Ravichandran Ashwin

  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in high-pressure matches, will begin the competition as pre-tournament favourites as the tournament proper of Champions League Twenty20 (CLT20) gets underway in Hyderabad with a Chennai Super Kings vs Kolkata Knight Riders match on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli drop in Test rankings August 19, 2014

    Dubai: Indian batsmen Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli's dismal performances in the recently concluded five-match Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 1-3 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin nominated for 2014 Arjuna Award August 13, 2014

    Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been nominated for the 2014 Arjuna Award for his performances as India's leading spinner. The Tamil Nadu player, who made his Test debut in 2011, was part of India's World Cup victory that year and recently became the number one allrounder in the ICC rankings. In the...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the number-one Test batting spot in the Reliance ICC Player Rankings for Test Batsmen while there was some good news for India as Ravichandran Ashwin moved to the top of the allrounder's list. Ashwin has displaced South Africa's Vernon Philander as the...
  • Using Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler is disastrous: Erapalli Prasanna August 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Legendary off-spinner Erapalli Prasanna questioned India's logic behind ignoring Ravichandran Ashwin and termed team management's move to play Ravindra Jadeja as a strike bowler a "disastrous" one. "Ravindra Jadeja should play in all Tests but only as a stock bowler. He is not a wicket-taker. Jadeja's capability as a...
  • Ashwin should be part of playing XI: Bishen Singh Bedi July 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Impressed by India's brilliant showing at Lord's, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin. "Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it's not Stuart Binny's fault that he's been thrust...
  • IPL 7: MS Dhoni defends Ashwin's promotion in batting order May 13, 2014

    Ranchi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni stunned many with his decision of sending Ravichandran Ashwin ahead of himself in the batting order but Chennai Super Kings skipper defended the tactics, saying players needed to be given more responsibility to convert them into match winners. In an exciting 149-run chase against Rajasthan Royals, Ashwin...
  • IPL 7: Ashwin plays down 'off-field distraction' issue May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that "off-field distractions" is something that cricketers are hardly bothered although last 12 months have seen a lot of controversies in Indian cricket. "I think people have gone a bit overboard with the off-field distraction thing. I believe that cricketers hardly care about what's...
  • BCCI recommends Ashwin for Arjuna Award April 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who won the Cricket Board's Polly Umrigar Trophy best player award in 2012-13 season, has been recommended by the BCCI for the Government's prestigious Arjuna Award this year. "Yes, Ashwin has been recommended for the Arjuna Award before the April 30 deadline. No other cricketer has been...
  • Spin doctors set up thrilling World T20 climax April 2, 2014

    Spinners, once considered irrelevant in hit-and-run cricket, will play a pivotal role when the World Twenty20 reaches the business end with the first of two semi-finals in Dhaka on Thursday. Among the top eight wicket-takers in the elite Super-10 round, six are spinners with South Africa's leggie Imran Tahir leading...
  • World T20 warm-up: Malinga's four-for hands SL five-run win over India March 18, 2014

    Mirpur: Indian team's batting woes continued in the familiar sub-continental conditions as they lost their opening warm-up tie of the ICC World T20 against Sri Lanka by five runs on Monday. Batting first, Sri Lanka scored 153 for six and then bowled out India for 148 in exactly 20 overs. Needing 12...
  • I compete with myself and not Ashwin, says Harbhajan March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ravichandran Ashwin's shoddy overseas performance in recent times might have enhanced Harbhajan Singh's chances of a return to the national side but the experienced off-spinner says he is not competing with the Tamil Nadu tweaker for a place in the Indian team. "In all these years, I have only...
  • Won't change my action though variation is a necessity: Parvez Rasool February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Talented off-spinner and India contender Parvez Rasool is keen to add a few more variation in his armoury as an off-break bowler but would not like to tinker with his natural action while doing so. Out-of-form India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Wednesday surprised one and all by bowling with...
  • This knock will help Jadeja getting his thinking right: Dhoni January 25, 2014

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that Ravindra Jadeja's 45-ball unbeaten 66 in the tied one-dayer against New Zealand will help the left-hander to develop into a more mature batsman. "We are hoping that he [Jadeja] develops further as a batsman. The kind of talent that he has, we have...
  • Ashwin lacks required deception to succeed overseas: Erapalli Prasanna January 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Test spinner Erapalli Prasanna is highly critical of Ravichandran Ashwin's performance for India while playing abroad, saying the Tamil Nadu tweaker "lacks deception" in his bowling. Ashwin, in his last five ODIs in South Africa and New Zealand, has taken only a single wicket bowling 46 overs for...
  • Kapil Dev conferred with BCCI 'Lifetime Achievement Award' January 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Former India captain Kapil Dev was on Saturday honoured with the C K Nayudu Lifetime Achievement Award by the BCCI at its seventh annual awards ceremony on Saturday. Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bestowed with the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricket last season. Ashwin in the 2012-13 season...
  • We are ready for a fight in Test series: Ravichandran Ashwin December 12, 2013

    Benoni: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin refused to read too much into India's 0-2 drubbing in the ODI series against South Africa and said that the result has rather made the players "ready for a fight" in the two-match Test series beginning on December 18. Ashwin did not the term the ODI series...
  • India's heroes at Eden: Two debutants and an allrounder November 10, 2013

    Rohit Sharma, R Ashwin and Mohammad Shami were the scriptwriters of India's victory in the Kolkata Test, while the hero Sachin Tendulkar stole most of the limelight. It was like Salim-Javed writing the successful script for Sholay and Jai-Veeru getting the most attention. Rohit the batsman, Ashwin the allrounder and Shami...
  • We will all get emotional once Mumbai Test ends, says Ashwin November 8, 2013

    Kolkata: Ravichandran Ashwin, one of the star performers in India's comprehensive victory over West Indies, in the first Test feels that he would probably realize how emotional he is once Sachin Tendulkar has played his 200th and final Test match in Mumbai in another 10 days time. "It's definitely going to...
  • Lower order firing good sign for Indian cricket: Dravid November 8, 2013

    Kolkata: With Ravichandran Ashwin playing a stellar knock in the Indian first innings of the Eden Gardens Test, former Indian skipper Rahul Dravid on Friday said a good show by lower order batsman, like R Ashwin, bodes well for the country's cricket. Ashwin cracked his second Test ton as India tightened...
  • India vs Australia: Bowlers who could impress in batting-heavy series October 12, 2013

    In an ODI series expected to be dominated by the batsmen, as the one-off T20 international suggested, bowlers from India and Australia will be in for a stern test on the batting-friendly tracks, where taking wickets sometimes becomes a hard toil. The T20 international on Thursday, which India won by six...
  • R Ashwin busy adding dimension to bowling August 19, 2013

    Chennai: India's No. 1 Test spinner R Ashwin has revealed he's use his rare break from international crick to expand his repertoire of deliveries. "I have the arm-ball, the carrom ball, and the under-cutter but I am developing a flipper that pitches just short of a length and skids on,"...
  • India defeat SL by 81 runs (D/L method), qualify for final July 10, 2013

    Port of Spain: Seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar wreaked havoc with a brilliant opening spell as he powered India into the final of the Celkon Mobile Cup Tri Series tournament with a commanding 81-run victory over Sri Lanka via Duckworth Lewis method in another rain-affected match on Tuesday. The 22-year-old Kumar took career-best...
  • Shane Watson content with Chennai knock May 13, 2013

    After pulling his team out of the abyss, Rajasthan Royals' batsman Shane Watson produced a gem of an innings to allow Rajasthan maintain their winning streak at home. The Aussie allrounder's 34-ball 70 took the game away from Chennai Super Kings, especially after Rajasthan managed 23 runs off the 11th...
  • Et tu Dhoni? The funniest 'Sir Ravindra Jadeja' jokes October 3, 2013

    New Delhi: Days after a Wikipedia entry described cricketer Ravindra Jadeja as a philanthropist and a Nobel laureate, his mates from the Indian Premier League team Chennai Super Kings - Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Ravichandran Ashwin - had a field day pulling his leg with their own versions...
  • IPL 6: Five bowlers to watch out for March 30, 2013

    That this format belonged to the batsmen and that bowlers would be butchered was a common notion towards the IPL and T20s in general a few years ago. But the bowlers, particularly those of the spinning variety, have been able to hold their own in the middle of the pandemonium...
  • Pujara, Ashwin achieve career-best Test rankings March 27, 2013

    Dubai: India's middle-order batsman Cheteshwar Pujara and offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin have achieved their career-best rankings in batting and bowling, respectively in the latest ICC Test Player Rankings released here on Wednesday. They have reaped the rewards for their impressive performances during India's historic 4-0 series sweep over Australia. Pujara's unbeaten 82...
  • India thrash Australia 4-0 March 24, 2013

    India got the job done in three days as Australians showing much more intensity but were second best. Ravindra Jadeja was man of the match and R Ashwin was man of the series. ...