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Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Weakened Australia face must-win game

Jan 27, 2016: Australia will need to overcome the panic that set in against spin in the middle overs if they are to overcome an Indian side that has gained in belief

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

India in Australia 2015-16

'Ashwin is a thinking cricketer' - Dhoni

Jan 5, 2016: MS Dhoni has praised R Ashwin's evolution as a bowler, noting the numerous transitional hurdles Ashwin had to cross in his career

Arun Venugopal

ICC news

Smith, Ashwin top ICC Test rankings for 2015

Dec 31, 2015: Australia captain Steven Smith and R Ashwin ended 2015 as the top-ranked ICC Test batsman and bowler, the ICC announced after the rankings were updated after the Boxing Day Tests at the MCG and Durban

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, 2nd Semi-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Six-star Axar extinguishes Tamil Nadu's flame

Dec 26, 2015: In a spin-off between two India spinners, Axar Patel helped Gujarat prevail over R Ashwin's Tamil Nadu in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, played in Alur

The report by Sidharth Monga in Alur

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Ashwin welcomes use of Kookaburra Turf balls

Dec 22, 2015: R Ashwin, who is leading Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy where the Kookaburra Turf ball has been used for the first time, felt the new ball ensured a level-playing field

ESPNcricinfo staff

A force called Ashwin

Dec 11, 2015: This year has been staggeringly successful for Ashwin, whose Test stats in Asia compare favourably with the very best

S Rajesh

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16, Group A

Abhinav ton sinks Assam, Bista 92 trumps Yuvraj 93

Dec 10, 2015: A round-up of the Vijay Hazare Trophy Group A matches on December 10, 2015

ESPNcricinfo staff

SA in India 2015-16 review

Ingredients there for India's success abroad

Dec 8, 2015: Sanjay Manjrekar, Ajit Agarkar and Aakash Chopra assess India's future, marvel at R Ashwin's skill and rate South Africa as the only team who can pull off a blockathon

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 5th day

Ashwin's Johannesburg pain turns Delhi redemption

Dec 7, 2015: A disappointing Johannesburg Test in 2013 meant Ashwin was dropped, perhaps unfairly, from the team for six matches. Two years and a tweaked bowling action later, he has emerged as one of India's best impact players

Sidharth Monga

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 5th day

India's biggest win, and SA's 143-over crawl

Dec 7, 2015: Stats highlights from the final day of the Delhi Test between India and South Africa

Bharath Seervi

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 5th day

India break blockathon to win series 3-0

Dec 7, 2015: India broke past stubborn stonewalling from an AB de Villiers-led South African line-up to wrap up a 337-run win in the Delhi Test and take the series 3-0

The Report by Karthik Krishnaswamy

India v SA, 4th Test, Delhi, 4th day

South Africa ensure Test retains its draw

Dec 6, 2015: Victory is beyond South Africa but another awesome achievement remains possible. Will time run out on India? Is there a hero waiting to be made? The beauty is, no one knows

Sidharth Monga

South Africa in India 2015-16

India aggressive on the field but defensive off it

Dec 2, 2015: Straight off the bat, India have been coy about the pitches rolled out for the series. They have refused to answer direct questions, comparing the Tests against South Africa with whatever seems convenient to them

Sidharth Monga in Delhi

Ind v SA, 3rd Test, Nagpur

Ashwin's records and lowest top scores

Nov 27, 2015: Stats highlights from the Nagpur Test where India handed South Africa their first away-series defeat in nine years

Shiva Jayaraman

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

Ashwin unhappy with SG ball's performance

Nov 14, 2015: Traditionally, spinners love the SG ball, but R Ashwin admitted that the quality of the SG in recent times has left him preferring the Kookaburra

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bangalore

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

Ashwin uses confidence and planning to trap batsmen

Nov 14, 2015: Three of R Ashwin's four victims on Saturday were left-handed batsmen - as are 89 of his 157 in all Tests - but there is growing evidence that he can get on top of the classiest right-handers as well

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Bangalore

Why Ashwin could be exceptional for India

Nov 11, 2015: He is unlike his spin predecessors in a few ways, and though he hasn't impressed overseas, that seems likely to change

Sanjay Manjrekar

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Spinners win India another three-day home Test

Nov 7, 2015: It was like Test cricket had gone asleep for one hour on the third morning before India lost eight wickets for 39 runs, and yet spun South Africa out to take a 1-0 lead

The Report by Sidharth Monga

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

Blame the batting, not pitch, says Ashwin

Nov 6, 2015: R Ashwin has hit back at the criticism of the pitch in Mohali, which South Africa batsman Dean Elgar had described as "not a very good cricket wicket" after 12 wickets had fallen on the first day

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

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

Ashwin's presence breeds India's belief

Nov 6, 2015: India's batsmen squandered the advantage of batting first on the opening day but R Ashwin was around to pick up the ball on the second day

Sidharth Monga in Mohali
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