R Ashwin

  • Don't rule out Indian batsmen, says Ashwin 6 days ago

    London: Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Saturday conceded that India had a bad day in the office but expressed confidence that his team's batsmen would do a better job in the second innings of the fifth and final Test against England here. On day two, the hosts finished at 385 for 7...
  • Is a five-Test series beyond today's Indian cricketers? 6 days ago

    India's campaign in the current series can, without fear of contradiction, be summarised as the tourists losing their way after the second Test, especially after the third. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) needs to seriously ponder: why? Was a five-Test series beyond the mental and physical faculties...
  • 5th Test: England push India into a corner with 237-run lead 6 days ago

    England's lead swelled to 237 on the second day of the fifth Test against India at The Oval, thanks largely to Joe Root's 92* that further exposed India's lackluster bowling on a track where England bowlers dismissed the visitors for 148. The hosts reached 385 for 7 at stumps with notable...
  • Do India need sweeping changes for the fifth Test? August 10, 2014

    Manchester: After India's abysmal defeat in the fourth Test in less than two and a half days - by virtue of which they now trail 1-2 in the series - Indian cricket need sweeping changes. It is all the more ironical that this should be the case for the Board of...
  • Bowlers made good use of the conditions, says Broad August 8, 2014

    Manchester: England allrounder Stuart Broad has said that their bowling attack made good use of the conditions after losing the toss and they now need to bat India out of the game. The visitors were bowled out for 152 runs on day one and England reached 113 for 3 in reply...
  • 4th Test: Bowlers must step up on Day 2, says Ashwin August 8, 2014

    Manchester: Indian offspinner R Ashwin has expressed hope that one of their bowlers will step up on second day to prevent England from running away with the fourth Test and also expressed his disappointment as he got out after getting set. India were bowled out for a paltry 152 in...
  • 4th Test: India's surrender for 152 gives England control on day one August 8, 2014

    Stuart Broad's six-wicket haul led England's decimation of India, which saw the visitors bundled out for a paltry 152 and hand the hosts a big advantage on the opening day of the fourth Test at Manchester. MS Dhoni's decision to bat despite overcast conditions, which delayed start by 30 minutes due...
  • With flexibility, Ashwin can be a hit abroad: Graeme Swann July 19, 2014

    London: R Ashwin has it in him to be India's top spinner on foreign tracks provided he becomes a little more flexible and curbs his aggressive instincts when the situation demands, feels former England off-spinner Graeme Swann. Ashwin is currently warming the bench after failing to find a place in the...
  • Dhoni needs to pick between Ashwin and Jadeja for Nottingham Test July 8, 2014

    India will begin their gruelling two-month tour of England with the first of the five Tests starting at Trent Bridge on July 9 as Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men would be desperate to reclaim the lost glory after being routed 0-4 on the 2011 tour. In warm-up for the big Test, the...
  • Taking cue from Lanka spinners in England: Ashwin June 17, 2014

    Mumbai: As a means to gear up for the upcoming Test battle in England, offspinner R Ashwin on Tuesday said he has been following the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and the hosts and is trying to take a cue from the visiting team's slow bowlers. "I have been watching the...
  • Ashwin stays on 8th spot in Test bowlers chart June 13, 2014

    Dubai: India may not have played a Test match for more than three months now but off-spinner R Ashwin held on to his eighth spot in the ICC Test bowlers' rankings led by South African paceman Dale Steyn. Ashwin, who has bagged 104 wickets and accumulated 788 runs in 19 Tests,...
  • Live telecast of India's ODI series against Bangladesh looks doubtful June 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The FIFA World Cup is all set to affect the three-match ODI series between a second-string India and Bangladesh starting June 15 with Indian broadcasters showing little interest in buying the rights for the live telecast of the series. According to a report published by ESPNCricinfo, "Lack of interest...
  • Virat Kohli wins Ceat cricketer of the year award June 3, 2014

    Mumbai: India's top batsman Virat Kohli on Monday won the Ceat International Cricketer of the Year award while off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, the fastest player from the country to pick 100 Test wickets, bagged the Indian Player of the Year award for 2013-14. Left-handed opener Shikhar Dhawan was named the International Player...
  • 'Kochadaiiyaan' mobile games cross 1 million downloads May 13, 2014

    Mumbai: Two official mobile games inspired by the forthcoming Rajinikanth-starrer "Kochadaiiyaan" have crossed one million downloads on mobile applications. The games, titled "Kochadaiiyaan The Legend: Kingdom Run" and "Kochadaiiyaan The Legend: Reign of Arrows", are developed by Vroovy, a joint venture between digital media company Hungama and game service company Gameshastra. They...
  • We were racing against time: 'Kochadaiiyaan' co-producer May 8, 2014

    Mumbai: The release date of the much-awaited Rajinikanth-starrer 'Kochadaiiyaan' has been pushed ahead once again. The team was racing against time, says its co-producer Murali Manohar. The movie was due to release Friday, but it has now been rescheduled to hit the screens May 23. When asked to explain the unexpected turn...
  • Imran Khan goes gaga over 'Kochadiyaan' animation April 14, 2014

    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 the...
  • India drop to second in ICC T20 rankings; Kohli, Ashwin rise April 7, 2014

    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 Ravichandran...
  • World T20 Final: Will it turn out to be the battle of spinners? April 6, 2014

    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' April 5, 2014

    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. The...
  • World T20: India blow away South Africa in semi-final April 5, 2014

    Led by Virat Kohli's knock of 72, India chased down South Africa's total of 172 with ease to enter World T20 final. ...
  • India favourites against Sri Lanka in World T20 final: Srikkanth April 5, 2014

    India are now on the cusp of lifting the World Twenty20 title when they meet Sri Lanka in the final on Sunday. ...
  • World T20: Kohli, Ashwin star as India hammer South Africa to enter final against Sri Lanka April 4, 2014

    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 semi-final...
  • WT20: Semi-final can be anybody's game, says R Ashwin April 3, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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 how...
  • South Africa devising plans to counter 'exceptional' Indian spinners April 1, 2014

    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 spinners...
  • I am Rajinikanth's biggest fan; he's the original superstar: Kajol March 31, 2014

    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 no...
  • World T20: India trounce Australia by 73 runs to enter semis unbeaten March 30, 2014

    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 March 29, 2014

    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...