Name: Ravichandran Ashwin
: Spin Bowling All-Rounder
Ravichandran Ashwin's international career has got off to a fine start. Already one of MS Dhoni's favourites due to his performances for the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL, Ashwin made a superb start to his test career at home against the West Indies. Already becoming a regular in the shorter formats Ashwin made a big impression in his debut series wearing India's whites, averaging 23 with the ball and 40 with the bat. The series included 2 fiver fers and a century, as Ashwin proved he could be a more than useful batsmen.
Ashwin wasn't as impressive in Australia, but very few spinners dominate over there. While his performances with the ball were disappointing, Ashwin was good with the bat, even outperforming some of the greats in the Indian batting line up at times.
In this team, Ashwin could become the key man in terms of side balance, whether it's through scoring valuable runs at number 8 or 9, or batting at 7 and playing as the 5th bowler.