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India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin wrap up first Test inside three days as hosts take 1-0 lead
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India vs Sri Lanka: Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin wrap up first Test inside three days as hosts take 1-0 lead

After being bowled out for 174 in the first innings, Sri Lanka, who lost 16 wickets on the day, were dismissed for 178 in their second essay.

R Ashwin praises Rahul Dravid's 'immense knowledge', says he looks forward to batting great's stint as India coach
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R Ashwin praises Rahul Dravid's 'immense knowledge', says he looks forward to batting great's stint as India coach

Dravid, who was working as the head of National Cricket Academy, has been appointed for a period of two years till the 2023 50-over World Cup in India

T20 World Cup 2021 Photos: All-round India claim first points with thumping win over Afghanistan
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T20 World Cup 2021 Photos: All-round India claim first points with thumping win over Afghanistan

Check out photos from the T20 World Cup match between India and Afghanistan.

Ravichandran Ashwin turns 35: Wishes pour in on Twitter for the off-spinner
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Ravichandran Ashwin turns 35: Wishes pour in on Twitter for the off-spinner

Cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar offered his birthday wishes and said he's looking forward to see Ashwin spin a web during the T20 World Cup.

Ollie Robinson's suspension an indication of what future holds in social media generation, says Ashwin
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Ollie Robinson's suspension an indication of what future holds in social media generation, says Ashwin

Robinson, who made his England debut in the first Test against New Zealand which ended in a draw on Sunday, was suspended from international cricket pending an investigation after his tweets, posted when he was a teenager, resurfaced on the opening day of the match at Lord's in London.

ICC Player Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin jumps to fifth spot in Men's Test All-rounder list
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ICC Player Rankings: Ravichandran Ashwin jumps to fifth spot in Men's Test All-rounder list

Ashwin hit an excellent 106 in India's second innings and took eight wickets with his off-spin in the second Test against England in Chennai, which the hosts won by 317 runs on Tuesday.

India vs Bangladesh: R Ashwin backs Virat Kohli's five permanent Test centres idea; says day-night Test 'move in the right direction'
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India vs Bangladesh: R Ashwin backs Virat Kohli's five permanent Test centres idea; says day-night Test 'move in the right direction'

Having not played a single game with the pink ball till now, Ashwin is still getting adjusted to the colour, which, at times, looks more orange than pink.

Sachin Tendulkar says Ravichandran Ashwin remains 'integral part' of Indian team despite uncertain recent past
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Sachin Tendulkar says Ravichandran Ashwin remains 'integral part' of Indian team despite uncertain recent past

R Ashwin will start afresh, after losing his spot to Ravindra Jadeja in West Indies, when he dons the national colours after 10 months against the South Africa in Visakhapatnam on Wednesday.

Game Over director Ashwin on signing Taapsee Pannu, and why he wants universal appeal for his bilingual thriller
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Game Over director Ashwin on signing Taapsee Pannu, and why he wants universal appeal for his bilingual thriller

Director Ashwin says he chose Taapsee Pannu for Game Over because she "is capable of justifying the vulnerability of the protagonist".

IPL 2019, KXIP vs DC: Sam Curran's all-round star turn to Delhi's brain-fade, best moments from the match
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IPL 2019, KXIP vs DC: Sam Curran's all-round star turn to Delhi's brain-fade, best moments from the match

Kings XI struggled to score enough runs and a below par 166 always appeared to be well within Delhi's radar. With just 23 needed in 21 balls with seven wickets remaining, Delhi imploded incredibly to fall short by 14 runs. Here are the best moments from the match at Mohali.

IPL 2019, KKR vs KXIP: Skipper R Ashwin's tactical errors, debatable selections headline visitors' loss at Eden Gardens
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IPL 2019, KKR vs KXIP: Skipper R Ashwin's tactical errors, debatable selections headline visitors' loss at Eden Gardens

It was a game that Ashwin can look back at as one of the more cerebral players and take quite a few captaincy lessons back from the Eden Gardens.

Injury in England was very frustrating but wanted to level series, says R Ashwin about his below-par performance in Southampton Test
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Injury in England was very frustrating but wanted to level series, says R Ashwin about his below-par performance in Southampton Test

Ashwin conceded that he didn't deliver the killer blow that would have helped his side in the Test, but did not agree to the fact that wasn't hitting the rough patches as much as Moeen Ali did.

India vs England: Half-fit Ravichandran Ashwin flops; all-round batting failure exposes suspect technique against spin
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India vs England: Half-fit Ravichandran Ashwin flops; all-round batting failure exposes suspect technique against spin

Ashwin’s ineffective bowling became all the more glaring when his counterpart Moeen Ali walked away with the Man of the Match honours. His incisive off spin bowling made the difference between the teams.

India vs England: Cheteshwar Pujara defends teammate Ashwin, attributes slowness of pitch to off-spinner's under-par show
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India vs England: Cheteshwar Pujara defends teammate Ashwin, attributes slowness of pitch to off-spinner's under-par show

In contrast to Moeen Ali's five-wicket haul, Ashwin struggled to get going on Saturday and finished with 1-78 in 35 overs despite his good bowling form earlier in the series.

India vs England: 'You can't pick 5-6 wickets every session,' says Jasprit Bumrah after hosts scrape to 246
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India vs England: 'You can't pick 5-6 wickets every session,' says Jasprit Bumrah after hosts scrape to 246

Bumrah said India were happy to be in the position they are in, and will look to exert further control in the match on day two morning.

IPL 2018: MS Dhoni's 'chaos' theory and wider implications it could have in T20 cricket
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IPL 2018: MS Dhoni's 'chaos' theory and wider implications it could have in T20 cricket

As CSK’s title win hogs limelight, it is important not to forget Dhoni’s punt, and the bigger impact it could have in the shortest format of the game.

IPL 2018: Ravichandran Ashwin named captain of Kings XI Punjab, preferred over Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle
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IPL 2018: Ravichandran Ashwin named captain of Kings XI Punjab, preferred over Yuvraj Singh, Chris Gayle

Ashwin has two IPL titles during his eight-year stint with Chennai Super Kings and has also played for Rising Pune Supergiant.

India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts nearing victory, but need to send back Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews early on Day 5
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India vs Sri Lanka: Hosts nearing victory, but need to send back Dinesh Chandimal, Angelo Mathews early on Day 5

Jadeja and Ashwin can be relied upon to wheel away with unerring accuracy, and in all probability, India should end their home season with another win. Stranger things, however have happened on the cricket field, and India will be mindful of that.