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'If someone gets a 15-degree advantage, why should I lag behind?'

Jul 17, 2015: R Ashwin talks about the scrutiny of offspinners' actions, playing with Harbhajan Singh, his ambitions as a batsman, and more

Interview by Gaurav Kalra

Bangladesh v India, 3rd ODI, Mirpur

Ashwin defends Dhoni's leadership

Jun 23, 2015: R Ashwin has mounted a strong defence of MS Dhoni's leadership saying he would "die on the field" if his captain asked him to

Alagappan Muthu in Mirpur

India v Bangladesh, Only Test, Fatullah

Ashwin finds peace with the offbreak

Jun 15, 2015: R Ashwin has reaped the benefits of reverting to classic offspin bowling and with the confidence his captain shows in him, he can become deadly

Alagappan Muthu in Fatullah

CSK v KKR, IPL 2015, Chennai

Loss of Ashwin hurts Super Kings

Apr 28, 2015: As Chennai Super Kings travel to Kolkata and Hyderabad minus R Ashwin over the next few days, spin is bound to remain a critical element. Ravindra Jadeja and Suresh Raina will be expected to take a greater load

Arun Venugopal in Chennai

IPL 2015

Injured Ashwin out for two matches

Apr 28, 2015: Offspinner R Ashwin will miss Chennai Super Kings' next two matches due to a finger injury

ESPNcricinfo staff

Aus v Ind, 2nd semi-final, Sydney

Wet weather dulls India's threat perception

Mar 24, 2015: The SCG might be India's preferred semi-final venue at this World Cup, but persistent rain in the lead-up has left them worried their spinners may not get the help they are widely expected to

Sharda Ugra in Sydney

India v West Indies, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Dominant India in need of a challenge

Mar 5, 2015: They coasted through the group stages and appear one of the teams to beat. But going into the knockouts, they might prefer to be put under a bit more pressure to see how they react

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

India v West Indies, Group B, Perth

WI quicks key to stopping Indian juggernaut

Mar 5, 2015: Four months after pulling out of their tour of India midway over a payment dispute with their board, West Indies will once again square off against the team that has, perhaps unexpectedly, taken the World Cup by storm

The Preview by Abhishek Purohit in Perth

World Cup 2015: India

Ashwin finds new wings in flight

Mar 1, 2015: Backed by the bigger boundaries in Australia, he has tossed the ball up more often, relied on the offbreak and has used his variations wisely

Abhishek Purohit

India v UAE, World Cup 2015, Group B, Perth

Stifled by the hook, and the spinners' one-two

Feb 28, 2015: Plays of the day from the game between India and United Arab Emirates in Perth

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

World Cup 2015: India

India's bowlers find much-needed thrift

Feb 26, 2015: In the two games of the World Cup, with a little help from the batsmen, India's bowlers have shown discipline and focus to break a trend of profligacy

Abhishek Purohit in Perth

India news

Ashwin needs more chances overseas - Kumble

Feb 21, 2015: Former India captain Anil Kumble has said that he is reminded of himself when he sees R Ashwin play, and has called for the offspinner to be given more chances to play away from home

Abhishek Purohit in Melbourne

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

India's other-end problem

Jan 9, 2015: When R Ashwin was actually onto something, however briefly, the other end mattered. If only India can sort out the other end, all the runs that Virat Kohli and Ajinkya Rahane have been scoring might amount to something

Sidharth Monga at the SCG

Australia v India, 4th Test, Sydney, 4th day

Australia race to 348-run lead

Jan 9, 2015: On the fourth afternoon at the SCG, Australia rollicked along at better than a run a ball in their second innings, hoping to beat India and the weather.

The Report by Brydon Coverdale

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 4th day

'We need a few more runs' - Warner

Dec 29, 2014: David Warner has indicated that Australia will look to add to their 326-run lead on the fifth morning before declaring, with events from the Adelaide Test fresh in their mind

Brydon Coverdale in Melbourne

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 2nd day

India firm on short-ball plan for Haddin

Dec 27, 2014: R Ashwin has said that India will continue to target Brad Haddin with shorter deliveries with the aim of exploiting his weakness

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

Australia v India, 3rd Test, Melbourne, 1st day

A day that lived up to Boxing Day expectations

Dec 26, 2014: Tests don't come grander than the Boxing Day and the first day's play at the MCG lived up to expectations, with its subplots and slow twists

Sidharth Monga at the MCG

West Indies in India 2014-15

Ashwin rested, Kuldeep picked in ODI squad

Oct 4, 2014: Teenage chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who has had an impressive Champions League T20 campaign, is the only new face in the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs against West Indies

ESPNcricinfo staff

England v India, 4th ODI, Edgbaston

Tweaks on action paying off for Ashwin

Sep 1, 2014: Having worked on his action during his time out of the side, R Ashwin has achieved encouraging results with a more side-on release

Sidharth Monga

India news

Ashwin honoured with Arjuna award

Aug 29, 2014: India offspinner R Ashwin has been conferred the Arjuna award, an Indian government honour to recognise outstanding achievement in national sport

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