Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance: When the Indian team was announced on September 18 for the 3-match ODI series against Australia, Ravichandran Ashwin’s name was also included in the team. After Axar Patel’s injury in Asia Cup 2023, Ashwin can be tried as his replacement. In such a situation, the expectations of Ashwin playing in the ODI World Cup have increased a lot. Ashwin, who returned to the ODI team after almost 21 months, also played in a local league match in Chennai on 19 September.
This can be considered a better practice for Ravichandran Ashwin before the series against Australia. Ashwin played the match for Mylapore Recreational Club team in the VAP Trophy. In this match, he scored only 12 runs in 17 balls with the bat. However, Ashwin proved to be very economical in bowling. Ashwin gave only 30 runs in his 10 overs and also took 1 wicket.
Due to this brilliant performance of Ashwin, his team Mylapore Recreational won the match by defeating Young Stars team by 28 runs. Before Ashwin was selected in the ODI team, a video had also surfaced in which he was practicing bowling in the nets at the National Cricket Academy and at that time NCA Chief VVS Laxman was also present with him.
Team India can benefit from Ashwin’s experience
Facing Ravichandran Ashwin in the Test format on Indian pitches is not an easy task at all for the batting order of any team at present. Even though Ashwin’s performance in ODI was not as expected, his experience can prove to be very important. When India won the ODI World Cup title in 2011, Ravichandran Ashwin was also a part of that team. Ashwin has played 2 World Cups in his ODI career so far and has taken 17 wickets in 10 matches.
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