England batter Ben Duckett has shared his expertise of taking part in alongside senior India offie Ravichandran Ashwin. Although Duckett performed towards Ashwin throughout the Three Lions’ go to to India throughout the 2017/18 season, the duo has performed collectively for Nottingham in English home cricket.
Heaping reward on R Ashwin’s bowling potential, Ben Duckett has stated that he’s extra than simply an off-spinner as he can spin the ball each methods. On the similar time, Duckett additionally spoke about what it felt wish to face the Tamil Nadu cricketer within the nets.
“I used to be a child. I do not assume anybody is aware of their recreation at 20 or 21 – nicely, I do know for a proven fact that nobody does. It takes time. It has been a journey. I am not a special participant, however I’ve a extra mature head on my shoulders,” Duckett was quoted as saying to ESPNcricinfo.
He’s extra than simply an off-spinner: Ben Duckett on Ravichandran Ashwin
“He’s extra than simply an off-spinner, Ashwin. He spins it each methods. He’s unimaginable. I used to be fortunate to play with him when he performed for Notts [Nottinghamshire] and I used to be going through him within the nets each time I may. Not many individuals could have that chance after struggling in Check cricket after which taking part in with him and going through him within the nets,” he acknowledged.
Though Duckett has struggled towards spinners all through his profession together with towards the likes of veteran Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan and Mehidy Hasan, it’s Ravichandran Ashwin who has made issues tougher for him.
Throughout England’s 2016/17 tour to India, Ashwin dismissed Duckett thrice and the latter may solely handle to attain 18 runs towards him.
Ben Duckett is presently taking part within the seven-match T20I sequence in Pakistan. He showcased a powerful efficiency within the sixth T20I scoring a quickfire unbeaten 16-ball 26 at a strike fee of 162.5. His knock finally helped the guests in levelling the sequence 2-2.
It now stays to be seen whether or not the Three Lions will have the ability to seal the sequence by profitable the decider on Sunday, October 2 which might be performed on the Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore.