Ravichandran Ashwin

Cricket revolutionized with launch of 'Lounge Cricket' at Rapid Metro

Cricket revolutionized with launch of 'Lounge Cricket' at Rapid Metro

New Delhi, Feb 6 : After launching Joy Express, Rapid Metro today opened an indoor cricket stadium in association with 'Lounge Cricket, another unique initiative to increase engagement with its regular commuters.

Considering today's world where paucity of time no longer gives us an opportunity to walk up to a stadium and pursue our aspirations; Lounge Cricket along with Rapid Metro understood the pulse of the current generation and are introducing an indoor concept replete with the best of simulation and experience for cricket enthusiasts.

Ashwin welcomes inclusion of rookies for World T20

Ashwin welcomes inclusion of rookies for World T20

Gurgaon, Feb.5 : Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Friday welcomed the inclusion of Indian rookies Jaspreet Bumrah and Hardik Pandya in the squad for the upcoming Asia Cup and World T20, saying that they deserved to get a national call-up.

"I think Bumrah and Pandya did really well. We won that series that pretty much gave us indication how good they were. I am very happy for them," Ashwin told reporters here.

Amla, De Villiers delay India's win in Delhi Test

Amla, De Villiers delay India's win in Delhi Test

New Delhi, Dec. 6 - South Africa have shown vast reserves of patience as skipper Hashim Amla and swashbuckling batsman AB de Villiers showed their skills of blocking and helped their side to delay India's win at stumps on Day four of the final Test here at Feroz Shah Kotla Ground on Sunday.

Chasing a massive target of 481, the visitors lost both openers Dean Elgar (4) and Temba Bavuma (34) at the hands of ace Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin.

At the end of play, South Africa were 72-2, with Amla (unbeaten at 23) and De Villiers (unbeaten at 11) providing resistance to the visitors.

Ashwin achieves career-high ICC Test rankings

Ashwin achieves career-high ICC Test rankings

Dubai, Nov. 30 - Following India's four-match Test series win against South Africa, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has climbed up to the career-high second spot in recent ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers.

Besides, Australian bowler Josh Hazlewood has also entered the list of top 10 after his side's three-wicket win over New Zealand in historic day and night Test in Adelaide.

Proteas 78-3 at lunch after Ashwin strikes twice

Ravichandran Ashwin

Bengaluru, Nov.14 : South Africa were 78 for three at lunch on the opening day of the second Test against India here on Saturday.

Opting to bowl first, Indian bowlers tightened their grip on the tourists as off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin removed opener Stiaan van Zyl (10) and Faf du Plessis (0) in quick succession.

Batting mainstay AB de Villiers (19 not out) and Dean Elgar (38 not out) are standing firm at the crease after captain Hashim Amla was bowled out by pace bowler Varun Aaron for seven.

Ashwin stars as India lead by 142 against Proteas

Ravichandran Ashwin

Mohali, Nov. 6 - Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin claimed a five-wicket haul as India secured a 142-run lead at stumps after bundling out South Africa for 184 on the second day of the opening Test in Mohali on Friday.

In response to India's first innings score of 201, South African batsmen failed to counter the spin challenge from the opposition despite stiff resistance from AB de Villiers (63) and captain Hashim Amla (43).

Ashwin was ably supported by Ravindra Jadeja as he bagged three wickets while Amit Mishra chipped in with two wickets.

`Match-winner` Ashwin among world's top-3 spinners: Kohli

Virat Kohli

Mohali, Nov. 4 - Test captain Virat Kohli believes that Ravichandran Ashwin is among the top-three spinners in the world and described the off-spinner as a 'match-winner' who will play a critical role in the four-match series against

South Africa starting here on Thursday.

"He has been our go-to man in Test cricket for the last two years. He is definitely someone who has taken his game to the next level. The way he bowled in Sri Lanka proved that he is among the top-3 spinners in the world," Kohli said of the India's premier spinner.

Ashwin close to fitness ahead of Test series

Ravichandran Ashwin

New Delhi, Oct. 28 - Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin, who was injured in the first ODI against South Africa at Kanpur, is close to fitness and looking forward to the series ahead.

Speaking about his presence in the Test series, Ashwin said he is confident that he would bowl well in the upcoming matches.

Ashwin also expressed his views on India's performance in the ODIs against South Africa, saying the young side is relatively inexperienced and, therefore, there is a need to give them some time.

Ravichandran Ashwin suffers hand injury, to skip CSK's next 2 matches

Ravichandran Ashwin suffers hand injury, to skip CSK's next 2 matches

Chennai: Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has been ruled out of the next two IPL matches due to a hand injury which he suffered during Tuesday's match between Chennai Super Kings and Kolkata Knight Riders.

"Ashwin has split in his middle finger. We do not know how many stitches he will require... He has been taken to the hospital. The team has decided not to take Ashwin for the next two matches," CSK team manager Russell Radhakrishnan said during the post-match press conference.

Ashwin will remain in Chennai.--PTI

Bhuvneshwar, Ashwin declared fit to face Proteas in WC tie

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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.

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