Veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been signed by Nottinghamshire as their overseas player for the remainder of the County Championship season. The 32-year-old will be replacing Australian right-arm pacer James Pattinson, who will be busy preparing for the Ashes series later this summer.
With his limited overs career clouded in uncertainty, Ashwin has put all his focus towards prolonging his stint in the red ball format. Currently India’s 4th highest wicket-taker in Tests with 342 scalps, Ashwin is definitely one of the integral members of India’s Test unit.
“It's a good, competitive standard of cricket over there and I can't wait to get started,” Ashwin said as he has already participated in County cricket in the past.
While announcing his selection for Nottinghamshire, County Championship’s Twitter account opted for a mischievous route as they warned non-strikers to keep their bat grounded in time in light of the infamous ‘mankading’ incident in the Indian Premier League (IPL).