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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian right arm spinner. He first came into national reckoning due to his exploits with Chennai Super Kings in the IPL. He was soon called up for India in ODIs and was part of the team that lifted the 2011 World Cup. He rarely got to play in the tournament though because of the presence of Harbhajan Singh. He kept on progressing and was soon given a Test call up. Any doubts that may have been there about his abilities in the longest format was dispelled when he took nine wickets on debut against West Indies. He took nine five wicket hauls in his first fifteen Tests, thus cementing his position in the side. 2013 turned out to be a bad year for him as he sat out six Tests. He made a few minor tweaks to his bowling style and came back in the 2015 Test series against South Africa taking 31 wickets in India's 3-0 victory. Ashwin is also a handy lowere order batsmen and had started as an opener in the domestic circuit before switching to spin. He has two Test centuries to his name.


Watch: R Ashwin imitates Sanath Jayasuriya, bowls left-handed with pink ball

November 18, 2019 10:46 pm

Apart from Ravichandran Ashwin, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ravindra Jadeja, Rishabh Pant, Hanuma Vihari, Shubman Gill, and Kuldeep Yadav had also practiced from the main team with the pink ball in Indore.

India vs South Africa Test series in numbers: Highest runs, wickets, catches

October 24, 2019 7:38 am

India routed South Africa 3-0 in the Test series between the two teams. Indians predictably top the individual charts, while South Africa struggle to take positives.

Ashwin and Jadeja: Different paths that lead to one destination

October 14, 2019 6:50 am

Even off the field, they have different tastes. Ashwin is an academic, a bibliophile hooked to music and web series, when not thinking of the game. Jadeja is a more outdoor guy.

Ravichandran Ashwin claims 350th Test wicket, equals Muttiah Muralitharan's record

October 06, 2019 10:32 am

Ravichandran Ashwin has equalled Muttiah Muralitharan's record of being the fastest bowler to scalp 350 Test wickets in just 66 matches.

To stay away from cricket was very tough, says Ravichandran Ashwin

October 04, 2019 8:27 pm

The 33-year-old, Ravichandran Ashwin, who has been playing only one format for India since July 2017, last played the Adelaide Test from December 6 to 10, the first of the four on the tour of Australia.

Engineer's Day: From Anil Kumble to Ravichandran Ashwin, six Indian cricketer-engineers

September 15, 2019 2:32 pm

Engineers Day: On the birth anniversary of civil engineer Sir M. Visvesvaraya, here's a look at six Indian cricketers who are qualified engineers.

Ravi Shastri explains why Ravindra Jadeja over R Ashwin: Better control on flat track, much improved batting

August 31, 2019 8:25 pm

Jadeja's selection in the playing XI ahead of Ashwin, who had a proven record against the West Indies, "astonished" none other than Sunil Gavaskar but the all-rounder silenced everyone with an under-pressure half-century and a couple of wickets in the first Test.

Ajinkya Rahane explains why India did not play Ravichandran Ashwin, Rohit Sharma

August 23, 2019 8:45 am

Ajinkya Rahane said that India had a hard call to make in leaving out Ravichandran Ashwin and Rohit Sharma from the playing XI but that the decision was taken with the team's specific requirements in mind for the 1st Test vs West Indies in Antigua.

Ravichandran Ashwin to play for Nottinghamshire in County Championship

May 23, 2019 4:58 pm

Ravichandran Ashwin is expected to play six of the last seven matches of the County season for Nottinghamshire. With India scheduled to play a Test series against West Indies in August, Ashwin is expected to miss the match against Yorkshire.

Will use Ravichandran Ashwin's tips in the World Cup 2019: Mujeeb Ur Rahman

May 07, 2019 7:16 pm

A shoulder injury meant that the 18-year-old wasn't at his best during the cash-rich league, getting only three wickets in five games with an expensive economy rate of 10.05 runs per over.


India vs Sri Lanka: India in command after Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishant Sharma dismantle visitors on Day 1

November 25, 2017 5:14 pm

India dominated the first day of the second Test against Sri Lanka after restricting them to 205 runs in the first innings in Nagpur on Thursday.

Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team lands in Sri Lanka for three Tests, five ODIs and one T20I

July 20, 2017 6:13 pm

Virat Kohli and Co will begin their Sri Lanka tour in Galle when the two teams play the first Test from July 26. Indian cricket team will be playing a three Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I against Sri Lanka.