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.”
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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.”