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Adaptability will be key during WTC final against New Zealand: R Ashwin
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Adaptability will be key during WTC final against New Zealand: R Ashwin

A “well-planned and knit” New Zealand side with two Tests against England under their belt will come into the World Test Championship final with an advantage and the Indian team will have to adapt and be ready for challenge, feels senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. The WTC final here from June 18-22 will be a culmination of two years of hardwork, filled with emotional moments and lot of learnings, said Ishant Sharma and Mohammed Shami, on their part, as the Indian bowling unit’s senior pros spoke about the biggest match of their lives. “I expect a well planned and knit New Zealand team to come at us. Having played two Tests definitely come with an advantage so we have to adapt to that,” Ashwin told ‘bcci.tv’, referring to the Black Caps’ ongoing series against England ...
Ashwin clears air, says he would never ask ICC to relax rules to help bowl ‘doosra’ | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin clears air, says he would never ask ICC to relax rules to help bowl ‘doosra’ | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Thursday clarified that he would never say that the International Cricket Council (ICC) should look to relax the 15-degree rule to help bowl the 'doosra'. Ashwin's clarification came as some media reports cited the off-spinner's YouTube channel and quoted him as wanting the apex cricket body to relax the rule. Taking to Twitter, Ashwin sighted an article and replied: "Really?? Pls, don't carry the wrong stuff!! I will never say such a thing." @sportstarweb Really?? Pls don’t carry wrong stuff!! I will never say such a thing.— Mask up and take your vaccine🙏🙏🇮🇳 (@ashwinravi99) 1623340509000In another tweet, the spinner said: "Wrong wrong wrong!! My channel is done for all the right reasons and audience to know cricket better. If you c...
ICC should relax 15 degree elbow extension for doosra: R Ashwin
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ICC should relax 15 degree elbow extension for doosra: R Ashwin

Saqlain Mushtaq was the only spinner who bowled a “legal doosra” during his playing career, feels India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who wants game’s governing body ICC to do away with the current elbow flexion of 15 degree to a permissible level. Ashwin in an engaging discussion with former South Africa performance analyst Prasanna Agoram spoke elaborately about one of off-spinners’ lethal delivery that spins away from right-handers. While Saqlain started the doosra revolution, the others who bowled the wrong ‘un included Muttiah Muralitharan, Harbhajan Singh and Saeed Ajmal. “According to me, let’s not do away with it (doosra) but enable spinners to bowl the doosra responsibly with an appropriate bend,’ Ashwin said in his Tamil YouTube show ‘The Legend of the Doosr...
Ravichandran Ashwin is a better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell
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Ravichandran Ashwin is a better bowler than Nathan Lyon: Ian Chappell

Australian great Ian Chappell has described senior India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin as one of the best Test bowlers playing the game right now. But when former India player Sanjay Manjrekar expressed his “problems” with Ashwin being seen as an all-time great by citing his overseas record and the recent successes of Ravindra Jadeja and Axar Patel, Chappell recalled West Indies pace great Joel Garner’s handsome contributions when bowling alongside some of the game’s finest speed merchants. “When people start talking about him as being one of the all-time greats of the game then I have a few problems,” Manjrekar said on the ESPNcricinfo programme ‘Runorder’. “One basic problem I have with Ashwin is that when you look at SENA countries, Ashwin doesn’t have a single five-wicket...
Trust, respect bond me with MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India
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Trust, respect bond me with MS Dhoni: Virat Kohli | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: India skipper Virat Kohli on Saturday described his bond with former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni as one of "trust" and "respect". When asked during a question and answer session on Instagram to define in two words his bond with Captain Cool Dhoni, Kohli said: "Trust, Respect". During an Instagram chat with R Ashwin last year, Kohli had praised Dhoni, saying that he had "played a big role in him becoming the captain of the national team". "I have always been inclined towards taking responsibility. After my debut for India, it was just about wanting to play, it was about being in the Indian XI all the time. Then, with your intrigue in the game, you start talking to the captain regularly. I was always in MS's ears, discussing different tactics," Kohli had said. "I think he got a l...
Indian pacers on par with our men but focus will be on Ashwin, Jadeja: Henry Nicholls
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Indian pacers on par with our men but focus will be on Ashwin, Jadeja: Henry Nicholls

India’s pace attack is on par with New Zealand’s world class swing operators but the Black Caps batsman Henry Nicholls is more wary of the threat spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja may pose during the upcoming World Test Championship final. India and New Zealand will fight it out for the inaugural title at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl, one of those rare English tracks known to aid the slow bowlers for a considerable period in Test matches. “India have a very good seam attack and also have the experienced spinners like Ashwin and Jadeja. They have been consistent in all parts of the world (of late) and bring quality (to attack),” Nicholls, who has been in good form of late in Test cricket, told PTI in an interview. If there are no injury concerns, the Indian pace t...
IPL 2021: R Ashwin leads COVID-19 exodus; Zampa, Richardson withdraw too
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IPL 2021: R Ashwin leads COVID-19 exodus; Zampa, Richardson withdraw too

Ravichandran Ashwin has decided to cut short his Indian Premier League (IPL) season to support his “family and extended family”. Australian medium-pacer Andrew Tye, as well as compatriots, leg-spinner Adam Zampa and seam-bowling all-rounder Kane Richardson, are returning home as well. Earlier, England batsman Liam Livingstone had pulled out citing bubble fatigue. A grim Covid scenario outside has started to penetrate the IPL bubble. So far, 20 matches have been played in this year’s tournament with 40 games left. After the Mumbai and Chennai legs, the tournament is moving to Delhi and Ahmedabad for the next phase. The final phase of group league fixtures would be played in Bangalore and Kolkata. Amid a raging debate, whether or not the 2021 IPL should continue, Australia an...
A turn for the worse? Not really
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A turn for the worse? Not really

India were head and shoulders above England in Tests, but the white-ball contests were much closer. In matches played largely on flat tracks in Ahmedabad and Pune, wherein batsmen on both sides were among runs, India’s seamers made the decisive difference. There, however, was an unseemly weakness too — the spin department. As manifested in the last two ODIs, England’s spinners clearly outshone their India counterparts. It throws up a valid question— will the below-par performance of Kuldeep Yadav and Krunal Pandya worry the team management in the T20 World Cup year? Not really. As was evident by the constant chopping and changing of the playing eleven throughout the series, India were clearly on audition mode. Those who latched onto the opportunities remain in contention fo...
IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ Ashwin, Axar, Woakes join squad in Mumbai
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IPL 2021: Delhi Capitals’ Ashwin, Axar, Woakes join squad in Mumbai

A few members of the Delhi Capitals squad, including senior off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, all-rounder Axar Patel and pacer Chris Woakes, on Monday assembled at their team hotel here ahead of the upcoming edition of the league. The group also included West Indian batsman Shimron Hetmyer. Dekho, Woakes aa gaya 😉 Welcome to the DC family, @chriswoakes 💙#YehHaiNayiDilli #IPL2021 @TajMahalMumbai pic.twitter.com/jAyKvRS0FO — Delhi Capitals (@DelhiCapitals) March 29, 2021 Both Ashwin and Axar had an incredible outing in the recent Test series against England at home, accounting for most of the visiting wickets with their guile. With regular skipper Shreyas Iyer ruled out of the entire IPL due to the shoulder injury he sustained against England in the limited overs series recen...
Dilip Vengsarkar calls for an end to Ravichandran Ashwin’s white-ball exile
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Dilip Vengsarkar calls for an end to Ravichandran Ashwin’s white-ball exile

A day after the Indian spinners were taken to the cleaners in the second ODI against England at Pune, former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar said he would have brought Ravichandran Ashwin back into the limited-overs scheme of things if he were the selection committee chairman now. Chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya gave away 156 runs between them in 16 overs without a wicket in the second ODI, as Jonny Bairstow and Ben Stokes made a mockery of a steep chase. Together the two England batsmen accounted for 17 sixes in the game, with Stokes scoring his last 49 runs in just 12 balls. The performance of the Indian spinners, Kuldeep’s implosion to be precise, has thrown open a debate, if Ashwin should be considered for the shorter formats again. Former Indi...
Ashwin tries to woo Reba
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Ashwin tries to woo Reba

Mar 25, 2021CELEB LOOKSM SuganthAshwin rides a scooterTimesofindiaReba applies some makeupTimesofindiaAshwin tries his hand at singing...TimesofindiaAnd Reba wants Ashwin to stop singingTimesofindiaSandy figuring out the dance movesTimesofindiaAshwin makes a fun move at RebaTimesofindiaAshwin checks his makeupTimesofindiaAshwin observes Sandy's movesTimesofindiaAshwin dancesTimesofindiaAshwin in discussionTimesofindia Source link
Ashwin wins ICC’s February Player of the Month award for stellar show against England | Cricket News – Times of India
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Ashwin wins ICC’s February Player of the Month award for stellar show against England | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: India's premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin was on Tuesday named the ICC men's Player of the Month (February) for his stellar show against England in a four-match Test series at home which his side won to qualify for the World Test Championship final. England's Tammy Beaumont was adjudged the women's Player of the Month. In the three Tests he played, Ashwin scored a 106 in the second innings of India's second Test victory over England at Chennai and took his 400th Test wicket in the third Test victory at Ahmedabad. Besides the century, Ashwin scalped a staggering 24 wickets against England in February to help India pocket the four-match Test series 3-1 and help his team secure its spot in the WTC final against New Zealand. Scoring a total of 176 runs across these games and ta...
India vs England: Had chances to get on top but we did not manage, says Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India
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India vs England: Had chances to get on top but we did not manage, says Joe Root | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: England captain Joe Root on Saturday mourned the opportunities his team squandered in the lost fourth Test, saying they let slip the advantageous position from where they could have been on top of the game. India trounced England by an innings and 25 runs when at one stage the hosts were 121 for five but ended up taking a 160-run lead which proved to be match-winning. Rishabh Pant, Washington Sundar and Axar Patel took the game away from England with their fearless approach. "There have been times we had a chance to wrestle the game in our favour, to get on top, just didn't manage to do it," Root said at the post-match press conference. "India played those important, key moments better than us in these last three games and credit for being able to do that better than we do. "...
Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad | Cricket News – Times of India
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Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Former India batsman Anshuman Gaekwad was considered a 'wall' during his playing days for his ability to bat with patience and determination, be at Sabina Park in Jamaica against a furious West Indies pace attack, or against Pakistan on a Jallandhar pitch where batting was difficult. Gaekwad, also a former India coach and chief selector, spoke to IANS on the second and third India-England Tests, played in Chennai and Motera, in which batsmen struggled. It came as no surprise that a lack of patience -- a quality that Gaekwad oozed at the crease -- disappointed him. Excerpts:How do you play on pitches like the one in Motera, Ahmedabad?Never play for turn on such wickets. On a good wicket, you can pick a line and put your bat there, the ball will come and hit your bat straight. ...
I have stopped thinking about landmarks long back: Ashwin on Anil Kumble’s 619 wicket-mark | Cricket News – Times of India
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I have stopped thinking about landmarks long back: Ashwin on Anil Kumble’s 619 wicket-mark | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: Ravichandran Ashwin has stopped bothering about landmarks "long, long time back" as his only endeavour currently is to work on his craft and be useful every time when he plays for India. Ashwin has become the fourth Indian bowler to complete 400 wickets in Test cricket and was asked if surpassing 'Peak 619' could be a reality in coming years. "If you look at it pragmatically, it's 218 wickets away," Ashwin, who is always good with words answered. "For me, I have stopped thinking about all those landmarks and all long, long time ago." He said he was looking to become a better cricketer, every time he stepped on the field. "It's been about what I can do, how I can get better, what more I can offer to the team because every time you come back into this setup, especially now that...
Off-the-field ‘doosra’: Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics | Cricket News – Times of India
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Off-the-field ‘doosra’: Ashwin lashes out at pitch critics | Cricket News – Times of India

AHMEDABAD: India off-spinner R Ashwin's media interaction here turned a bit bitter at one point after an English journalist asked him about the pitch and whether he thought the pitch for the third Test was good. Ashwin called on people to stop buying the narrative of pitches that help turn from the first day not being good, from players and media abroad. "What is a good cricket surface? The bowler was in the game. The batsman needs to bat well to get runs. There is absolutely no question about it. What makes a good surface? Who defines this? 'Seam on the first day. Bat well. Spin on the last two days' -- who makes these rules? Come on, we should get over it and not create a scene over it," he responded to the English journalist. On being asked by the same journalist what he expected in ...
Pink ball has given a new dimension to the game: Ashwin
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Pink ball has given a new dimension to the game: Ashwin

Pink-ball cricket produces fast cricket and a lot of things attached to the ball are different compared to its red counterpart, Ravichandran Ashwin opined on Saturday. From balance to revolutions, the pink-ball was behaving differently at Motera, a reason why some deliveries turned big, while the other skidded through. “Even before I started the game, in the nets, I used to be a little sceptical. When I bowled, the balance of the ball was a lot different to the red ball. When you try to put too much revs, it wasn’t rotating as much at the seam as I thought the red ball was rotating. If at all, it fell on the seam, it was spinning quite big at that time. It wasn’t responding the way the red ball was responding. Whatever was happening was happening really quicker off the surf...
Ashwin steps down the track to pitch critics
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Ashwin steps down the track to pitch critics

What makes a good pitch? The convention says a surface that assists seamers in the opening morning followed by assistance for batsmen before spinners coming into the game from the fourth day onwards. Ravichandran Ashwin just couldn’t care less about those who cried foul over the Motera pitch for the third Test, which ended within two days. At a press conference on Saturday, the off-spinner was asked by a member of the British media if the Motera pitch was good for Test cricket. The 34-year-old offie shot back. “I have a question back. What is a good cricket surface? Who defines it?” The reply was, ‘good contest between bat and ball’. Ashwin continued. “Yes, of course. The bowler wants to win the game. The batsman needs to bat well to get runs. There’s absolutely no question...
‘Don’t Add Flavour’: R Ashwin Takes Exception For Skewing His Tweets; Fans Remain Puzzled
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‘Don’t Add Flavour’: R Ashwin Takes Exception For Skewing His Tweets; Fans Remain Puzzled

Indian cricket team's senior spinner R Ashiwn, who emerged as a hero in Ind vs Eng Pink-ball Test by taking 7 wickets, on Friday posted a series of tweets that left many confused.The veteran spinner posted the tweets a day after India wrapped up the Motera Test in just 2 days to beat England by 10-wickets to go 2-1 up in the 4-match Test series.ALSO WATCH | Chris Gayle Takes On Hilarious 'Shalwar Challenge', Video Goes ViralTweets posted by Ashwin mentioned "ideas being sold to us" and "outbound marketing". Since the exact context of the tweets was not clear, confusion prevailed as it is difficult to make out what exactly the senior spinner was referring to."Products are sold using various marketing strategies and that's an accepted practice! We now live in an era where ideas are also b...
I accidentally became a cricketer, just living my dream: Ravichandran Ashwin
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I accidentally became a cricketer, just living my dream: Ravichandran Ashwin

Called a modern-day legend by his captain Virat Kohli, ace Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin says he is actually an accidental cricketer, who is living a dream with over 400 Test wickets under his belt. Ashwin reached the milestone in the day-night third Test against England, which ended here on Thursday with India winning by 10 wickets inside two days. Ashwin picked up 7 in the match to take his overall tally to 401. Knows his numbers 👍Watches hours of footage before a game 😯Strives to get better with each game 🔝 This special feature on @ashwinravi99 is one you don’t want to miss 👌- by @RajalArora @Paytm #INDvENG #TeamIndia @coach_rsridhar Full interview 👉 https://t.co/gTPCIwwgV0 pic.twitter.com/PowZvyjtIT — BCCI (@BCCI) February 26, 2021 “I accidentally became a cri...