Ravichandran Ashwin

Yasir wants Ashwin showdown after breaking his record

Yasir wants Ashwin showdown after breaking his record

Melbourne [Australia], Oct.17 : After becoming the fastest Asian bowler to claim 100 Test wickets, Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah has expressed his desire for a showdown against India and their star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

The 30-year-old reached the three-figure milestone after completing his five-wicket haul in the opening Test of the three-match series against West Indies in Dubai last evening.

Yasir also became the joint-second quickest bowler to reach 100 Test wickets, thus surpassing Indian all-rounder Ashwin's record of achieving the feat in 18 matches.

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Ashwin, Williamson set sights on top spots in ICC Test rankings

Ashwin, Williamson set sights on top spots in ICC Test rankings

Dubai [UAE], Sept 27 : India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and New Zealand captain Kane Williamson have climbed up one place each to reach second position among bowlers and batsmen, respectively, in the latest ICC Test player rankings.

Ashwin's match haul of 10-225, that helped notch a 197-run victory in the first Test in Kanpur on Monday, has seen him overtake England's James Anderson by one point. He is now within seven points of number-one ranked Dale Steyn of South Africa, who leads the ICC player rankings for Test bowlers with 878 points.

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Ashwin, Jadeja star as India crush Kiwis in landmark 500th Test

Ashwin, Jadeja star as India crush Kiwis in landmark 500th Test

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Sept 26 : India marked their historic 500th Test with a resounding 197-run win over New Zealand in the opening match and took a 1-0 lead in the three-match series at the Green Park Stadium here on Monday.

Chasing an improbable 434 for victory, New Zealand were bundled out for 236 in their second innings despite resolute half-centuries from Luke Ronchi (80) and Mitchell Santner (71) on the fifth day.

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Windies skittle India for 353 after Ashwin, Saha hit centuries

Windies skittle India for 353 after Ashwin, Saha hit centuries

St. Lucia, Aug 11 : After Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhaman Saha hit centuries in the post-lunch session, West Indies bundled out India for 353 in the first innings and were 16 for no loss at tea in the third Test match at the Darren Sammy National Cricket stadium here on Wednesday.

Surviving the nervous nineties for too long and after getting stuck at 99 for six overs, Ashwin crossed the 100-mark in style by lofting a Roston Chase ball to six at long off in the 117th over of the innings, taking the score to 323 for 5 wickets.

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Saha, Ashwin guide India to solid first innings' total in St. Lucia Test

Saha, Ashwin guide India to solid first innings' total in St. Lucia Test

St. Lucia, Aug.10 : Wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha smashed his maiden century while all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin supported him well as India posted a first innings' total of 353 runs on the Day Two of the third Test against West Indies here at Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Resuming at yesterday's score of 234-5, Saha (104) and Ashwin (118) went on to share a huge 213-partnership for sixth wicket to propel their side to a big first innings' total.

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Speed variation rather than spin was key in dismantling Windies: Ashwin

Speed variation rather than spin was key in dismantling Windies: Ashwin

Kingston, July 31 : India off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who bagged his 18th five-wicket haul of his career, has pointed out that a combination of bounce and speed variations played a key role in ripping apart West Indies batting line-up instead of spin on a damp Sabina Park pitch in the second Test.

India's ascendancy over the West Indies continued as they bundled out Jason Holder's team for 196 before making 126 for 1 in their first innings at stumps on day one on Saturday.

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Surprised that West Indies batted first: R Ashwin

Surprised that West Indies batted first: R Ashwin

Kingston (Jamaica), July 31 - India spinner R Ashwin said he was surprised with West Indies' decision to bat first on a sticky wicket, even as he returned with a five-wicket haul on the opening day to dismiss the hosts for a paltry 196 in the second cricket Test here.

After Ashwin's 5-52, opener Lokesh Rahul cracked an unbeaten 75 to guide India to 126/1, within 70 runs of West Indies' first innings score.

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Always value myself as `all rounder`, says Ashwin

Always value myself as `all rounder`, says Ashwin

Antigua, July 25 :Describing himself as an `all-rounder`, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has admitted that he is quite pleased with his overall contribution with both bat and ball that guided his side to an emphatic win by an innings and 92 runs against West Indies in the opening Test here at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium last evening.

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Batting promotion boosted my confidence, says buoyant Ashwin

Batting promotion boosted my confidence, says buoyant Ashwin

Antigua, July 23 : Expressing that he was pleased with the opportunity to bat No. 6, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has said that he received a big boost when he was asked to bat ahead of wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha in the opening Test match against West Indies in Antigua.

The 29-year-old Ashwin repaid the faith reposed in him by head coach Anil Kumble and captain Kohli, scoring 113, his third century of Test career.

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Anil Kumble understands bowlers' psyche: Ravichandran Ashwin

Anil Kumble understands bowlers' psyche: Ravichandran Ashwin

Basseterre: India off-spinner R Ashwin feels head coach Anil Kumble is someone who understands bowling psyche and can provide the right impetus to the bowlers during match situations.

"Understanding a bowler's psyche is a challenge and it is difficult for a batter to understand that. Someone like him he understands how the situation is and conditions are, he might give you the right impetus that you need," Ashwin said.

"For example, if you are going well but wickets haven't fallen, he might be that one hand around your shoulder saying this is exactly what we want you to keep doing."

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