R Ashwin strikes three wickets on Worcestershire County debut
An illustration showing R. Ashwin Photograph: (AFP)
India's ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has claimed his first County Cricket wicket in his debut for Worcestershire.
The Tamil Nadu born all rounder took his maiden wicket in County championship by bowling Gloucestershire’s wicket-keeper batsman Gareth Roderick. Ashwin dismissed Roderick's wicket in his 10th over.
While batting at No 6, the cricketer also hit 36 runs, besides taking two more wickets.
The 30-year-old cricketer will be facing his team-mate Cheteshwar Pujara in the match against Nottinghamshire on September 5.
Ashwin stated that he will be playing for all four games for Worcestershire. In an interview with ESPN, he said "I could be called to play in the Australia series. But I have indicated that I will be available for all four games. As of now, there are no communication channels open but they will be shortly so I’ll probably get a clearer idea after the Sri Lanka series,”
Ashwin presently ranks third in the ICC's Test bowling rankings.