[caption id="attachment_812771" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-812771" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Ravichandran-Ashwin-AFP.jpg" alt="" width="628" height="353" /> Ashwin, who last played an ODI against West Indies in 2017, is looking forward to the Indian Premier League (IPL 2019) where he will lead Kings XI Punjab. @ AFP[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ravichandran-ashwin/">Ravichandran Ashwin</a>, once India s premier offspinner, has now fallen off the radar and is no longer part of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/india/">India</a> s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/icc-world-cup-2019">ICC World Cup 2019</a> plans with wrist spinners <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/kuldeep-yadav/">Kuldeep Yadav</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/yuzvendra-chahal/">Yuzvendra Chahal</a> working in tandem and doing the job for the country. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/india-vs-australia-2nd-odi-yuzvendra-chahal-and-i-havent-pipped-anyone-kuldeep-yadav-on-shutting-the-door-on-r-ashwin-and-ravindra-jadeja-810587">Chahal and I haven't pipped anyone: Kuldeep on shutting the door on Ashwin, Jadeja</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin, who last played an ODI against West Indies in 2017, is not too concerned about selection, but is looking forward to the upcoming <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/indian-premier-league">Indian Premier League</a> (IPL 2019) where he will lead <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/kings-xi-punjab">Kings XI Punjab</a> (KXIP). <p></p> <p></p> I am not bothered about it [selection]. It is important to get better as a cricketer every day. I am getting better, and I am working on what I need to. I am not worried about anything else, he told <em>Sportstar</em>. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/if-i-must-replace-kuldeep-or-chahal-ill-pick-ravichandran-ashwin-for-the-icc-world-cup-2019-gautam-gambhir-797905">'If I must replace Kuldeep or Chahal, I ll pick Ravichandran Ashwin for the ICC World Cup 2019'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p>Ashwin is excited playing with the likes of a spin heavy contingent which includes Afghanistan offspinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/mujeeb-ur-rahman">Mujeeb Ur Rahman</a>, who was retained from the last edition and two more additions Tamil Nadu leggies Murugan Ashwin and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/varun-chakravarthy">Varun Chakravarthy</a> who is IPL's latest millionaire, bought for Rs 8.40 crore. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/ipl-auction-2019-varun-chakravarthy-and-jaydev-unadkat-biggest-earners-as-franchises-splurge-780398">IPL Auction 2019: Varun Chakravarthy and Jaydev Unadkat biggest earners as franchises splurge</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> I am very excited with the fact that there are a couple of good spinners in my team. I am quite excited to have them. I have seen M. Ashwin very closely, he also plays in my league side in TNCA. I know Varun did well in the TNPL. <p></p> <p></p> It [their selection] covers one facet of the department concerning spin. It is something I can watch closely and mentor. I am looking forward to learn a few things from Varun, he said. (<strong>ALSO READ: <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/news/kuldeep-yadav-has-been-bowling-well-but-ravichandran-ashwin-is-still-the-best-muttiah-muralitharan-801657">'Kuldeep has been bowling well, but Ashwin is still the best'</a></strong>) <p></p> <p></p> IPL is a great opportunity. I really want to enjoy myself and excel in it, he said.