Ravichandran Ashwin bowls right arm offbreak and bats right handedly. He is associated with Chennai Super Kings. He has played for teams like Tamil Nadu Under-14s, Tamil Nadu and India. At a recent IPL players auction, Ashwin was again bought by the team of Chennai Super Kings team, to play at the IPL 5 season, to be held in April 2012.
In Twenty20 matches, Ravichandran Ashwin debuted against Andhra on 3rd April 2007 at Visakhapatnam (Andhra Cricket Association-Visakhapatnam District Cricket Association Stadium). He bowled 2 overs in which 20 runs were scored. The No. 10 batting slot was allocated to him, but he did not get an opportunity to bat. Tamil Nadu won this match by 7 wickets with 13 deliveries to spare.
On 21st April 2007, he played in another Twenty20 match at Mumbai (Brabourne Stadium), which was between Punjab and Tamil Nadu. He bowled 4 overs, none of which were maiden, conceded 24 runs, but failed to take a wicket. He did not bat in this match. This match was won by Tamil Nadu by 2 wickets with 2 deliveries remaining.
=== Career Highlights ===
Ravichandran Ashwin took part in 62 Twenty20 matches, wherein he bowled 1416 deliveries and conceded 1505 runs, while taking 75 wickets. His bowling strike rate was 18.8, economy rate was 6.37 and bowling average was 20.06. He has scored 112 runs in these matches.