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India in Sri Lanka 2017

India's bid to adapt to new ODI landscape

Aug 14, 2017: The squad to tour Sri Lanka hints that the selectors have understood the importance of wristspinners and attacking middle-order batsmen

Sidharth Monga

India news

Ashwin's county cricket stint confirmed

Aug 14, 2017: This will be the India offspinner's first stint in county cricket, and he could be available as early as Worcestershire's match against Gloucestershire starting on August 28

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, SSC, 3rd day

Sri Lanka's sweeps challenges India's spinners

Aug 5, 2017: Things got rather more difficult for India's slow bowlers after they enforced the follow-on, as Sri Lanka delivered on their promise to use the sweep more

Sidharth Monga

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 3rd day

Mendis hundred and Karunaratne 92* defy India

Aug 5, 2017: After meekly folding for 183 all out in their first innings, Sri Lanka put forward a much better reply after they were made to follow-on

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, Colombo, 2nd day

Ashwin having a ball with the new ball

Aug 4, 2017: To add to his weaponry, R Ashwin has now become a successful new-ball bowler too. In fact, since 2001, he is now the most successful spinner with the new ball

Sidharth Monga at SSC

India in Sri Lanka 2017

'Every Test match is a blessing'

Jul 24, 2017: Two days before what is set to be his 50th Test match, R Ashwin spoke about how he has changed, as a cricketer and a person, in the two years since he last toured Sri Lanka

Sidharth Monga in Galle

India in Sri Lanka 2017

Making fingerspin great again

Jul 24, 2017: Over the last six years, Rangana Herath and R Ashwin have racked up astounding - and astoundingly similar - numbers while reviving the art of fingerspin. On Wednesday, they will cross paths again at a venue that holds a special place in both their hearts

Sidharth Monga in Galle

India news

Ashwin compares Chennai Super Kings comeback to Munich air disaster

Jul 19, 2017: R Ashwin has waded into controversy by comparing Chennai Super Kings' return to the IPL fold to Manchester United's recovery from the horrific plane crash at Munich in 1958

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2017

Are Ashwin and Jadeja declining ODI forces?

Jun 19, 2017: India's two leading spinners took only five wickets between them in the Champions Trophy, but is that a surprise considering how little one-day cricket they have played recently?

ESPNcricinfo staff

Champions Trophy 2017

India plug big hole, but other leaks open up

Jun 19, 2017: Never before have India's quicks done as well as they did at the Champions Trophy. While that is cause to celebrate, the middle-order and spin departments prompt questions

Sidharth Monga

India news

Ashwin plans on doing 'something new' at Champions Trophy

May 24, 2017: R Ashwin hopes to unleash a few new tricks at the Champions Trophy, to stay one step ahead of his opponents

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Rohit, Ashwin, Shami return for Champions Trophy

May 8, 2017: Mohammed Shami, who last played ODIs in the 2015 World Cup, was among the 15 men chosen to represent India in England

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2017

All-time IPL XI : The spinners

Apr 22, 2017: Pick your two spinners for our all-time IPL XI and help put together the team with our panel of experts

ESPNcricinfo staff

India home season review

Jadeja voted best player of India's home season

Apr 3, 2017: In ESPNCricinfo's poll on India's 13-Test-long home season, the readers agreed with an expert panel on five of seven questions

ESPNcricinfo staff

How significant are India's gains this season?

Apr 2, 2017: They have greater depth in their bowling now, and a few of their batsmen have made large strides

Sanjay Manjrekar

IPL 2017 news

Ashwin to give IPL a miss, Vijay doubtful

Mar 31, 2017: The offspinner will be out of action for six to eight weeks, but is expected to regain full fitness ahead of India's title defence at the Champions Trophy in June

Arun Venugopal

The best bowling pairs in a season

Mar 31, 2017: Ashwin and Jadeja took 153 wickets in the 13 Tests they played in 2016-17. A look at other bowling pairs who excelled in a season

S Rajesh and Shiva Jayaraman

Season review 2016-17

India's season of scraps and fightbacks

Mar 30, 2017: They won ten of 13 Tests in 2016-17, and lost one, but it wasn't all plain sailing: in nine matches, they fought back from difficult situations

Karthik Krishnaswamy

ICC news

India take million-dollar prize for finishing No. 1

Mar 28, 2017: India have finished at the top of the ICC Test rankings for the second successive year after beating Australia 2-1 in the four-Test series

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v Australia, 3rd Test, Ranchi, 5th day

Ashwin's late entry poses questions

Mar 20, 2017: Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Ranchi
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