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'More than the hours I trained, I improved the quality of my practice and analysis'

Jun 2, 2016: Legspinner M Ashwin talks about his journey to the IPL and learning from his offspin namesake

Arun Venugopal

'Six well-constructed bad balls could be the way forward in T20 cricket'

May 11, 2016: Offspinner R Ashwin believes that cricket's shortest format is a different sport altogether

Interview by Subash Jayaraman

Rising Pune Supergiants v Sunrisers Hyderabad, IPL 2016, Visakhapatnam

The Ashwin-Dhoni chicken v egg dilemma

May 9, 2016: Is India's lead spinner not taking wickets because his captain is not giving him the chance to bowl a full quota, or is MS Dhoni not giving R Ashwin four overs because Ashwin is not taking wickets?

Arun Venugopal

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Bangalore

What's eating R Ashwin?

May 7, 2016: Bereft of confidence, R Ashwin continues to be used sparingly by MS Dhoni as Saturday's loss marked the tenth time in his last 19 T20s that the offspinner didn't bowl his full quota

Nikhil Kalro in Bangalore

Sunrisers Hyderabad v Rising Pune Supergiants, IPL 2016, Hyderabad

M Ashwin has the tools to be a good spinner - R Ashwin

Apr 27, 2016: Rising Pune Supergiants offspinner R Ashwin has said that his team-mate M Ashwin, a legspinner, has the tools to become a good bowler, and praised him for turning the ball in the Twenty20 format

ESPNcricinfo staff

IPL 2016

'Ashwin has bailed me out in a lot of situations' - Dhoni

Apr 10, 2016: Despite giving him limited bowling opportunities in the last few matches, MS Dhoni has reiterated the importance of R Ashwin to his team

Arun Venugopal

India news

Ashwin brushes off World T20 criticism

Apr 8, 2016: R Ashwin has sought to put in perspective his performance in the World T20 semi-final against West Indies in Mumbai, and even made a thinly-veiled observation that he didn't get the chance to bowl more despite creating wicket-taking opportunities

ESPNcricinfo staff

India v West Indies, World T20 2016, semi-final, Mumbai

Dhoni blames no-balls, dew factor for loss

Mar 31, 2016: India captain MS Dhoni said the two no-balls to reprieve Lendl Simmons were the only thing that disappointed him about India's performance on a pitch that he felt had been transformed between innings by the dew

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Mumbai

India v West Indies, World T20 2016, semi-final, Mumbai

Gayle-Ashwin clash provides centrepiece for pivotal duel

Mar 29, 2016: The semi-finals of a global event are bound to throw up some mouth-watering contests, and Chris Gayle v R Ashwin promises to live up to its billing

Nagraj Gollapudi

India v Pakistan, World T20 2016, Kolkata

India, Pakistan look to tune out India-Pakistan hype

Mar 18, 2016: On the eve of the World Twenty20's marquee clash, both India and Pakistan were doing their best to block out the constant swirl of India-Pakistan

Karthik Krishnaswamy in Kolkata

India v New Zealand, World T20 2016, Group 2, Nagpur

What just happened?

Mar 15, 2016: Our writer puts himself in the shoes of the India fans watching their team's collapse against New Zealand

Jarrod Kimber

Notes on Amir, Ashwin and Kohli

Mar 8, 2016: Watching them at the Asia Cup was to revel in high-quality bowling and batting

Sanjay Manjrekar

All-round India clear favourites for World T20

Mar 4, 2016: The hosts' superb recent form in T20Is has been due to consistency and the presence of several match-winners with both bat and ball

S Rajesh

Asia Cup 2016

Ashwin lauds India's improved death bowling

Feb 29, 2016: R Ashwin believes Ashish Nehra and Jasprit Bumrah's ability to swing the ball in the Powerplay and hamper the batsmen later in the innings, has given India a whole new dimension to their attack

Alagappan Muthu in Dhaka

India v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20I, Visakhapatnam

Ashwin's 4 for 8 gives India series

Feb 14, 2016: In his first three overs, bowled at the start of the match, R Ashwin bowled India to their first bilateral T20I series win at home

The Report by Sidharth Monga

Australia v India, 2nd T20I, Melbourne

Weakened Australia face must-win game

Jan 27, 2016: Australia will need to overcome the panic that set in against spin in the middle overs if they are to overcome an Indian side that has gained in belief

The Preview by Sidharth Monga

India in Australia 2015-16

'Ashwin is a thinking cricketer' - Dhoni

Jan 5, 2016: MS Dhoni has praised R Ashwin's evolution as a bowler, noting the numerous transitional hurdles Ashwin had to cross in his career

Arun Venugopal

ICC news

Smith, Ashwin top ICC Test rankings for 2015

Dec 31, 2015: Australia captain Steven Smith and R Ashwin ended 2015 as the top-ranked ICC Test batsman and bowler, the ICC announced after the rankings were updated after the Boxing Day Tests at the MCG and Durban

ESPNcricinfo staff

Gujarat v Tamil Nadu, 2nd Semi-final, Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Six-star Axar extinguishes Tamil Nadu's flame

Dec 26, 2015: In a spin-off between two India spinners, Axar Patel helped Gujarat prevail over R Ashwin's Tamil Nadu in the semi-final of the Vijay Hazare Trophy, played in Alur

The report by Sidharth Monga in Alur

Vijay Hazare Trophy 2015-16

Ashwin welcomes use of Kookaburra Turf balls

Dec 22, 2015: R Ashwin, who is leading Tamil Nadu in the Vijay Hazare Trophy where the Kookaburra Turf ball has been used for the first time, felt the new ball ensured a level-playing field

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