BIO: Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian national cricket team player, who plays for India and Tamil Nadu cricket team. He is a right-handed batsman and right arm off-break bowler. In November 2011, he made his Test debut earning the test cap from Sachin Tendulkar along with Umesh Yadav against West Indies, with figures of 27-4-81-3 in the 1st innings and 21.3-5-47-6 in the 2nd innings. Ashwin was awarded the Man of the Series for his performances with both ball and bat. In the third Test (also Ashwin's third Test), he scored his maiden international century, helping India to a draw. Ashwin was given the Dilip Sardesai award for becoming the Man of the Series in his debut Test series and a cheque for INR5 lakh. Ravichandran Ashwin was the highest wicket taker in the 2010 Champions League Twenty20, playing for Chennai Super Kings, with 13 wickets in the tournament. He was adjudged Player of the Tournament and also won the Golden Wicket.