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newscricket13 days ago

Delighted and privileged to be playing for Surrey, states Ravichandran Ashwin

After being named in the squad for the clash against Somerset, Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed his delight, stating that it is a privilege for him to be playing for Surrey. Surrey’s season has tilted, with the draw against Hampshire putting them in a tough spot.
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newscricket17 days ago

Reports | Ravichandran Ashwin in line to play County Cricket prior to England Tests

India’s premier off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is reportedly all set to play one match for Surrey in the 2021 County Championship, provided the 34-year-old gets a work visa to feature in the competition. Ashwin is expected to feature in the Surrey vs Somerset clash that’ll start in four days time.
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newscricket18 days ago

R Ashwin had to stick to our decision to not mankad the batters, reveals Shreyas Iyer 

Delhi Capitals' full-time skipper Shreyas Iyer has revealed that ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had to stick with the team's decision of not running out the batters at the non-striker's end in the IPL. He also added that Australians sledge in a way that hurts from inside, unlike New Zealand. 
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newscricket24 days ago

BCCI to nominate R Ashwin, Mithali Raj for Khel Ratna; Dhawan, Rahul, and Bumrah for Arjuna

The BCCI are set to nominate senior Indian cricketers Ravichandran Ashwin and Mithali Raj for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award, which is also the country's highest sporting honour. Meanwhile, the trio of Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul and Jasprit Bumrah will be nominated for the Arjuna award.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | India had a fair shot at winning the final if they scored quickly, admits Kane Williamson

Looking back at day 6 of the WTC final, New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson has admitted that India had a fair shot at winning the final if they had scored a few more runs with the bat. He also revealed that he took his chances with the DRS against Ravichandran Ashwin, trying to save his wicket.
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featurecricketa month ago

India's problem isn't lack of intent but adaptability 

'The positive approach that we wanted was there. We played the kind of cricket we wanted to play. Wins and losses are part of this game. We didn't play for a draw. We played for a win. We lost,' stated Virat Kohli post a heart-wrenching loss in Adelaide in 2014.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Excited about what this trophy could for New Zealand cricket’s future, admits Gary Stead

Gary Stead, post New Zealand’s World Test Championship win, has admitted that he is excited about how the trophy would go on to inspire budding cricketers in New Zealand. Alongside that, Stead also revealed that their plan was to bat longer in the first innings to remove spin out of the picture.
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newscricketa month ago

WTC Final | Aakash Chopra rates Indian players; gives Shami 7/10, Pujara 2/10

Aakash Chopra has rated Indian players based on their performances in the WTC final and gave Shami the highest score while handing over Pujara the worst score. He also stated that Rohit Sharma did a decent job and warned people from underestimating his contribution, opening the innings.
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featurecricketa month ago

Playing Ashwin and Jadeja together is a tantalizing prospect, but it might not be feasible in England

During his press conference on the eve of the final, Indian skipper Virat Kohli revealed that team India would be announcing their playing XI post the conclusion of the presser. Though everyone knew what to expect, the wait was anxious as funny things had happened in the past.
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newscricketa month ago

Would have liked for the game to be extended till a result is achieved, expresses Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed that he, personally, would have wanted the WTC Final rules to be such that the match will only come to a conclusion when one of the two sides manage to achieve an outright result. As per the rules, however, IND and NZ will share the trophy in case of a draw.
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