R Ashwin: The Indian team will play the first match of the ODI World Cup 2023 against Australia on Sunday, October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Spinner R Ashwin is sure to get a chance in India’s playing eleven in this match. Team India, captained by Rohit Sharma, can field with three spinners on the spin friendly pitch of Chennai.
According to news agency ‘PTI’, spinner R Ashwin is sure to get a chance in India’s playing eleven in the first ODI. Chennai pitch: Ashwin can prove to be a very effective bowler for India. If Ashwin gets a chance in the playing eleven, then the team can go with three spinners. Along with Ashwin, it is almost certain that Kuldeep Yadav will also be included in the playing eleven. Whereas Jadeja will play the role of third spinner.
Talking about Ashwin, he is an experienced spinner of the team. Apart from Ashwin’s spin pass swing, there are many more varieties available. He plays all three formats for India. Till now he has played 94 Tests, 115 ODIs and 65 T20 International matches. He has taken 489 wickets in Test, 155 in ODI and 72 wickets in T20 International.
There will be reduction in fast bowlers
To fit Ashwin in the playing eleven, captain Rohit Sharma will have to put a fast bowler on the bench. Mohammad Siraj and Jasprit Bumrah are certain to play in the fast bowling department. At the same time, it will be decided that Shardul Thakur and Mohammed Shami will sit on the bench.
However, all-rounder Hardik Pandya will fill the gap of third bowler for the team. Hardik is capable of bowling full 10 overs. In such a situation, Hardik will be seen as the third pacer along with Siraj and Bumrah. Now India’s playing eleven in the first ODI will be very interesting.
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