Home Analysis Here is why Ravichandran Ashwin’s comeback in the blue jersey looks unlikely

Here is why Ravichandran Ashwin’s comeback in the blue jersey looks unlikely

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In the youtube video on 28th December, cricket and cricket analysis Mikkhail Vaswani talked about the exclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin from ODI and T20I squad. Seeing Washington Sundar drafted into the T20I squad means that Indian cricket has moved beyond Ravichandran Ashwin in limited overs format.

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Ashwin has done well for India across formats and also seeing Washington Sundar into the limited overs format

also shocked Mikhail Vaswani. He has talked the emergence of young bowlers like Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has made life tough for Ashwin and Jadeja to make a comeback in limited overs format difficult.

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 He also talked about specialists in each format. It is given that R Ashwin and Jadeja will form the core group in the test squad. R Ashwin has lost favor and mention in shorter formats. He has talked Indian cricket has reached competitive balance. Every opportunity has been grabbed, as Ravichandran Ashwin is trying new variations. He said that youngsters like Sheryas Iyer grabbed his opportunity.

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He also talked about Ravichandran Ashwin comeback in the shorter format is not a possibility. Indian cricket is preparing for the World Cup 2019; they are keeping things in mind. They are giving everybody a chance. He talked about there is No Yuvraj Singh and Suresh Raina, giving chances to Dinesh Karthik, Sheryas Iyer, and Kedar Jadhav.

He ended by saying that R Ashwin comeback in the shorter format is highly unlikely.

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India’s ace off-spinner R Ashwin who has been a match winner for India in all formats has been dropped from the One day international and T20I international squad. Washington Sundar who was given a chance in the T20I match against Sri Lanka at Mumbai shows that the Indian selectors are experimenting. Ashwin played his last T20I match against West Indies on 9th July 2017. His inability to take wickets and control the run flow has put him in danger of not being selected in the T20I squad also.

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According to him, Indian cricket is experimenting; they are gaining everything by giving chance to youngsters and gaining. The biggest gain is that youngsters are performing. He talked about if the youngsters should be given a chance in World Cup 2019 or R Ashwin who has done well for India across all formats could be recalled.

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Ashwin played his ODI match for India in the finals of 2017 Champions Trophy against arch-rivals Pakistan. He did not pick many wickets during that match. Since then the selectors have selected young spinners like Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav who have done very well in limited overs format since the West Indies tour. With the 2019 World Cup in mind, Indian selectors are giving chances to youngsters. The youngsters have done well with Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav taking wickets in the middle overs.

Ashwin has been not picking wickets in the middle overs and also giving away too many runs. Youngsters like Sheryas Iyer scored well against Sri Lanka, also has been selected for the 6 match ODI series against South Africa to be played in February this year. Also, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have been continued.

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This means that Ashwin coming back into the limited overs format for India is highly unlikely. Indian team wants to pick specialists for formats. Ashwin and Jadeja would play in test cricket. The spin duo has done great things for Indian cricket test matches. India’s ace off-spinner is trying the new variations for the South African tour.

Ashwin made his ODI debut in 2010 and has played 111 One day internationals taking 150 wickets. He conceded 70 runs in 10 overs. Now with Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav coming into the ODI squad, Ashwin needs to work harder if he wants to play the 2019 World Cup to be held in England.

Despite Ashwin being a class bowler for India in all formats, the team management has picked 2 wrist spinners who can take wickets in the middle overs putting brakes on the opposition batsmen.