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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.


If I feel satisfied and lose urge to learn new things, I will quit: Ashwin

June 20, 2021 2:32 pm

Ashwin is regarded as a thinking cricketer who always strives to explore something new, something extra in his game and that attitude has paid rich dividends for him throughout his career.

Explained: How R Ashwin can be an all-format India player after this IPL season

April 15, 2021 9:30 am

Ashwin has not featured in any white-ball cricket for his country in the last four years. He stands a chance to knock firmly on the doors of the World T20 side, for which a prosperous IPL 2021 will augur him well.

Dilip Vengsarkar calls for an end to Ravichandran Ashwin's white-ball exile

March 28, 2021 9:02 am

India's spin department can be shored up by falling back on the experienced off-spinner, believes former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar.

A shadow of himself: Ben Stokes spooked by ‘bogeyman’ Ashwin

March 02, 2021 8:33 am

Ben Stokes’ poor form is a big reason why England have failed to counter India’s spin attack on turning pitches.

Ashwin has not been treated properly, happy he is getting recognition: Saba Karim

March 01, 2021 5:04 pm

In the 3rd Test, Ashwin became the second fastest bowler in history to reach 400 Test wickets and only the third Indian spinner of all time to get to the mark.

Pink ball has given a new dimension to the game: Ashwin

February 28, 2021 8:05 am

From balance to revolutions, the pink-ball was behaving differently at Motera, a reason why some deliveries turned big, while the other skidded through.

R Ashwin steps down the track to pitch critics

February 28, 2021 8:02 am

Off-spinner questions who defines a good surface; says England players didn't complain.

D/N Test, Day 1: Spinners’ day, India’s night

February 25, 2021 7:40 am

On a pink-ball turner, Axar & Ashwin prove too much for England, as India take command of day-night Test.

Ashwin surpasses Hadlee, Steyn to achieve 400 Test wickets, becomes 2nd quickest to mark

February 25, 2021 6:24 pm

Dale Steyn and Richard Hadlee had taken 80 Tests to reach 400 wickets. On Thursday, Ashwin joined the club during the Day/Night Test in Motera as he reached the mark in his 77th Test.

'What is Valimai?': Moeen Ali's confused question to Ravichandran Ashwin

February 17, 2021 11:31 am

Ravichandran Ashwin related how a confused Moeen Ali asked him what 'Valimai' meant after being told something from the crowd. Asking about 'Valimai', a film which has been in the works for a few years, is a running joke in Tamil Nadu.


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.