Ravichandran Ashwin Shines In VAP Trophy Match Ahead Of Australia ODIs

India National Cricket Team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin bowled very well for Mylapore Recreational Club A against Young Stars Cricket Club at SSN ground in the TNCA VAP Trophy on Tuesday.

This performance came following Ashwin’s ODI recall for the upcoming three-match ODI series against Australia, which will act as the World Cup trials for the likes of Ashwin and Washington Sundar. The matches will be played on September 22, 24 and 27.

Ashwin has made his ODI comeback after a long time as he last played a 50-over cricket game for India on January 21, 2022, against the South Africa National Cricket Team at Boland Park in Paarl.

Notably, the injury picked by Axar Patel during the Asia Cup 2023 has opened the gate for the comeback of both Washington Sundar and Ravichandran Ashwin in the ODI setup.

Ravichandran Ashwin Registers Figures Of 1/30 In 10 Overs

Ravichandran Ashwin got a good warm-up before joining India’s ODI squad as he bowled an economical spell for Mylapore Recreational Club A against Young Stars Cricket Club at SSN ground in the TNCA VAP Trophy.

Ashwin completed his quota of 10 overs and he gave away just 30 runs in his spell while also dismissing a batter from the opposition team.

Talking about the match, Ashwin’s team was asked to bat first, and they posted 285 for 7 on the board. Ashwin was able to contribute 12 runs off 17 balls with the bat. Defending the target, they bundled out Young Stars for 257 by the 48th over to win by 28 runs.

The Mylapore Recreational Club coach Guru Kedarnath showered rich praise on Ashwin following his performance and said (as quoted by PTI): “He is a world-class player; no questions about it. The control he had in today’s tie was absolutely fantastic.”

Meanwhile, Ashwin would be looking forward to making an all-round impact in the Australia series to make his case strong for the World Cup. If he manages to seal a spot in the World Cup team he will join Virat Kohli as the two members of the 2011 World Cup squad who will play the 2023 World Cup.

Overall, Ravichandran Ashwin has played 113 One Day International (ODI) matches for India and he has bagged 151 wickets at an average of 33.49, an economy of 4.94, and a strike rate of 40.6 with the best bowling figures of 4/25.

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