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‘Been working on simplifying my action’ – Ravichandran Ashwin

EDGBASTON: His experience in the County Championship has helped Ravinchandran Ashwin vary his pace and simplify his bowling action for English pitches, the off-spinner said after his 4/60 on the first day of the Edgbaston Test. Ashwin was largely the reason why England, who were 216/3 at one point, were reduced to 285/9 by the time stumps were drawn in Birmingham on Wednesday. The 31-year-old had a stint with Worcestershire in 2017 – he scored 214 runs at an average of 42.80, and took 20 wickets in four matches –…

Pakistan’s Shah wants a match with India’s Ashwin

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: Wily Pakistan leg-spinner Yasir Shah on Monday wished he had a Test face off with magician Indian offie Ravichandaran Ashwin in a battle of two fast wicket-taking spinners. Shah became the joint-second fastest to 100 wickets in all Test cricket when he took 5-121 in his 17th match against West Indies in the first day-night Test in Dubai on Sunday. England's George Lohmann holds the record of fastest to 100 Test wickets when he completed the tally in his 16th Test in 1896. Australia's Charlie…