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Ashwin to try legspin in the IPL

Feb 6, 2018: The India offspinner has been working on expanding his repertoire and has already shown hints of it in the ongoing domestic one-day tournament

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India in South Africa 2017-18

India hint at Rahane recall in Jo'burg

Jan 21, 2018: Judging by their net sessions at the Wanderers three days before the third Test, it seems likely that India's vice-captain will slot back into the side. The question is: who will he replace?

Sidharth Monga in Johannesburg

IPL news

'Ashwin will come first in the auction' - Dhoni

Jan 19, 2018: The Chennai Super Kings captain hopes the franchise can reassemble its old core group of players, but has cautioned that it might not be easy to achieve given the unpredictability of the IPL auction

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Test bowling nominees

Turn, turn, turn

Jan 15, 2018: Seven of our top ten Test bowling performances of 2017 came from spinners. Who was the best?

Akshay Gopalakrishnan

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 2nd day

R Ashwin's rare feat in Centurion

Jan 14, 2018: Stats analysis from the second day in Centution where R Ashwin finished with four wickets and South Africa were bowled out for 335

Bharath Seervi

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

We would have liked the pitch quicker - Markram

Jan 13, 2018: It was not quicker, bouncier or scarier than Newlands but the uncharacteristic SuperSport Park pitch has not drawn any criticism from the men who have to play on it. At least, not yet.

Firdose Moonda in Centurion

South Africa v India, 2nd Test, Centurion, 1st day

I was just dogged enough - Ashwin

Jan 13, 2018: Ashwin found a pitch that gave him some turn, and he has not just kept India alive but he has given them the upper hand despite losing the toss and watching their main fast bowlers give away runs like millionaires

Sidharth Monga in Centurion

India in South Africa 2017-18

Six, seven, eight could decide India's fate

Jan 2, 2018: The pre-series spotlight might be on India's top five and their three quicks, but the three players in between might just end up deciding Tests if they are closely contested

Sidharth Monga

India in South Africa 2017-18

Same old attack, all-new challenge

Jan 1, 2018: India have the same set of bowlers that toured South Africa in 2013-14. They have become fitter after the home stretch, but are they equipped to handle pressure of doing everything in tough conditions?

Sidharth Monga

India cricket

R Ashwin, now a legspinner too?

Dec 23, 2017: The India offspinner's bid to master legspin, while retaining his consistency at the international level, is simply an attempt to be a complete package, according to former team-mate and now coach VRS Guru Kedarnath

Sidharth Monga

ICC news

Smith extends lead as No. 1 Test batsman, Pujara climbs to No. 2

Nov 28, 2017: A substantial knock in the next Test could put the Australia captain in the second position on the on the all-time list of most points accumulated by a Test batsman, only behind Sir Don Bradman

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India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Ashwin: quickest bowler to 300 wickets in Test history

Nov 27, 2017: He took the fewest matches and deliveries to reach the landmark besting Australian greats Dennis Lillee and Shane Warne

Shiva Jayaraman

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Ashwin at 300 Test wickets: Fact and fiction

Nov 27, 2017: Do you know R Ashwin's career well enough to separate fact and fiction from some remarkable stats?

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India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 4th day

Ashwin quickest to 300 wickets, India record joint-biggest win

Nov 27, 2017: Virat Kohli will go to South Africa without having lost a Test series as a captain after India took an unassailable 1-0 lead in the series with their joint-biggest Test win and Sri Lanka's biggest defeat

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Ashwin, Jadeja say 'hello again'

Nov 24, 2017: After bowling 10 overs together in Kolkata, Ashwin and Jadeja were back to their tactics of threatening both edges of the bat, and targeting the stumps at all times for bowled and lbw dismissals

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Nagpur

India v Sri Lanka, 2nd Test, Nagpur, 1st day

Ashwin, Jadeja hand India advantage on 11-wicket day

Nov 24, 2017: Treating these Tests almost as tour games for the series in South Africa, India were in no danger of the apparent disrespect to Sri Lanka, biting them on the backside instead

The Report by Sidharth Monga

India v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Kolkata

India face tricky call in Pandya's absence

Nov 13, 2017: Could the green Eden Gardens surface make India choose between Ashwin and Jadeja even before they reach South Africa?

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

Mumbai v Tamil Nadu, Ranji Trophy Group C, 4th day

Iyer dismantles Ashwin's best-laid plans

Oct 27, 2017: Over the course of his 124-ball 138 against Tamil Nadu, India's hottest young batsman took apart the world's best offspinner with a sumptuous combination of skill and calculation

Arun Venugopal at the Bandra-Kurla Complex

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, 3rd round

How India's internationals fared in the third round

Oct 27, 2017: A review of how India's domestic stars - most in contention for a spot in the national team - did in the third round of the new Ranji Trophy season

Deivarayan Muthu

Ranji Trophy 2017-18, Group C

Iyer's 124-ball 138 lights up draw; Odisha avoid defeat

Oct 27, 2017: Tamil Nadu walked away with three points by virtue of having taken the first-innings lead, while Odisha's lower order halted Madhya Pradesh's push for victory

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