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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.


Buoyant India look to continue winning run against West Indies

July 31, 2022 12:22 pm

What separated the two teams in the first match was not only its all-around performance but also smart captaincy by Rohit who fielded his three spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Ravichandran Ashwin, and Ravi Bishnoi.

ODI cricket needs to find its relevance: Ashwin

July 18, 2022 9:08 pm

"Even me as a cricket badger and a cricket nut, I switch off the TV after a point and that's frankly very scary for the format of the game. When those ebbs and flows go missing, it's not cricket anymore," he maintained.

'If a batsman plays a reverse sweep, he should be given out lbw even if the ball pitches outside leg stump': Ashwin

July 12, 2022 10:29 pm

Ashwin explained the logic of blind spot is only applicable when the batsman is at his original stance. But when they change their position for reverse sweep and switch hits, a ball outside leg stump is no longer a blind spot.

I knew Ashwin was going to bowl a carrom ball from the way he held the ball at top of his mark: Pietersen

July 03, 2022 6:32 pm

Pietersen reveals the secret sauce behind his stupendous 186 in Mumbai. How Ashwin and Harbhajan telegraphed their variations at the top of their bowling mark itself.

IND vs ENG 5th Test: Covid-infected Ashwin in home isolation, couldn't board flight

June 21, 2022 6:52 pm

There is also no clarity on whether Ashwin will be boarding a flight in time to be available for the rescheduled Test against England at Edgbaston, Birmingham, starting July 1.

ICC Rankings: Ishan Kishan enters top-10, jumps 68 spots to be placed seventh

June 16, 2022 11:21 am

The young Indian opener jumps 68 spots to become the lone Indian player in top 10 batsmen in ICC T20i rankings after his consistent performances against South Africa in the ongoing T20i series.

Disappointed with last few games, taking confidence from earlier knocks ahead of play-offs: Buttler

May 23, 2022 5:29 pm

"I've obviously been delighted with my form in the IPL, but a bit disappointed with the last few games," said the 31-year-old Buttler ahead of RR's first qualifier against Gujarat Titans at the Edens Gardens on Tuesday.

IPL 2022: Rajasthan Royals, Gujarat Titans set for high-voltage clash

April 13, 2022 2:51 pm

The Rajasthan Royals put together one of the best if not the best bowling attacks for this season and all their spinners and pacers have been right on the mark.

With devices like ‘retire out’, cricket may be witnessing a spiritual return to its grassroots, to its unorganised avatar

April 14, 2022 9:22 am

What kids do in streets, adults are picking up in a competitive environment. It will be interesting to see how technology is wedded to it.

'Bowlers, run out non strikers; this could make or break your careers': Ashwin on 'Mankading' law change

March 16, 2022 7:25 pm

Last week, custodian of cricket laws, the Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC), decided to move the law relating to run-outs at non-striker’s end from “unfair play” section


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.