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Wednesday, January 27, 2021

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.


Ravichandran Ashwin lays out difference between Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane's captaincy

January 25, 2021 7:07 pm

Virat Kohli does three things as India captain that Ajinkya Rahane does not, said Ravichandran Ashwin, who also added that their captaincy styles is nonetheless "pretty much similar".

'Wanted to get my daughters involved too in the moment. They went, 'Did we win?'

January 15, 2021 6:26 am

Sydney Test hero Ravichandran Ashwin's wife shares the experience of watching the final day's play from her hotel room, along with their two daughters.

Explained: Why an injured Ravindra Jadeja is a big blow to India ahead of Brisbane Test

January 13, 2021 10:21 am

Jadeja is the only genuine allrounder in the Indian team and his presence allowed the team management to go with five specialist bowlers. But the BCCI has confirmed that the southpaw is ruled out of the final Test.

Ravindra Jadeja in doubt for England series

January 12, 2021 1:24 pm

India’s walking wounded list swells to 10.

Mind over matter: Vihari and Ashwin script a rearguard for the ages

January 12, 2021 7:53 am

Their bodies were crippled with injury and lusty blows on the body, but it couldn’t prevent Hanuma Vihari and Ravichandran Ashwin from scripting a rearguard for the ages.

Watch: Tim Paine tries to sledge, R Ashwin gives it back to him

January 11, 2021 4:05 pm

The battle of sledges between Ashwin and Paine was made worse for the Australia captain when immediately in the next over, he dropped a catch.

Faced racism in Sydney earlier too, needs to be dealt with iron fist: Ravichandran Ashwin

January 11, 2021 7:05 am

Play was halted for a few minutes on the fourth day of the match after India pacer Mohammed Siraj complained of abuse from a section of the crowd.

Boxing Day Test: How Ashwin remained a step ahead of Smith & Labuschagne

December 26, 2020 9:12 pm

Ashwin's deliveries are constructed for what a batsman might do, tailored to probe the anticipated response, as opposed to a pre-fabricated line of thought.

Sunil Gavaskar claims Ashwin, Natarajan subject to 'different rules' within Indian team

December 25, 2020 7:52 am

Sunil Gavaskar said there are different rules for different players in the Indian team, saying Ravichandran Ashwin and T Natarajan are two players who have fallen on the wrong side of such rules.

Comparisons can be skewed, I like doing it my way: Ravichandran Ashwin

December 18, 2020 9:29 pm

Ravichandran Ashwin is forever ready to learn from his peers but has his own way of finding the formula for success as he believes that there are "many ways to skin a cat".


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.