Ravichandran Ashwin has been able to deliver good performances with a low economy rate and has been troubling the batsmen in the middle overs in the on-going series versus West Indies.
Ravichandran Ashwin, an off-spinner, was re-inducted into India’s T20I team for the current five-match series against the West Indies. He hasn’t let us down because he managed to maintain his economy and avoid leaking runs. He has taken significant wickets while also controlling the run flow during the middle stages of the game. Sanjay Manjrekar, a former India hitter, recently discussed how Ashwin has mastered the art of being thrifty in the game’s shortest format.
Who are his current rivals? Based on his recent performance, Chahal is a proven spinner based on his recent performance. Axar Patel and Jadeja, who can bowl a little, round up the group. In the most recent game, Hooda bowled one over. Ravichandran Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav are also available. I believe Ashwin made a great choice for this tour.
Ashwin has started to have an influence in the last few years in the Indian T20 competition. When Ashwin is alongside someone like Chahal, I like him. Therefore, it is not Ashwin’s responsibility to reverse the trend, Manjrekar stated on SPORTS18’s daily sports news program, “SPORTS OVER THE TOP.”
In the middle phase of a T20 match, a spinner’s responsibility is to take wickets, as South Africa’s Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj do. As a T20 spinner, Ashwin fell a little short in that area. When you have someone like Chahal or another wicket-taking wrist spinner, Ashwin becomes a great compliment because Ashwin has mastered the art of being economical in T20 cricket. However, he concentrated a lot on the economy.
A couple of wickets in the first T20 was a promising indication, but Ashwin would give you that as well as a compliment to the other key wicket-taker in the squad, he continued. According to Manjrekar, Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal may not function as a duo in the shortest format.
That combo won’t likely ever be used by India, in my opinion. It will either be Axar Patel or Chahal, Ashwin or Chahal, or if Chahal is unable to play, they may decide to take a chance and use Kuldeep Yadav in one of the games. I don’t see Chahal and Kuldeep reuniting; perhaps in cricket’s 50-over format, “Manjrekar added.
In the current series, Ashwin has participated in three T20Is and taken three wickets. With his bat, despite being lower in the order, he has also contributed in a useful way.