Ravichandran Ashwin and Ishant Sharma to play county cricket.
Indian spin spearhead Ravichandran Ashwin , who has been rested from the limited overs series against Sri Lanka , will take part in county cricket this season.
It has been reported that Worcestershire were keen in roping in Ashwin. He is likely to be available for the match against Gloucetershire starting 28th August.
Lanky Indian pacer Ishant Sharma will also be playing county cricket this season. He will represent Warwickshire.
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No .1 test allrounder Ravindra Jadeja would also be taking part and is in talks with the counties.
It has to be noted that reliable Indian batsman Cheteshwar Pujara had a successful stint with Nottinghamshire , scoring 223 runs in matches , including a match – winning hundred against Gloucestershire.
Nottinghamshire is currently at the top spot and they will play Worcestershire starting on September 5. It would be a mouth watering clash between Ashwin and Pujara if they play for their respective teams.
Former Indian pace spearhead Zaheer Khan also played County cricket and represented Worcesetershire . It would be interesting to see if Ashwin can emulate that and prove himself in the English conditions .
This is a fantastic decision taken by the players, something that was a long time coming. Sachin Tendulkar has often said that his stint in county cricket was crucial in preparing him for when India played in England.
Zaheer Khan took his game to new heights after his time with Worcesetershire, which was crucial in transforming him into one of the best bowlers in the world.
Let’s see how the current crop of players come back from the English county!