Johannesburg, Feb 20 - India have brushed aside rumours surrounding the fitness of seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar and off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, saying that both are 'very much available' for the selection in Sunday's World Cup group stage tie against South Africa in Melbourne.
Earlier, doubts reportedly started mounting after Kumar had a lackluster training session in Melbourne on Wednesday, while Ashwin was hit by a Umesh Yadav delivery during net session.
Sydney - Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin admitted that the visiting bowlers were guilty of leaking too many runs in the final session of play to allow Australia a 348-run second innings lead on the fourth day of the final Test, here today.
India gave away 213 runs in post-tea session as the hosts ended the day on 251 for six in 40 overs. After sharing the new-ball with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashwin (4-105) has picked four wickets but the scalps have come at a price.
Sydney, Jan 09 - Australia extended the lead by 348 runs as they posted 251/6 in their second innings with four wickets remaining at stumps on day four of the fourth and final Test in Sydney.
Resuming their first innings on the fourth day, India were bowled out for 475 runs, thus conceding a 97-run lead, thanks to a late half-century by Ravichandran Ashwin.
India lost skipper Virat Kohli for his individual score of 147 in the morning session after resuming at overnight score of 342 for 5.
Brisbane : Indian off-spinner R Ashwin believes his side is currently ahead in the second cricket Test against Australia and said they would look to get some quick wickets in the morning session on Friday.
Australia today finished the day at 221 for 4 in reply to India's total of 408 runs. The hosts still trail by 187 runs. "We are ahead in the game at this point of time. If we can have a good morning session tomorrow then we will be ahead in the game overall," Ashwin told reporters.
Mumbai, Oct 4 : Indian cricket team selectors have gambled in including teenage chinaman bowler Kuldeep Yadav, who has had an impressive Champions League T20 campaign, in the 14-man squad for the first three ODIs against West Indies.
They have rested lead spinner R Ashwin rested, and called in leg spinner Amit Mishra.
Johannesburg, Sep 02 - India off-break bowler Ravichandran Ashwin has said that spin has put the world champions in a pretty comfortable position against England in their ongoing ODI series.
London : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin today conceded that India had a bad day in office but expressed confidence that his team`s batsmen would do a better job in the second innings of the fifth and final cricket Test against England here.
Manchester - Indian off-spinner R Ashwin has expressed hope that one of their bowlers will step up on second day to prevent England from running away with the fourth Test and also expressed his disappointment as he got out after getting set.
New Delhi: Impressed by India`s brilliant showing at Lord`s, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin.
Ranchi, May 3 - Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin spun Chennai Super Kings to a 34-run victory over Kolkata Knight Riders in a rain curtailed Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium Complex here Friday.
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