RAVICHANDRAN ASHWIN

  • World Cup: Ashwin can be a game changer, says worried Stuart Clark 1 week ago

    Sydney: Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner. "I think one place where India has advantage over Australia in this game is presence...
  • World Cup: Spinner Ashwin content playing second fiddle to pace 1 week ago

    Ravichandran Ashwin may not be India's highest wicket-taker in the World Cup but the lanky off-spinner is not complaining. Fast bowlers Mohammad Shami (17) and Umesh Yadav (14) have taken more wickets than Ashwin as holders India, traditional spin powerhouses, have focused their attack on pace. In five of their six group...
  • Ashwin is a statistically motivated cricket tragic: Stephen Fleming March 11, 2015

    Auckland: He has worked with Ravichandran Ashwin for six years as the coach of the Chennai Super Kings and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming dubbed the Tamil Nadu tweaker as someone who is "statistically motivated" and bit of a "cricket tragic" due to his work ethic and sincerity. Ashwin has...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin varied his pace well, says William Porterfield March 10, 2015

    Hamilton: Ireland captain William Porterfield was all praise for Ravichandran Ashwin, saying the Indian off-spinner varied his pace well which eventually proved to be decisive in restricting his side to 259 in the World Cup match on Tuesday. Ashwin in his first spell of eight overs gave away only 19 runs,...
  • World Cup 2015: India have pleasantly surprised with 40/40 wickets March 8, 2015

    Had anyone said before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 started that the Indians would win their first four matches, it would have been met with far less incredulity than had that someone said the Indians would bowl their opponents out each game. Really, who would have thought this possible,...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Good to see no complacency in India's game March 8, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The India vs West Indies match was totally dominated by bowlers. I didn't expect the...
  • World Cup: R Ashwin plays trouble-shooter after Virat Kohli episode March 5, 2015

    Perth: Amid the fur ore generated by Virat Kohli's abusive behavior with an Indian journalist, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday tried to diffuse the tension by lauding the fourth estate for its support and for "taking cricket back" to the country. Although Ashwin refrained from making any comments on the 'Virat...
  • World Cup Exclusive: Stay positive, be aggressive, play your game March 4, 2015

    (Former India wicketkeeper and selector Kiran More, IBN World Cup Cricket Expert, is contributing exclusively for Cricketnext. Catch him Live in pre- and post-match shows throughout the ICC World Cup 2015 only on CNN-IBN and IBN7) The start to our World Cup defence has been just brilliant. We are not...
  • World Cup 2015: Indian bowlers outplayed us, says UAE skipper Tauqir February 28, 2015

    Perth: United Arab Emirates captain Mohammad Tauqir admitted that the Indian bowling attack led by spinner Ravichandran Ashwin completely outplayed his side in the Pool B match of the ICC World Cup on Saturday. Ashwin took four for 25 as India bundled out UAE for 102 before romping home by nine...
  • World Cup: I focused on basics and it came off well, says R Ashwin February 28, 2015

    Perth: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who spun a web against the United Arab Emirates (UAE) batsmen in a World Cup Pool B encounter here Saturday at the WACA, said focussing on his basics brought such results for him. Ashwin picked up his career best One-day International (ODI) figures of four for...
  • World Cup: Ravichandran Ashwin-Ravindra Jadeja have proved critics wrong, says Virat Kohli February 24, 2015

    Perth: Question marks have been raised about their ability to trouble batsmen in overseas conditions but "spin twins" Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin have "proved their critics wrong" with an impressive start to their World Cup campaign, feels team's premier batsman Virat Kohli. With convincing wins over Pakistan and South Africa...
  • ICC World Cup 2015: Ashwin and Bhuvneshwar fit to face South Africa February 19, 2015

    India have dismissed reports questioning the fitness of Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Ravichandran Ashwin and said both are "very much available" for their second World Cup match against South Africa in Melbourne on Sunday. Seamer Kumar was reported to be a doubt after a lacklustre training session in Melbourne on Wednesday, while...
  • World Cup 2015: Ashwin making the right turns February 17, 2015

    Melbourne: S Venkataraghavan had a very interesting World Cup career. Six matches, all of them as captain, one victory, in the 1975 and 1979 editions combined. Bowled his full quota of 12 overs in each of those matches. 72 overs, 432 deliveries, 217 runs conceded, no wickets taken. Economy 3.01. How...
  • Jadeja, not Ashwin, completes India's best XI for World Cup 2015 February 11, 2015

    Team India would have certainly expected a better show in the build-up to the World Cup but unfortunately their performance Down Under has been far from ideal. The tour of Australia, which was widely observed as a mock test for the World Cup, ended up being a nightmare for the...
  • Indian bowlers impressed but worries remain January 19, 2015

    MS Dhoni will have to dig deep to tidy things up on India's bowling front after Sunday's defeat to Australia in the Carlton Mid Tri-series highlighted white-ball worries. India's bowlers first faltered and then regrouped to stage recovery, but left it too late to get back in contention for a win...
  • Team India still in with a chance, says R Ashwin January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin insisted on Friday that India are still in the game despite trailing by 348 runs at stumps on day four of the fourth Test against Australia here. India were bowled out for 475 in the first innings, handing the home team a 97-run lead. Australia blasted the...
  • We definitely leaked too many runs: Ravichandran Ashwin January 9, 2015

    Sydney: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test on Friday. India gave away 213 runs in post-tea session as the...
  • Shane Watson criticised for missing century January 7, 2015

    Sydney: Former Australian cricketer Tom Moody has taken a dig at struggling batsman Shane Watson for his shot selection that led to his dismissal on 81 runs on the second day of the fourth Test against India on Wednesday. Watson, under much pressure for a prolonged run drought, miscued a pull...
  • Chasing can be tricky on the final day: Ravichandran Ashwin December 29, 2014

    Melbourne: Australia have already stretched the overall lead to 326, but unfazed Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that the team's dressing room atmosphere is positive even though a chase could be tricky on the final day of the third Test at MCG. Despite the Indian bowlers working hard to improve the...
  • Batsmen will score big on Day 3, says Ravichandran Ashwin December 27, 2014

    Melbourne: Disappointed they might be after conceding "too many runs" to the Australians, but Indian off-spinner R Ashwin said on Saturday that the tourists will pile up their own share on Sunday in the ongoing third cricket Test as the wicket has become flat now. India had pushed Australia on the...
  • Indian spinners not too impressive: Brad Hogg December 23, 2014

    Melbourne: Former Australia spinner Brad Hogg feels that the absence of an attacking spin bowler in the Indian side is hurting the visiting team's chances in the ongoing four-Test series against Australia. Hogg said lack of quality in India's spin department is probably one of the key reasons why Australia have...
  • India are ahead in the game, says R Ashwin December 18, 2014

    Brisbane: Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday. Australia on Thursday finished the day at 221 for 4 in reply to India's total of 408 runs....
  • MS Dhoni has no fears for India on pacy Gabba pitch December 16, 2014

    Dhoni said on Tuesday that he is unconcerned by India's losing record at the Gabba and backed his team to do well on fast wickets in the second Test against Australia. Wicketkeeper Dhoni, who will return from injury to lead the tourists in Wednesday's Brisbane Test after recovering from a fractured...
  • Karn Sharma has justified his selection: Stuart MacGill December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Australia leg-spinner Stuart MacGill said on Tuesday that even though Ravichandran Ashwin is India's premier spinner, Karn Sharma's inclusion in the playing XI for the first Test against Australia is justified. "There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that Ashwin has got a tremendous record in the...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin continues to be top Test allrounder November 4, 2014

    Dubai: Ravichandran Ashwin is the lone Indian to feature in the top 10 of the latest ICC Test Player Rankings as he continues to lead the way in the allrounders list. South Africa's Vernon Philander is second in the ICC Test Player Rankings for All-rounders behind Ashwin, while Bangaldesh's Shakib Al...
  • Wriddhiman Saha almost certain for first ODI against Sri Lanka October 31, 2014

    Cuttack: Uncertainty over the availability of Wriddhiman Saha, who had a split webbing in his right hand, for the first ODI of the five-match series against Sri Lanka seems to be over as the wicket-keeper batsman looked fit ahead of the opener on Sunday. The Bengal wicket-keeper, who impressed during this...
  • CLT20: KXIP look to maintain consistency against CSK, says George Bailey October 1, 2014

    Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey is confident that the team will maintain consistency and give their best shot in the Champions League T20 semi-finals clash against Chennai Super Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket stadium, on Thursday. "I think we take four wins from four. That's a good...
  • CLT20: IPL teams bank on home advantage September 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Indian Premier League (IPL) teams, with their rich experience of playing in highpressure matches, will begin the competition as pretournament 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 fivematch Test series against England saw them dropping down in the International Cricket Council (ICC) rankings for Test batsmen, following their side's 13 series defeat. While Pujara dropped four places to 16th, Kohli slid a further five...
  • Ravichandran Ashwin nominated for 2014 Arjuna Award August 12, 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...