature in helping the team achieve success.”
“I’m a deep thinker about the game and bowling in particular and will be researching my opponents carefully to ensure I have the edge. To follow in the footsteps of Sachin, who played for the county many years ago is a wonderful feeling for me,” Ashwin added.
Regarding the off-spinner Yorkshire coach Andre Gale said, “Ashwin is available for the rest of the season after the IPL. Short-term signings haven’t worked, we want someone who can come in for a longer period of time who can make an influence.” Ashwin will join the club just seven days after the conclusion of IPL 2020.