Despite featuring in many games for the Men in Blue, R Ashwin couldn’t take many wickets in T20Is. The veteran was economical but lacked scalps, which impacted the team in big games.
He has the worst bowling average by an Indian bowler in a year. Ashwin was ahead of other poor performers in the game’s shortest format.
Avesh Khan, Harshal Patel, and Hardik Pandya are part of the list.
Worst men’s T20I bowling average by Indians in a year (min 10 wickets)
34.00 – R Ashwin in 2022
34.00 – R Ashwin in 2012
32.46 – Avesh Khan in 2022
29.47 – Harshal Patel in 2022
27.20 – Hardik Pandya in 2022
In 14 matches, he took just 11 wickets at an economy rate of 7.33.
He was preferred over Yuzvendra Chahal in the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia. Many experts felt that India made a blunder by not playing Chahal against England in the semi-final.
Ashwin was dropped from the three-match T20I series against New Zealand.