Indian bowling all-rounder, Ravichandran Ashwin, will represent Yorkshire as an overseas player in the 2020 County Championship. Ashwin will play 8 games for Yorkshire in the County Championship after fulfilling his commitments to Delhi Capitals in IPL and a 7-day BCCI-requested rest period, right afterward. Ashwin will replace Yorkshire’s first-choice South African spinner Keshav Maharaj.
Ashwin said that he is happy to join Yorkshire and is hopeful that his role as the spinner will be a key feature for his team.
Ravichandran 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.
“Headingley has always been a fantastic venue to play at. People speak about the overhead conditions playing a big part so let’s hope for plenty of sun. I love playing first-class cricket and have enjoyed my two previous spells with Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire. My role will be to score runs and take wickets but it will be a collective effort if we are to win the title.”
Yorkshire’s coach Andrew Gale is positive that Ashwin’s experience in his previous stints with Worcestershire and Nottinghamshire in County Championship will be great for them. Andrew Gale said: “With Kesh (Keshav Maharaj) doing so well last year, it shows the importance of having a spinner who can attack and defend. He can contribute with the bat as well. Ashwin ticks every box, he did well for Notts in a team that was underachieving with both bat and ball. To get a guy of his experience in and around the group will be great for us.”