Rejuvenated Ashwin spins India back to the top


For those who feared for the future of finger-spin bowling, Ravichandran Ashwin’s stupendous success over the last 16 months has come as a mighty relief. While the art of off-spin has grappled with the menace of chucking, the 30-year-old Indian has risen to the top of the ICC test bowling rankings on the back of seven Man of the Series performances. Apart from skipper Virat Kohli, nobody is more important to India’s test success on home soil and on Saturday (26) he will unpack his bag of tricks in Mohali as the hosts attempt to lock up the five-test series…

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