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Test bowling nominees

Broad wrecks, Herath befuddles

Jan 10, 2017: Sharp spin, searing swing and more in our pick of the best Test bowling performances of 2016

Karthik Krishnaswamy

England in India 2016-17

Back-ups for Dhoni, and India's spin puzzle

Jan 6, 2017: Yuvraj Singh's return to international cricket will understandably be the talking point from the India selection for the limited-overs series against England, but here are the other - smaller - talking points

Sidharth Monga

India news

Lower order gets same amount of practice as top order- Bangar

Dec 24, 2016: India's batting coach Sanjay Bangar has said that India's lower order batsmen were making good contributions after being exposed to the same amount of practice as the frontliners

ESPNcricinfo staff

ICC news

Ashwin, Jadeja go 1-2 in Test bowling rankings

Dec 21, 2016: For the first time since 1974, two Indian bowlers - R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja - occupy the top spots in the ICC Test bowling rankings

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 5th day

Jadeja creates magic without any tricks

Dec 20, 2016: Ravindra Jadeja was relentless in his attack of England's weaknesses, but he was just doing what he does

Sidharth Monga

India v England, 5th Test, Chennai, 1st day

Jadeja's subtle evolution boosts Kohli's options

Dec 16, 2016: Throughout the series Ravindra Jadeja has played a crucial role in offering control when the pitches have often been at their best for batting

Sidharth Monga in Chennai

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

England suffer friction burns as contest gets heated

Nov 28, 2016: England and India have a long history of animosity, and this series is proving as feisty as many that have preceded it

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Jadeja stands out from the crowd

Nov 28, 2016: Many India fans have been tempted to ask, 'What is so special about Ravindra Jadeja?' In Mohali he gave a demonstration

Alagappan Muthu in Mohali

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 3rd day

Ashwin rocks England after India's lower-order surge

Nov 28, 2016: India gave a lesson in how to take a grip on a Test match that was in the balance as their lower order built a lead of 134 before R Ashwin bagged three wickets in the final session

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 3rd Test, Mohali, 2nd day

Ashwin's late rally counters England's fielding-led fightback

Nov 27, 2016: Fightback followed fightback during an absorbing final session on the second day in Mohali.

The Report by Andrew McGlashan

India v England, 2nd Test, Visakhapatnam, 2nd day

India's tricky early relationship with DRS

Nov 18, 2016: In the space of three balls on the second morning in Visakhapatnam, India made two errors with the DRS

Alagappan Muthu

India v England, 1st Test, Rajkot, 1st day

India worn down by lack of wear and tear

Nov 9, 2016: Deprived of the chance to bat first and put massive runs on the board, India were forced to improvise in a bid to create pressure. And it didn't work

Alagappan Muthu in Rajkot

England in India 2016-17

Cook versus Ashwin, Root versus Jadeja

Nov 7, 2016: India's spinners have been rampant at home, and the onus will be on Alastair Cook and Joe Root to negate them

Gaurav Sundararaman

Spin trends

Fingerspin in the post-doosra era

Nov 7, 2016: A look at how India and Sri Lanka's spinners are enjoying much success at home, using accuracy and natural variation to go after bowled and lbw dismissals

Sidharth Monga

New Zealand in India 2016-17

Ashwin's stifling accuracy, and Saha's quiet efficiency

Oct 12, 2016: India's marks out of ten following their 3-0 sweep over New Zealand at home

Sidharth Monga

India v New Zealand, 3rd Test, Indore, 2nd day

Jadeja fined 50% of match fees

Oct 9, 2016: Ravindra Jadeja was penalised 50% of his match fees and slapped with three demerit points by the ICC for "causing avoidable damage to the pitch during an international match."

Sidharth Monga in Indore

India v New Zealand, 2nd Test, Kolkata, 3rd day

Skill v luck: a tale of three spinners

Oct 2, 2016: Cricket gave Patel two second chances - one at Jadeja's expense - before snatching it all away through Ashwin's abilities

Sidharth Monga in Kolkata

New Zealand in India 2016-17

How do New Zealand play the straighter one?

Sep 27, 2016: New Zealand have done many things right while facing R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja, but they are yet to find an answer to the two spinners' biggest weapon: the one that looks like it will turn, but does not turn

Sidharth Monga

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 5th day

Player like Ashwin priceless in the Test side - Kohli

Sep 26, 2016: India's Test captain Virat Kohli hailed R Ashwin's impact and Ravindra Jadeja's relentlessness after India's 197-run win over New Zealand in the series and season opener in Kanpur

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur

India v New Zealand, 1st Test, Kanpur, 3rd day

Accuracy, 'straight ball' weapon bring rewards for Jadeja

Sep 24, 2016: The way Ravindra Jadeja spoke of how the match went showed the confidence India went into the match with

Sidharth Monga in Kanpur
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