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newscricket2 days ago

IND vs ENG | Don't think the quality of batting from both sides was up to the standards, asserts Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli has stated that the quality of batting from both sides was not up to the standards as the batsmen failed to apply themselves on the wicket, with the non-turning ones deceiving more batsmen. Kohli has further lauded Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked the 400th wicket of his Test career.
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newscricket2 days ago

Might not have played the Australia series had Jadeja not been injured, admits Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who today joined the elusive 400-club, admitted that fate had a hand in his resurrection and conceded that he might not have been a part of the Australia tour if not for Ravindra Jadeja’s injury. Ashwin also asserted that, at this point in time, he is bowling rather beautifully.
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newscricket4 days ago

Ashwin not being part of white-ball cricket is unfortunate given he's close to 400 Test wickets, opines Gautam Gambhir 

Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has asserted that it's unfortunate that Ravichandran Ashwin isn't part of India's limited-overs scheme of things despite being close to 400 Test wickets. Ashish Nehra was also full of praise for Ashwin as he reckoned that he's a great student of the game.
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newscricket10 days ago

R Ashwin reaches fifth spot in Test all-rounder rankings, Pant reaches career best position 

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin had a memorable Test at the Chepauk with eight wickets and a brilliant hundred and now that has translated into a jump in Test all-rounder rankings as he reached the fifth spot. Wicketkeeper batsman Rishabh Pant also reached 11th position, his best till now.
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newscricket10 days ago

IND vs ENG | R Ashwin has got all the qualities of being the No.1 all-rounder, opines Monty Panesar 

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has heaped praised on India's spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and stated that he has it in him to become the no.1 all-rounder in the world. He also added that the ace off-spinner is in the same league as the greats of the game Warne, Kumble and Murali.
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featurecricket11 days ago

Ravichandran Ashwin - a Vaathi of art and possibly Tamil Nadu’s greatest cricketer

There’s only so much that we can write about Ravichandran Ashwin, that would talk about statistics because he is hell-bent on breaking them, every single thing when he walks out to take the field. But what is safe to say, he is here to stay, as Tamil Nadu’s greatest cricketer and a ‘Master.’
Aakash Sivasubramaniam
newscricket11 days ago

IND vs ENG | Perfect game for us, toss wouldn't have changed the result, asserts Virat Kohli

Winning skipper Virat Kohli has asserted that it was a great game for Team India but also opined that it wasn't unfair if the toss went either way. He also added that both the teams should be in the game no matter what the wicket and that was the case in this Test, so it was fine.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs ENG | The mindset of batsmen got us wickets and not the pitch, reckons Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin, who picked up eight wickets and scored 119 runs throughout the game, stated that it wasn't the pitch that was doing the talking but instead the mindset of the batsmen which allowed India to get wickets. He also insisted that he has been working doubly hard on his batting.
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newscricket11 days ago

IND vs ENG | India outplayed us in all three departments, it's been an education for us, admits Joe Root 

Losing English skipper Joe Root had no qualms in admitting that the tourists were outplayed by the hosts in all the departments with plenty of learnings for them. He praised Moeen Ali for improving as the game progressed and also the way wicketkeeper Ben Fokaes batted and kept wickets.
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featurecricket11 days ago

IND vs ENG | Chepauk Day 4 Talking Points: Dan Lawrence’s harakiri and Virat Kohli’s proactive day out

On a day that was about to get tough for England, Dan Lawrence didn’t do himself any help with his ‘harakiri’ to send Ravichandran Ashwin out of the ground. After that, it was just a case of formality for the rest of the day, as the Indian spinners wrapped the English batsmen by their spell.
Aakash Sivasubramaniam