Ashwin's road to the Cricketer of the Year award

Since the one-off Test against Bangladesh in June 2015, Ravichandran Ashwin has been India's most successful bowler in every series played till date.

ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin won four consecutive man of the series awards -- against Sri Lanka (away), South Africa (home), West Indies (away) and New Zealand (home).   -  AP

Ravichandran Ashwin has been having a wonderful year with the bat and the ball. The International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricketer of the Year and Test Cricketer of the Year awards are a testament to his amazing consistency since June last year.

Since the one-off Test against Bangladesh in June 2015, Ashwin has been India's most successful bowler in every series played till date. He won four consecutive man of the series awards -- against Sri Lanka (away), South Africa (home), West Indies (away) and New Zealand (home). He also leads the Test bowlers rankings with 887 points.

During the voting period for the award, which ran from 14 September 2015 to 20 September 2016, the 30-year-old played eight Tests in which he took 48 wickets.

Rangana Herath, who played two more Tests than Ashwin, is the leading wicket taker with 54 scalps during the voting period. But Ashwin's 336 Test runs with two hundreds and 27 wickets in 19 T20Is won him the award.

Here's how he fared in all three formats during the voting period: