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Ashwin set to join Yorkshire CCC for upcoming season
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Ashwin set to join Yorkshire CCC for upcoming season

Ravichandran Ashwin is set to join Yorkshire CCC for the upcoming season of County Championship, it was announced by the club.

The off-spinner will join the county following his stint in Indian Premier League. He will replace Keshav Maharaj, who had signed for two games of County Championship.

Last year, Ashwin represented Nottinghamshire and has represented Worcestershire in his previous stints. He is expected to play at least eight red-ball games.

He has 362 wickets in 70 Tests for India and can add value with the bat as well.

"I'm thrilled to be joining Yorkshire, a club with a wonderful history and a fantastic fan-base," Ashwin said as quoted by Yorkshire CCC.

"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."

“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,” said Yorkshire first XI coach Andrew Gale.

“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.”

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