R Ashwin
R Ashwin

Ashwin joins Worcestershire for County Championship

ANI | Updated: Jul 24, 2018 13:24 IST

London [England], July 24 (ANI): Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has joined Worcestershire cricket club for the last two games of the County Championship, slated to be held later in the year.
The 31-year-old, who played four matches for the club in the last season, made a great impact by taking 20 wickets and averaging 42.50 with the bat.
Reflecting on Ashwin's come back to the club, Worcestershire's chief executive Matt Rawnsley said that they are delighted to have him in the team as he is one of the best spinners in the world.
"We are delighted to have Ashwin coming back for what could be a key part of the season. He is one of the best spinners in world cricket and the influence he had when here last season cannot be underestimated," ESPNcricinfo.com quoted Matt Rawnsley, as saying.
"The lads all speak so highly of him, the impact he had on the field and the way he slotted in so well off the pitch and he was willing to offer advice to our young spinners like Ben Twohig," he added.
The Worcestershire head coach Kevin Sharp also expressed happiness over Ashwin's comeback and said that it would prove to be a "great fillip" for the team.
On a related note, the off-break bowler will be leading the Indian spin attack in the upcoming five-match Test series against England beginning August 1. (ANI)