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Ravichandran Ashwin will join Nottinghamshire for the second half of the Specsavers County Championship season. Ashwin is India’s fourth leading wicket taker of all time in the Test arena having claimed 342 scalps at an average of 25.43, including 26 five-wicket hauls. The 32-year-old has also amassed 2,361 runs at an average of 29.14 in his 65 Test matches to date, with a career-best of 124 coming against the West Indies in 2013. The off-spinning all-rounder, who will take over as overseas player from James Pattinson at the end of June, is expected to feature in six of the final seven red ball matches. Ashwin’s stint will start at home against Essex on Sunday 30 June, followed by matches against Somerset and Surrey. Full story

23 May