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  • India are ahead in the game, says R Ashwin 20 hours 32 minutes ago

    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 3 days ago

    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...
  • 'Golden Star', 'Crazy Star' and 'Supreme Star': A definitive guide to the honorary titles of filmstars in southern film industries September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: They wear no cape and they have no super powers. Yet people on the streets recognise them on sight, and add superlatives to their names. The actors, nay, superstars from the Tamil, Telugu and Kannada film industry are superheroes to their fans. Most Indians have heard of the prefix...
  • 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...
  • Sangakkara, Ashwin reclaim top spots in ICC Test rankings August 11, 2014

    Dubai: Former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara has regained the numberone 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 offspinner 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 wickettaker. 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 149run chase against Rajasthan Royals, Ashwin...
  • IPL 7: Ashwin plays down 'offfield distraction' issue May 4, 2014

    New Delhi: India offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin said that "offfield 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 offfield 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 201213 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 17, 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...
  • Victims' families oppose TN decision to free Rajiv killers, move SC March 3, 2014

    New Delhi: The family members of the victims in the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case have moved the Supreme Court against the Tamil Nadu government's decision to release all seven convicts in the case. The Supreme Court will hear the petition on March 6. The Centre has already obtained a stay...
  • 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...
  • Tamil filmmakers hail Jayalalithaa for freeing Rajiv killers February 21, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmakers like Bharathiraja, Cheran and Gowthaman have expressed their gratitude to Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa for announcing the freedom of seven convicts in Rajiv Gandhi assassination case. The decision to release the convicts was taken in cabinet meeting held Wednesday. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated near Chennai in May...
  • Profile: The seven convicted killers of Rajiv Gandhi February 20, 2014

    The Supreme Court on Thursday, restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing three killers of former prime minister Rajiv Gandhi. The Centre had filed an appeal against the Tamil Nadu government order releasing all seven assassins of Rajiv Gandhi. Here is a profile of the three killers whose release has been...
  • Krazy Star: Watch Ravichandran, Priyanka Upendra in new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' February 14, 2014

    Ravichandran and Priyanka Upendra will yet again romance in Kannada film 'Krazy Star'. The popular onscreen couple have come together after a long span and the trailer of the film has already grabbed many eyeballs. Here is the new song 'Kenakalu Inukalu' from the film. 'Krazy Star' is slated to...
  • Ravichandran suggested my name for 'Drishyam' remake: P Vasu February 12, 2014

    Chennai: Tamil filmmaker P Vasu, who has been chosen to helm the yetuntitled Kannada remake of recent Malayalam blockbuster 'Drishyam', says it was senior actor Ravichandran who referred his name. "I loved the film, but even before I thought of remaking it Tamil or Telugu, I realised that the remake rights...
  • 'Drishyam' to be remade in Kannada? February 5, 2014

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then some producers have shown interest in remaking Mohanlal starrer Malayalam film 'Drishyam' in Kannada. Some prominent faces of the Kannada film industry like V Ravichandran and P Vasu have shown interest in the project. 'Drishyam' has received an overwhelming support in domestic...
  • This knock will help Jadeja getting his thinking right: Dhoni January 25, 2014

    Auckland: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni feels that Ravindra Jadeja's 45ball unbeaten 66 in the tied onedayer against New Zealand will help the lefthander 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. Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin was bestowed with the Polly Umrigar Award for being the best international cricket last season. Ashwin in the 201213 season...
  • We are ready for a fight in Test series: Ravichandran Ashwin December 12, 2013

    Benoni: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin refused to read too much into India's 02 drubbing in the ODI series against South Africa and said that the result has rather made the players "ready for a fight" in the twomatch Test series beginning on December 18. Ashwin did not the term the ODI series...