The BCCI selection committee has announced India’s team for the 3-match ODI series to be played against Australia. During this time, the selection committee headed by Ajit Agarkar surprised everyone and gave a place to Ashwin, who was out of the team for a long time.
Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) has been a key player of Team India in Test cricket, although in ODI cricket he has not been a part of the team for a long time. In such a situation, many questions are being raised regarding his selection.
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Ashwin has not played any ODI for 19 months
Ravichandran is a veteran spinner although he has not played any ODI match for 19 months. He played his last ODI against South Africa on 21 January 2022. The interesting thing is that this spin bowler has played only 2 ODIs in the last 6 years.
Why has Ashwin returned to the team? Talking about the reason behind this, captain Rohit Sharma had said that ‘Ashwin is continuously playing Tests for India. He has a lot of experience and the series against Australia will tell us where he stands at the moment. Considering the experience that Ashwin has, he can be a great option for Team India, so why not use him.
Let us tell you that Akshar Patel was injured in the match played against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup. Only after which BCCI discussed Ashwin’s name. In fact, like Akshar, Ashwin can contribute to Team India with both bat and ball. However, it will be important to see whether he gets a place in the World Cup 2023 team or not.
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