MS Dhoni operates on his instincts: R Ashwin
MS Dhoni operates on his instincts: R Ashwin

 Chennai Super Kings (CSK) spinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Sunday said skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni doesn’t have any preconceived notions and goes into the game blank and just operates on his instincts as to who is bowling well and how the wicket is behaving.

2015 IPL, Match 24: Flawless Chennai Super Kings thrash Kings XI Punjab by 97 runs
2015 IPL, Match 24: Flawless Chennai Super Kings thrash Kings XI Punjab by 97 runs

Chennai Super Kings thrashed Kings XI Punjab by a huge margin of 97 runs here on Saturday, extracting a sweet revenge for a string of three losses to them in the last season of the Indian Premier League.

IPL 2015: CSK's spin department has been less effective, says Stephen Fleming
IPL 2015: CSK's spin department has been less effective, says Stephen Fleming

Chennai Super Kings coach Stephen Fleming on Friday conceded that the spin department of his side has not been as effective as compared to previous IPL seasons but denied that the team management has lost confidence to the slow bowlers.

Ravichandran Ashwin is an exceptional bowler, says Daniel Vettori
Ravichandran Ashwin is an exceptional bowler, says Daniel Vettori

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) head coach Daniel Vettori says Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is an “exceptional” bowler.

India slip to 7th in Test rankings; no player in top 10
India slip to 7th in Test rankings; no player in top 10

 Indian cricket team may have had decent run in the World Cup reaching semi-final but there is no such good news as far as the longer version is concerned where Virat Kohli's men are currently languishing at 7th place in the 10-team table.

Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any
Ravi Shastri defends Virat Kohli, says his work ethic as good as any

Defending an under-fire Virat Kohli, Indian cricket Team Director Ravi Shastri on monday said the swashbuckling batsman's ordinary run in the World Cup had nothing to do with his actress-girlfriend Anushka Sharma's presence and to call it that is "utter nonsense".

ICC Cricket World Cup: Steven Smith`s golden summer continues
ICC Cricket World Cup: Steven Smith`s golden summer continues

Steve Smith has made the No.3 batting spot his own with a sparkling 89-ball century to lay the platform for Australia`s 328 for seven batting first against India in the World Cup semi-final in Sydney on Thursday.

ICC World Cup 2015: Australia favourites against India, says Matthew Hayden
ICC World Cup 2015: Australia favourites against India, says Matthew Hayden

Ahead of the do-or-die cricket World Cup semi-final between India and Australia, former explosive opening batsman Matthew Hayden was on Wednesday confident that the co-hosts will beat India to enter the final.

ICC World Cup: Big matches brings the best out of everyone, says Rohit Sharma
ICC World Cup: Big matches brings the best out of everyone, says Rohit Sharma

Ahead of India's all-important World Cup semi-final against Australia, star batsman Rohit Sharma today said the team knows how to win crunch matches at big events and this would be a big plus for the side when it takes on the co-hosts at the SCG here tomorrow.

World Cup 2015: Ajinkya Rahane's technique best among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan
World Cup 2015: Ajinkya Rahane's technique best among Indian batsmen, says Michael Vaughan

Former England captain Michael Vaughan says that Ajinkya Rahane has the best technique among Indians and the youngster will be one of the premier willow wielders in world cricket in the next four to five years.

Spin bowling a big advantage for India: Ian Chappell
Spin bowling a big advantage for India: Ian Chappell

 Former Australian captain Ian Chappell today said Ravichandran Ashwin will get purchase from the SCG wicket and that spin would be a "big advantage" for India when they square off against the Michael Clarke-led side in the cricket World Cup semi-finals here on Thursday.

Difference between India and Australia is Ravichandran Ashwin, says Stuart Clark
Difference between India and Australia is Ravichandran Ashwin, says Stuart Clark

Former Australia pacer Stuart Clark feels the advantage India have going into Thursday's semi-final is that they have "world class" off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin in their ranks with the Michael Clarke-led side lacking a quality spinner.

ICC Cricket World Cup: Spin won't be a factor in our semis against India, says James Faulkner
ICC Cricket World Cup: Spin won't be a factor in our semis against India, says James Faulkner

Australian all-rounder James Faulkner on Monday insisted that spin will not play as big a role as is being predicted in the cricket World Cup semifinal against India here on March 26.

Cricket World Cup: India vs Zimbabwe - Statistical highlights
Cricket World Cup: India vs Zimbabwe - Statistical highlights

Statistical highlights of the ICC Cricket World Cup match between India and Zimbabwe here on Saturday.

Cricket World cup 2015: Mahendra Singh Dhoni happy with workout in Zimbabwe win
Cricket World cup 2015: Mahendra Singh Dhoni happy with workout in Zimbabwe win

India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was delighted to see his team cope with the pressure of chasing down Zimbabwe`s 287 on Saturday, insisting the extensive workout will help them in the World Cup knockout rounds.

Ravichandran Ashwin is a statistically motivated cricket tragic: Stephen Fleming
Ravichandran Ashwin is a statistically motivated cricket tragic: Stephen Fleming

He has worked with Ravichandran Ashwin for six years as the coach of the Chennai Super Kings and former New Zealand skipper Stephen Fleming dubbed the Tamil Nadu tweaker as someone who is "statistically motivated" and bit of a "cricket tragic" due to his work ethic and sincerity.

World Cup 2015: Ravichandran Ashwin understands his game, Shikhar Dhawan prepared well, says MS Dhoni
World Cup 2015: Ravichandran Ashwin understands his game, Shikhar Dhawan prepared well, says MS Dhoni

Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni loves players who can take challenges head on and for him that's the reason two of his trusted lieutenants Ravichandran Ashwin and Shikhar Dhawan have been his stand-out performers for the Indian cricket team in the ongoing ICC World Cup.

President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team
President, PM congratulate Indian cricket team

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday congratulated the Indian cricket team for their eight-wicket victory against Ireland in a World Cup Pool B game.

World Cup 2015: Ravichandran Ashwin varied his pace well, says William Porterfield
World Cup 2015: Ravichandran Ashwin varied his pace well, says William Porterfield

Ireland captain William Porterfield was all praise for Ravichandran Ashwin, saying the Indian off-spinner varied his pace well which eventually proved to be decisive in restricting his side to 259 in an ICC Cricket World Cup match, here today.

India vs West Indies: Prime Minister Modi congratulates Men in Blue
India vs West Indies: Prime Minister Modi congratulates Men in Blue

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was among the firsts to congratulate India's four-wicket win over West Indies in Perth. Skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni steered the team to victory after the top-order failed against an inspired Caribbean attack today.