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ODI World Cup: Ashwin asks fans to be patient with Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India is set to host the ODI World Cup again later this year and the Indian team is of course a hot favourite for the title. India last won the ODI World Cup title in 2011 at home and since the 2013 Champions Trophy, have not tasted title success in ICC tournaments.This poor success rate in ICC tournaments has been a thorn in the flesh for the Indian team and was seen as one of the main reasons for Virat Kohli quitting the captaincy.Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. (AFP Photo)Speaking on his YouTube channel, India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin asked fans to be patient with Virat Kohli and now captain Rohit Sharma and trust the Indian team management.Citing the examples of India greats like Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni, Ashwin said, "It is easier to say you haven't won this, t...
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Ashwin will be one of the toughest challenges during India series: Renshaw | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Australia batter Matt Renshaw has conceded that spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will be one of the toughest bowlers to face in the four-Test series in India beginning February 9.With the Border-Gavaskar series set to begin in Nagpur, a lot of focus is on how the Pat Cummins-led Australia will face the Indian off-spinner, who made history in 2021 by becoming the first bowler to take 200 wickets of left-handers.With Australia's batting lineup packed with left-handers, including David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, wicketkeeper Alex Carey and Renshaw himself, Aswhin could prove to be more than handful for the visitors during the high-profile series."Ashwin is difficult to face. He is a smart bowler with a lot of variations and he uses them very well, but you do get used to him ...
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Ashwin feels India can to adapt to home conditions, urges ICC for dew-free ODI World Cup

R Ashwin feels India have quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions during the ODI World later this year, even as the premier off-spinner urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a “dew-free” tournament. The cricket showpiece is slated in October-November this year, when dew becomes a big factor towards the evening and for the first time it will be staged completely in India across different venues. “There’s no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that,” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel. “However, on a given day if these conditions of dew, boundary sizes, things going here and there cannot be contro...
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Ashwin feels India can to adapt to home conditions, urges ICC for dew-free ODI World Cup

File photo of Ravichandran Ashwin. | Photo Credit: AP R Ashwin feels India have quality in their rank to adapt to the home conditions during the ODI World later this year, even as the premier off-spinner urged the ICC to take corrective steps for a "dew-free" tournament. The cricket showpiece is slated in October-November this year, when dew becomes a big factor towards the evening and for the first time it will be staged completely in India across different venues. "There's no point in heading in a direction and going loggerheads with conditions, because conditions cannot be challenged. You need to learn the conditions and adapt. India team has enough in their arsenal to be able to do that," Ashwin said on his YouTube channel. "However, on a given day if these conditions of dew, bound...
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Rohit Sharma backs Ashwin’s idea of an early start for 2023 ODI World Cup matches | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's idea of an early start in the ODI World Cup matches got full support from his skipper Rohit Sharma who too wants it so that no one has to compromise too much on the toss factor.Rohit, who does not want any team to gain undue advantage in a major event, backed Ashwin who had proposed an 11:30 am start for the World Cup games to be played in India in October-November. Normally, the one-dayer starts at 1:30pm in India."It is a good idea. It is a World Cup right. You don't want to compromise too much on the toss factor. You want to completely take that away. I like the idea of an early start but don't know if it is possible. The broadcasters will decide (laughs)," said Rohit ahead of the first ODI against New Zealand in Hyderabad on Wednesd...
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Ravichandran Ashwin wants ODI World Cup matches to start at 11:30am for reducing dew factor | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Premier India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wants 2023 ODI World Cup matches, which will be played in India in October and November, to begin from 11.30am, a timing which is earlier than the usual 1:30pm start of day-night 50-over games in India.Ashwin cited the example of India's first ODI against Sri Lanka in Guwahati, where the Rohit Sharma-led side defended a mammoth 373 to win by 67 runs. "India batted brilliantly on a slow wicket and posted a score well above par. But they still ended up having to fight tooth and nail (to win against Sri Lanka)."The quality difference between the teams isn't coming through - dew is narrowing that gap if you happen to lose the toss. My suggestion - or rather my opinion - for the (ODI) World Cup is to look at what venues we are playing ...
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Ashwin backs Shami, asks why so many taboos for Mankading | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Star India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin said it's surprising to see so many "taboos" regarding the 'Mankad' form of dismissal and asked why bowlers are always subjected to different "treatments".Veteran India pacer Mohammed Shami had tried to run out Dasun Shanaka at non-striker's end when the batter left the crease while backing up during the opening ODI in Guwahati on January 10.However, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma intervened and withdrew the appeal by Shami as Shanaka, then on 98, went on to complete his century.Ashwin, who is a vocal supporter of the form of dismissal, on Saturday backed Shami, saying it's the umpire duty to declare the batter out."Of course, Shami's run out... When Shanaka was on 98, Shami ran him out in the non-striker's end, and he appealed too. Roh...
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Ravindra Jadeja set to play Ranji game to prove fitness ahead of Australia series | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: To prove his fitness for the upcoming Australia series, India all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja is set to make his comeback to competitive cricket in a Ranji Trophy game for Saurashtra against Tamil Nadu, starting from January 24.Jadeja has been out of action since September last year, when he withdrew from the Asia Cup to undergo a knee surgery. He is currently doing rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA).The 34-year-old has been picked in a 17-member squad for the first two Tests of the four-match series against Australia slated to begin in Nagpur from February 9. His selection to the national squad is subject to his fitness."It will be good if he plays for Saurashtra. Probably he will, but I don't have any further details," Saurashtra Cricket Association president Jaydev Sh...
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ODI is where he brought genius in him to full flow; many won’t understand this flow: Ravichandran Ashwin on Virat Kohli

Ravichandran Ashwin said that Virat Kohli’s Test and T20 game was ‘mainly based’ on his success in the ODIs and due to the lack of that format in recent years has had an effect on the star batter’s form. “ODI cricket is the place where he brought the genius in him to full flow. Many of them won’t understand this flow. After Covid, we are seeing more Test cricket and T20 cricket. ODI cricket is played very rarely. We are not getting the same flow of ODI cricket. Virat Kohli is one of those cricketers who has been playing continuously for a long time now,” Ashwin said on his YouTube channel. “So, a mental reset is really important for anyone. Sometimes, he has been given a break during some inconsequential series. But both his Test cricket and T20 cricket have been built mainly based on h...
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Going to be a lovely game of chess: Labuschagne makes changes in his game to combat Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

MELBOURNE: Star Australia batter Marnus Labuschagne can't wait to engage in a "lovely game of chess" with Ravichandran Ashwin during next month's Test tour of India after making required changes in his game to combat the ace spinner.Australia, who haven't won a Test series in India since 2004, will play four Tests in Nagpur (February 9-13), New Delhi (February 17-21), Dharamsala (March 1-5) and Ahmedabad (March 9-13).Labuschagne was dismissed twice by Ashwin even though he emerged as the leading run-scorer in the 2020-21 Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Australia with 426 runs at an average of 53.25."I've changed some of my game because of what I've heard about Ashwin and how he bowled to me," Labuschagne was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au."I've adapted my game to try and foil a few of his...
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‘Big insult’: Ashwin lashes out at coach Hussey for ‘withdrawn appeal’ remark | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: The controversy surrounding Melbourne Stars skipper Adam Zampa's attempt to run out Tom Rogers of Melbourne Renegades at the non strikers' end refuses to die down with Indian off spinner Ravichandran Ashwin expressing his views on the incident in the Big Bash League.The incident took place on Tuesday when Zampa completed his follow-through and was on the verge of releasing the ball to Mackenzie Harvey, he turned back and dislodged Rogers' bails and signalled to the umpire to give marching orders to the batter.I DISAGREE WITH DAVID HUSSEY | Adam Zampa Run Out | India vs Sri Lanka 1st T20 Review | R AshwinHowever, unperturbed by Zampa's call, the umpire first reasoned with the bowler, telling him that his arm had gone past the 'vertical' -- the point where the ball is deemed to...
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Ravichandran Ashwin hails Jaydev Unadkat comeback

Jaydev Unadkat’s dream comeback in India’s recent Test series triumph against Bangladesh has shown that performance at domestic level should not be overlooked, said ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Left-arm pacer Unadkat played his first and only Test when now head coach Rahul Dravid was his teammate way back in 2010 and since then he went out of selectors’ radar. The 31-year-old, however, made a comeback after 12 years when he played in the second Test against Bangladesh, producing a fine performance in India’s three-wicket win in the Mirpur Test. “He posed with the trophy and I told him you could lift this trophy because of the other trophy (Ranji trophy) that you lifted. You completely deserve for all what you have done for Saurashtra cricket,” Ashwin said on his Tamil YouTube Ch...
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ICC rankings: Ashwin moves up to joint fourth, Iyer jumps 10 spots to be 16th

Ravichandran Ashwin, left, and Shreyas Iyer celebrate after scoring the final run to beat Bangladesh on fourth day of the second cricket test match, in Dhaka on December 25, 2022. | Photo Credit: AP Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer on Wednesday made significant gains in the ICC rankings after helping India win the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.Ashwin has moved up one slot and is joint-fourth among bowlers along with teammate Jasprit Bumrah after finishing with six wickets in the match.He has also inched up three places to 84th among batters following a crucial unbeaten knock of 42 in the second innings that enabled a three-wicket victory and won India crucial WTC points.Ashwin, who has been the No. 1 bowler and all-rounder in the past, has also earned seven rating points...
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ICC Test Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin moves up to joint fourth, Shreyas Iyer jumps 10 spots to be 16th | Cricket News – Times of India

DUBAI: Ravichandran Ashwin and Shreyas Iyer on Wednesday made significant gains in the ICC rankings after helping India win the second Test against Bangladesh in Mirpur.Ashwin has moved up one slot and is joint-fourth among bowlers along with teammate Jasprit Bumrah after finishing with six wickets in the match.He has also inched up three places to 84th among batters following a crucial unbeaten knock of 42 in the second innings that enabled a three-wicket victory and won India crucial WTC points.Ashwin, who has been the No. 1 bowler and all-rounder in the past, has also earned seven rating points in the all-rounders' rankings, which are led by his compatriot Ravindra Jadeja. Jadeja is currently on 369 rating points while Ashwin is on 343.Iyer, who partnered Ashwin in an unbroken 71-run...
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Overthinking is a perception that has followed me since my debut: Ashwin

Good hand: Ashwin shone with the bat in trying circumstances. Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a slight dig at people who perceive him as an “overthinker” of the game following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur. | Photo Credit: AP Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a slight dig at people who perceive him as an "overthinker" of the game following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur. Batting alongside Shreyas Iyer, Ashwin played one of the best Test innings of his career to steer India to a famous three-wicket win from an improbable situation. His 42 not out came after a match haul of six wickets, making him the player of the match. "Overthinking is a perception that has followed me ever since I wore the India...
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Overthinking is a perception that has followed me since my debut: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin has taken a slight dig at people who perceive him as an "overthinker" of the game following his match-winning performance against Bangladesh in the second Test in Mirpur.Batting alongside Shreyas Iyer, Ashwin played one of the best Test innings of his career to steer India to a famous three-wicket win from an improbable situation.His 42 not out came after a match haul of six wickets, making him the player of the match."Overthinking is a perception that has followed me ever since I wore the Indian jersey with pride. I have pondered about it for a while now and believe I should have seriously considered a PR exercise to erase that word out of peoples minds," Ashwin tweeted.Disclaimer: I have had no problems with any colleague or anyone and this is just in re...
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Rate my defence strongly, have worked on my backlift, power-hitting: Ashwin | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: Ravichandran Ashwin once again showed his batting prowess to help India eke out a narrow three-wicket win over Bangladesh in the second Test at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Dhaka on Sunday.Reeling at 74/7 in their small pursuit of 145, Ashwin led a remarkable fightback and put on an unbeaten 71-run stand with Shreyas Iyer to guide India to 2-0 series sweep.Ashwin said that he has worked a lot on aspects of his batting, like his backlift, power-hitting and rates his defence as strong."I rate my defence strongly. Test cricket is played around defence as a batter. Modern cricket asks you to take the aerial route. I do not think it is right when two bowlers are making pressure on you. You cannot get away with it every time. It looks great when it comes off, but Tests under ...
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Abroad, Ashwin is Team India’s hero and saviour again | Cricket News – Times of India

The Mirpur Test looked lost. On a tricky pitch, where the ball was often staying low and behaving mean, India had lost seven wickets for 74. The big boys were back in the hut. The target, 145, looked depressingly distant; improbable, if not impossible. That's when Ravichandran Ashwin joined Shreyas Iyer in the middle. They were the last batters standing. Only tailenders Umesh Yadav and Mohd Siraj remained as insurance.Ashwin, a 36-year-old all-rounder from Chennai, has scored five centuries in an illustrious 88 Test career. But his masterpieces in batting are not tons, or even half-centuries. Like the unbeaten 42 he produced on Sunday, they are lessons in how to deal with exacting situations that life sometimes throws at you, occasions when an individual's temperament and mettle are tru...
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Team India: KL Rahul’s approach, sane selection calls are need of the hour | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India's batting approach in the two Tests against Bangladesh was a far cry from the aggression promised by KL Rahul and the buck stops at the stand-in captain's doorstep after a close shave in the Mirpur game which could have gone the home team's way.The Indian bowlers did get the 40 wickets on expected lines but their propensity to let the opposition tail wag nearly cost them the second Test which was won by three wickets.The day four surface was challenging but knocking off 145 should still have been a straightforward job for India. Instead, they chose to employ ultra-defensive technique on a track where that should have been the last option.In a small run-chase, letting that sort of mindset allowed the Bangladesh spinners to boss the proceedings.A special stand between Shr...
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India vs Bangladesh, 2nd Test: India claw back with R Ashwin, Shreyas Iyer to complete series sweep | Cricket News – Times of India

NEW DELHI: India came back in heroic fashion on Friday to overcome a batting collapse and deny Bangladesh a historic win as Shreyas Iyer and Ravichandran Ashwin forged a decisive partnership to help the visitors to a three-wicket win in the second Test on Day 4 at the Shere Bangla National Stadium in Dhaka. India swept the two-match series 2-0.Chasing 145 for victory on a turning track, India reached the target in the first session on the penultimate day, thanks to an unbeaten and fighting 71-run partnership between Ashwin and Iyer from a precarious 74 for 7.AP PhotoIndia started the day at 45/4, but lost Jaydev Unadkat (13), Rishabh Pant (9), and Axar Patel (34) in quick succession early in the session.But Ashwin and Iyer showed great intent and counter-punched Bangladesh's spin attack...