R Ashwin

  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation 14-04-2014 06:57 PM

    Mumbai: Actor Imran Khan, who gave voice-over for animation film 'Rio 2', says southern matinee idol Rajinikanth's 'Kochadiyaan' marks a big leap for animation movies. "The fact that a star as big as Rajini sir has taken part in this (animation) process is obviously a big step forward. That is...
  • India drop to second in ICC T20 rankings; Kohli, Ashwin rise 07-04-2014 12:14 PM

    Dubai: India lost their number one status to Sri Lanka after being defeated in the World Twenty20 final but star batsman Virat Kohli and spinner R Ashwin on Monday attained career-high positions of second and third respectively in the latest ICC rankings issued here. "India pair of Virat Kohli and...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? 06-04-2014 12:21 PM

    History repeats itself. After three years and four days since the 2011 ICC World Cup final, the two Asian neighbours - India and Sri Lanka - are again standing at the cusp of history; this time, though, to decide who wears the crown in the other limited-overs format as they...
  • Gilchrist hails Ashwin's delivery to Amla as 'T20 ball of the century' 05-04-2014 01:25 PM

    Former Australian wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist hailed Ravichandran Ashwin's carrom ball, which knocked off Hashim Amla's off-stump during the second ICC World Twenty20 semi-final on Friday, as the "T20 ball of the century". Ashwin's delivery evoked startling comparisons with legendary Australian spinner Shane Warne's ball of the century to Mike Gatting....
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka 04-04-2014 09:32 PM

    There's such an inevitability about Virat Kohli anchoring India's run-chases in limited-overs cricket, and it once again came to the fore in Mirpur on Friday, when a victory over South Africa earned India another shot at the ICC World Twenty20 trophy. The target of 173 had the pressure of a...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin 03-04-2014 09:30 PM

    Mirpur: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin feels that winning all four-matches in the group stage at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium will give India some edge but admits that the semi-final against South Africa can be anybody's game. On the eve of Friday's semi-final here, Ashwin, Man of the Match in the last...
  • A day's coaching by Shane Warne won't help South Africa: Ashwin 03-04-2014 04:32 PM

    Mirpur: Claiming to be at the top of his game right now, Indian offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday said he is not bothered by competition breathing down his neck as his endeavour is to improve himself. "To be really honest, I've never bothered about who's behind my shoulder. That's not...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners 01-04-2014 07:33 PM

    Mirpur: Wary of India's "exceptional" spinners, South Africa are paying a lot of attention in devising a good gameplan against the spin duo of Amit Mishra and R Ashwin ahead of the semi-final clash of the ICC World Twenty20. South African batsman JP Duminy said performing well against the Indian...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol 31-03-2014 09:36 AM

    Mumbai: Actress Kajol who attended the Hindi trailer launch of 'Kochadaiiyaan' on Sunday said she is Rajinikanth's biggest fan. "I am super excited for this...I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan. He is the original superstar I look up to him. If I get an opportunity to work with him there are...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten 30-03-2014 10:08 PM

    The Indian juggernaut steamrolled Australia on Sunday amid bizarre scenes as the Aussies adopted a hit-or-perish approach to their chase of India's 159 for 7, which saw them getting bowled out for just 86. The 73-run win, India's fourth in a row, meant India will enter the semi-finals unbeaten as...
  • Spinners, batting continue to shine for India at WT20 28-03-2014 11:58 PM

    India are through to the semi-finals of the World Twenty20 riding on a magnificent eight wicket victory over the hosts Bangladesh in Dhaka on Friday, courtesy yet another dominating performance by their spinners, led by Amit Mishra. And once again Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli led the batting department with...
  • Surprise package Amit Mishra leads India's bowling revival 24-03-2014 12:28 PM

    What India dreaded as their weakness is turning out to be a potent weapon in the quest to regain T20 supremacy. The bowlers have put up a stupendous show in India's first two games at the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh, paving way for the batsmen to put the opponents out...
  • World Twenty20: Chris Gayle a threat as upbeat India run into West Indies 22-03-2014 08:17 PM

    After a thumping win over Pakistan on Friday in their World Twenty20 opener, Team India will now have to brace up for the defending champions West Indies when the two teams square up against each other in Mirpur on Sunday. Add to that the threat of Chris Gayle that India...
  • We're putting in lot of effort, says Rayudu 04-03-2014 03:42 PM

    Mirpur: Despite the demoralising defeats against Sri Lanka and Pakistan, India middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu put his weight behind stand-in-skipper Virat Kohli and his team-mates, saying that the captain as well as the team are putting in as much effort as they could. "He has been learning a lot from...
  • Four reasons why India lost to Pakistan 03-03-2014 12:57 PM

    India's chances of reaching the Asia Cup final received a serious jolt on Sunday when Shahid Afridi swung the match in Pakistan's favour with two last-over sixes that sent shock waves across India and jubilation among cricket-starved fans in Pakistan. "This victory is for the people of Pakistan," said Man-of-the-Match...
  • Ashwin not being handled properly, says Maninder Singh 28-02-2014 10:54 AM

    New Delhi: Former Indian tweaker Maninder Singh feels offspinner R Ashwin's international career is going haywire as he has turned into a defensive bowler after not being handled properly by the team management. Ashwin, who has been struggling for a while, unveiled a new action in the ongoing Asia Cup,...
  • Pujara, Ashwin slip in latest ICC rankings after Auckland Test defeat 10-02-2014 12:11 PM

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara and R Ashwin managed to remain the best-placed Indians by keeping their place inside the top-10 of the batting and bowling charts respectively but slipped a rung each in the latest ICC rankings issued on Monday. Pujara was placed sixth in the batting list while Ashwin was...
  • Doull questions India's selection policy 29-01-2014 07:01 PM

    Wellington: Former New Zealand fast bowler Simon Doull has questioned Indian team's selection policy in the ongoing five-match ODI series, which the visitors have already lost, and said he was surprised by the side's reluctance to change things around them. India haven't won a game in the ongoing tour so...
  • Did India press the panic button in New Zealand? 29-01-2014 09:09 AM

    After seeing Indian bowlers getting hammered while defending a challenging total in Hamilton on Tuesday, one could understand why MS Dhoni had opted to field first after winning the toss on 20 previous occasions abroad. Indian bowlers conceded totals of 292, 271 and 314 in the first three matches in...
  • I am satisfied with how I am bowling, says R Ashwin 27-01-2014 12:52 PM

    Hamilton: He might be going through a lean patch with the ball but R Ashwin contributed with the bat in Auckland and the Indian allrounder said he is very comfortable with his cricket right now and is in best frame of mind ahead of the fourth ODI against New Zealand...
  • India need Plan B for first win on New Zealand tour 27-01-2014 11:44 AM

    India's four-match losing streak overseas is in urgent need of Plan B. Two ODI defeats in South Africa and now two in New Zealand may not have set the cat among the pigeons but surely raises the level of doubts over the team's ability to adapt in testing overseas conditions....
  • India stay alive in New Zealand but still questions to answer 26-01-2014 08:14 AM

    After losing comprehensively in South Africa and beaten decisively in the first two ODIs in New Zealand, India were desperate to reverse the tide in the third match in Auckland. And they came close to doing so, courtesy some gutsy batting by Ravichandran Ashwin (65 off 46) and Ravindra Jadeja...
  • MS Dhoni happy with tie but rues his side did not grab chances 25-01-2014 04:47 PM

    Auckland: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday rued that his side did not grab the chances that came their way in the tied third cricket one-dayer against New Zealand here but said he was happy that the visitors can at least draw the five-match series. "I think we batted...
  • Jadeja stars as 3rd India-New Zealand ODI ends in a last-ball tie 25-01-2014 02:54 PM

    The Eden park at Auckland had almost slept when MS Dhoni was dismissed chasing New Zealand's 314 after scoring fifty, but R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja woke New Zealand back up with a rude shock by launching a brilliant counter-attack to score 130 runs in the last 14.2 overs to...
  • 3rd ODI: Shaky India in must-win situation against NZ 24-01-2014 05:58 PM

    Team India need to regroup quickly and find the right combination as they go into a must-win match against a confident New Zealand in the third ODI at Auckland on Saturday. The good news for India before the encounter is that they regained their No. 1 ODI ranking, following Australia's...
  • CSK name Dhoni, Raina, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bravo as five retained players 10-01-2014 03:31 PM

    Making use of the IPL rules that allow a franchise to retain five players before the auction on February 12, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have tweeted the names of MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, R Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo as the players they have decided to retain. Tournament rules...
  • IPL 7: Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings eye full retentions in auction 09-01-2014 05:15 PM

    New Delhi: Defending champions Mumbai Indians and the formidable Chennai Super Kings are the two franchises which are set to retain all five players when the teams submit their lists on Friday for the upcoming seventh edition of Indian Premier League. MI and CSK are the two teams that have...
  • Cheteshwar Pujara, R Ashwin steady in ICC Test rankings 31-12-2013 02:10 PM

    Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara held remained the best-placed Indian batsman at the seventh spot, while R Ashwin was also steady at the same position in the bowlers' chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday. However, Murali Vijay and Ajinkya Rahane, who missed centuries in the lost second Test...
  • Ashwin to get Polly Umrigar Award from BCCI 26-12-2013 02:13 PM

    New Delhi: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin will receive the Polly Umrigar Award from the BCCI for being India's best international cricketer of the year 2012-13. India's best performers in the senior and the junior level cricket in a period of 12 months from 1 October 2012 to 30 September 2013, will...
  • Pujara slips to 7th in ICC Test rankings 19-12-2013 12:02 PM

    Dubai: India's Cheteshwar Pujara slipped a rung to seventh in the batting list but R Ashwin remained steady at fifth in the bowling chart of the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Thursday. Apart from Pujara, Virat Kohli, who struck a hundred on the opening day of the first Test...