Dev to work with India in England

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India have hired Delhi and Districts Cricket Association secretary Sunil Dev as manager for this year's tour of England.

India have hired Delhi and Districts Cricket Association secretary Sunil Dev as manager for this year's tour of England.

Dev has filled the position on two previous occasions, during the series against South Africa in 1997 and the World Twenty20 in the same country.

The English and Indians will meet for five Tests, five ODIs and a one-off T20I between 9 July and 7 September.

Spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin, meanwhile, is determined to orchetrate breakthroughs, rather than just performe a holding role in the United Kingdom.

Ashwin has gathered 104 wickets and a miserly economy rate of 2.90 in 19 Tests since November 2011's debut, but is yet to play the longest form of the international game in England.

"I had a chat with a couple of people who have done well in England. A few interesting things have come out of it. Bowling in a way that they have been doing takes practice. I need to see if it is working for me and find ways to take wickets," Ashwin told the <i>Hindustan Times</i>.

"There have been times where the team wanted me to hold an end up, which is not my strength. I would like to get back to my strength and start spinning the ball really hard and get batsmen out. In terms of strategy, I have a couple in my mind which I'll be working on."

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