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Ashwin set to play county cricket… Is India now much serious about winning overseas?

LONDON: Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin will play for Worcestershire for the rest of their County Championship campaign, it was revealed Tuesday. The 30-year-old -- who took 17 wickets on the recent tour of Sri Lanka as India completed their first three-Test series sweep on foreign soil on Monday -- will replace Australian John Hastings as the county's overseas player in a coup for the second-tier side. India’s victories in series against South Africa, New Zealand, Bangladesh, England and Australia have already…

Jadeja joins Ashwin at top of rankings

BANGALORE: Ravindra Jadeja joined his fellow Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin at the top of the world rankings Wednesday after his seven wickets in India's series-levelling second-Test win over Australia. Ashwin had been out on his own as the number one Test bowler, but Jadeja's peformance has put the pair on the same level of points, the International Cricket Council said. Left-arm spinner Jadeja returned with figures of 6-63 in Australia's first innings to help spark India's comeback during their 75-run win in…

Ashwin key to India’s stay at the top, says Kohli

NEW DELHI: Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin's form in a long home season will be key to how long India can stay at the top of the world test rankings, captain Virat Kohli said on Tuesday. Kohli was presented with the ICC Test Championship mace for the number one team after India's 3-0 series sweep against New Zealand at Indore's Holkar Stadium. Ashwin claimed 13 wickets in the final test to spin India to a comprehensive victory and bag the man-of-the-match award. His 27 wickets from three matches also earned him his…