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  • 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...
  • 2014 was like a workout for me: AR Rahman December 30, 2014

    Mumbai: "The year 2014 was like a workout for me" says Oscar winning composer A.R.Rahman, who has given music for as many as twelve films including some Hollywood projects this year. He has also composed music for Shankar's forthcoming Tamil film 'I'. "I have done almost twelve movies in 2014 and it's...
  • 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...
  • '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...