Ravichandran Ashwin of India celebrates the wicket
Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photograph Supply: Rajasthan Royals)

Ravichandran Ashwin was glorious on his return to worldwide cricket towards West Indies within the first T20I match on Friday. He scored 13* runs off ten balls to type an unbeaten 52-run partnership with Dinesh Karthik to information India to 190/6 whereas batting first. Ashwin additionally shined with the ball by taking two massive wickets of Nicholas Pooran and Shimron Hetmyer and conceded simply 22 runs in his four-over spell.

Ashwin was a shock inclusion within the workforce as Indian skipper Rohit Sharma performed with three spin choices. Ravindra Jadeja and teenager Ravi Bishnoi additionally began the sport and performed a giant half in India’s win. However the former Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel believes that the veteran spinner is not going to be a part of the subsequent recreation if India play with two spin bowlers. He additionally acknowledged that he doesn’t see Ashwin enjoying within the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia.

“I see Bishnoi enjoying forward of Ashwin within the subsequent recreation (if India resolve to go along with two spinners). I don’t see Ashwin enjoying the T20 World Cup, to be trustworthy. I might need selection in Kuldeep Yadav, Bishnoi, and (Yuzvendra) Chahal. Wrist spinners give that attacking choice in between. Ashwin doesn’t provide you with that,” Parthiv Patel instructed Cricbuzz.

He (Rohit) made positive the spinners bowled at completely different occasions: Parthiv Patel

Key Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been given a relaxation for this five-match T20I collection. Kuldeep Yadav is included within the squad however was benched for the primary match even with India enjoying with three spinners. Ashwin will discover it troublesome to compete when Chahal returns to the squad for the long run collection and the Indian administration is prone to play with simply two spinners in Australia. Parthiv praised Rohit’s determination to play with three spinners and the way he rotated all spin bowlers from the start.

“Even in India, you don’t see three spinners enjoying in a T20 or a one-day recreation. Tactically, India have been good all through this tour. Even within the final ODI, once they got here in to bat after rain, they thought (extra) rain would come, and so they performed like that. Right this moment additionally, tactically enjoying three spinners.”

“He (Rohit) made positive the spinners bowled at completely different occasions. We noticed Ravi Bishnoi bowling 4 overs collectively on the dying. Ashwin and Jadeja bowled within the first six overs. Often, we see Ashwin bowling with the brand new ball, however not Jadeja. However we noticed Jadeja bowl due to two right-handed match-ups. Rohit was on high of his recreation,” Parthiv added.



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