Ravichandran Ashwin

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.

We definitely leaked too many runs: Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin

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 Test poised for exciting final day finish with Oz holding 348 run lead against India

Sydney Test

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.

2nd Test: India are ahead in the game, says Ravichandran Ashwin

'R Ashwin'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.

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