Current all-format skipper Rohit Sharma is 35 and so is Umesh Yadav, the supremely fit paceman who made his international debut 12 and a half years back. Batting stalwarts Cheteshwar Pujara and Virat Kohli are 34, as is crack all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja.
A video of India's R Ashwin is circulating on Twitter that shows the off-spinner in an awkward situation. So, what's the story?
Ashwin, who has multiple times ran batters out for backing up too far at the non-striker's end, also supported women's team player Deepti Sharma when she dismissed the last English batter during India's series in the UK.
With Iyer and Rana ticking the scores along without taking much risks, KKR needed one big over to turn things around in their favour. That big over came in the 11th over sent down by Ravichandran Ashwin, who had before this match taken eight wickets for RR this season.
Virat Kohli has made it clear in the past that his job as captain is to win matches, not popularity contests. While constructive criticism is okay, it is unfair to vilify him for speaking his mind.
What could M.S. Dhoni bring to the dressing room in his new role as a mentor? Breaking down a task into small parts, for one.
The BCCI will recommend the names of senior batsman Shikhar Dhawan, KL Rahul, and pacer Jasprit Bumrah for the Arjuna Award.
Play cards, sleep, eat soup, even study: When the field is wet, cricketers turn to different activities. The phone, however, can’t be used due to rules to prevent fixing.
Amidst disappointment over Indian cricket’s blase response to the pandemic, R Ashwin, not for the first time, is showing some personality, like Colin Kaepernick in the NFL.
Ashwin, who shun for India with both bat and the ball in the home-series win against England, emerged as the "unanimous choice" of the ICC Voting Academy.
The 34-year-old off-spinner spoke of feeling “hurt for life” by constant comparisons with Nathan Lyon and Moeen Ali. His all-round performance in the Chennai Test could heal his wound.
This was the third instance in Ashwin's career when he struck a century and claimed five wickets in an innings.
Stylish opener KL Rahul is expected to lead the side after Ashwin's departure.
India have taken an unassailable 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Thanks to an unbroken 43-run partnership between Dinesh Chandimal (26) and Angelo Mathews (17), Sri Lanka managed to delay the inevitable. Starting from overnight 19 for one, Mohammed Shami (2-20) bowled a fiery opening spell while Ravichandran Ashwin (1-33) removed opener Dimuth Karunaratne (16) at the other end.
Shaun Marsh and Peter Handscomb helped steer Australia to safety on the final day of the third Test.
Australian captain Steve Smith and fellow centurion Glenn Maxwell (104) helped Australia post a big first innings score in Ranchi.
Australian captain Steven Smith scored 117 not out in an unbeaten 159-run stand with Glenn Maxwell as Australia finished day 1 strongly on 299/4.
With the first four days of the one-off Test match between Bangladesh and India left in the hands of rain Gods, the fifth day was no different with play starting a couple of hours late due to the much inevitable 'rain'.
Going by the form of offspinner R Ashwin (12 wickets) and left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja (9 wickets), India can cause lots of trouble to Australian batsmen. Not to forget that likes of Suresh Raina and Rohit Sharma can turn their arm around as well and can chip in with crucial wickets.
India squad for World Cup: MS Dhoni (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli, Suresh Raina, Ambati Rayudu, Ravindra Jadeja, R Ashwin, Axar Patel, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ishant Sharma, Mohammad Shami, Stuart Binny, Umesh Yadav.
Spinners R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja produced a mesmerising spell as India crushed a clueless Australia by an innings and 135 runs in less than three and half days to win the second cricket Test and take an unassailable 2-0 lead in the four-match series here today.
Rising off-spinner R Ashwin today replaced out-of-form senior tweaker Harbhajan Singh in the top bracket of BCCI's list of central retainership contracts, while struggling pacer Ishant Sharma was also demoted from Grade A to B.
A spectacular mix of Bollywood razzmatazz and performances by international stars were the highlights of a glittering opening ceremony for the fifth edition of the IPL on Tuesday night.
Virat Kohli and Gautam Gambhir cracked sparkling centuries as defending champions India launched their campaign in the Asia Cup cricket tournament with a comfortable 50-run victory over Sri lanka today.