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Afghanistan's inaugural Test

Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Afghanistan's self-taught spin sensation

Jun 12, 2018: He picked up R Ashwin's tricks from YouTube videos and went on to become his team-mate and trump card in the IPL. What can we expect from their first Test-match meeting?

Sidharth Monga

Why aren't Indian players allowed to play in overseas T20 leagues?

May 18, 2018: The BCCI says it's about preserving the IPL's brand value, but what about the value the player might get out of stints abroad?

Sidharth Monga

County news

R Ashwin lined up for Worcestershire return

May 11, 2018: The allrounder is expected to play the final two County Championship matches of the season as a replacement for Travis Head

George Dobell

India news

The Ashwin question for selectors

May 7, 2018: If rested for Afghanistan Test, as reports indicate, India's premier spinner could be going into the England tour with little red-ball cricket behind him

Sidharth Monga

Kings XI Punjab v Mumbai Indians, IPL 2018, Indore

Ashwin's left-hand tactics negate Mumbai's spinners

May 5, 2018: By promoting left-handed batsmen through the middle overs, Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma was kept apprehensive of using his spinners, Krunal Pandya and Mayank Markande

Varun Shetty in Indore

IPL 2018

Ashwin outsmarts old mate Dhoni

Apr 15, 2018: Against his former side, R Ashwin got his own team selection and Powerplay tactics right to come out on top

ESPNcricinfo staff

Kings XI Punjab v Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, Mohali

Ashwin v Gambhir in battle of revamped teams

Apr 7, 2018: Both Delhi Daredevils and Kings XI Punjab had disappointing seasons in 2017, but having plugged a few gaps at the auction, they will be keen to see how things work on the field

The Preview by Alagappan Muthu

Irani Trophy 2017-18

Ashwin replaces Jadeja in Irani Cup squad

Mar 10, 2018: The offspinner has been included in the Karun Nair-led Rest of India side after Jadeja was ruled out with a side strain

ESPNcricinfo staff

India news

Kohli, Rohit, Dhawan bag million-dollar BCCI contracts

Mar 7, 2018: India's much-awaited new annual contracts are a departure from last year's attempts to keep Test specialists in the top category

Sidharth Monga

India domestic news

'Niggling issue' rules Ashwin out of Deodhar Trophy

Feb 28, 2018: Shahbaz Nadeem will take his place in the India A squad, which will now be led by Ankit Bawne

ESPNcricinfo staff

India domestic news

Ashwin, Iyer to lead Deodhar Trophy squads

Feb 27, 2018: Mohammed Shami and Umesh Yadav will also feature in the 50-overs tournament while Ravindra Jadeja has been chosen to play for Rest of India in the Irani Cup

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2018

'I'll never be predictable' - Ashwin

Feb 26, 2018: The spinner has said leading Kings XI Punjab is an "opportunity to showcase" his captaincy skills and be "innovative"

Nagraj Gollapudi

Indian Premier League 2018

Ashwin to captain Kings XI Punjab

Feb 26, 2018: The spinner was a leading candidate for the role ever since the franchise signed him for USD 1.1 million at the player auction in January

ESPNcricinfo staff

India domestic news

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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

ESPNcricinfo staff

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
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