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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

India v SA, 1st Test, Mohali, 2nd day

India lead by 142 after Ashwin's five-for

Nov 6, 2015: R Ashwin took his 13th five-wicket haul, and his 150th Test wicket as well, as South Africa were bowled out for 184 and India built their lead to 142 by the end of the day with Cheteshwar Pujara's half-century

The Report by Alagappan Muthu

South Africa in India 2015-16

Ashwin and Philander - twins separated by conditions

Nov 4, 2015: The careers of two vastly different bowlers from two vastly different cricketing cultures have followed a near-identical path: unplayable in helpful conditions and sometimes unselectable in unfriendly environs

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

South Africa in India 2015-16

India players uneasy about 'umpire's call'

Nov 3, 2015: R Ashwin and a few other India players have expressed objections against the 'umpire's call' aspect of the DRS

Sidharth Monga in Mohali

South Africa in India 2015-16

'I'm close to full fitness' - Ashwin

Oct 28, 2015: R Ashwin, India's No. 1 spinner, has said he is close to full fitness, which should come as relief to the team after losing both the T20I and ODI series to South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

India have problems at the top and tail

Oct 13, 2015: In T20, they have issues at the head of the batting order and with their death-overs bowling

Aakash Chopra

Numbers Don't Lie

The rise of R Ashwin

Oct 12, 2015: In four years, the offspinner has emerged as one of the deadliest bowlers in the subcontinent

S Rajesh and Gaurav Kalra

South Africa in India 2015-16

Ashwin suffers side strain, Harbhajan in as cover

Oct 11, 2015: A side strain to offspinner R Ashwin has forced India to call up Harbhajan Singh as back-up for the second and third ODIs against South Africa

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v South Africa, 2nd T20I, Cuttack

Albie's best, Ashwin goes past Irfan

Oct 5, 2015: Stats highlights from the second T20I between India and South Africa in Cuttack.

Shiva Jayaraman

'It's not about patience, but the skill and knowledge you acquire over time'

Sep 23, 2015: R Ashwin talks about his growth as an offspinner, his time outside the Test team, and his habit of saying what he thinks

Interview by Sidharth Monga

SL v India, 3rd Test, Colombo (SSC)

Opening lows, and Prasad's best

Aug 31, 2015: Stats highlights from the fourth day of the third Test between Sri Lanka and India at the SSC

Shiva Jayaraman

Sri Lanka v India, 2nd Test, P Sara Oval, 5th day

'Second-day bowling our best in two years' - Kohli

Aug 24, 2015: India captain Virat Kohli has said that the attack's second-day performance at the P Sara Oval was "easily" their best bowling effort in the last two years

Andrew Fidel Fernando in Colombo

SL v India, 2nd Test, Colombo

Ashwin - 12, Gupte - 11

Aug 24, 2015: Stats highlights from the fifth day of the second Test between Sri Lanka and India

Shiva Jayaraman
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