Ashwin eyes white ball return
Indian right arm off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin recently told that he is working on things to make a come back in the white ball format ahead of ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
Ravichandran Ashwin has been a go-through bowler for India in all three formats in last year. Unfortunately he is out of action in color clothes for India since June last year. The senior off-spinner has been out of the ODI and T20I outfits for over a year, with his last ODI and T20I coming in July and June 2017 respectively.
Main reason for his exclusion from team is the poor display of bowling from him in ICC Champions Trophy 2017 held in England last year. More than this Indian wrist spin twins Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been phenomenal with their wrist spin in last one year.
Even though the new spin twins are dominating in bowling department for India, the off spinner is unable to find his name in the whole squad for India’s series. As the World Cup is coming more closer, Ravichandran Ashwin is trying to make a come back in color clothes for India.
“I didn’t do too much wrong to be going out in the white-ball scheme of things. But I definitely believe that is was a zone where I needed to improve and achieve better things.”
The off spinner also praised the new spin twins of India and he feels its a healthy competition between the spinners around the team nowadays.
“There is competition in terms of Chalal and Kuldeep, who have done extremely well in the last few months,” said Ashwin. “Massive credit to them. But I do feel there will be a time for me at some stage because I didn’t go out due to bad performances.
“I’m always hopeful of what I can achieve in any given game. I believe I can crack a game open with the way I bowl because I’m a very brave bowler. Keeping all these things in mind, [the] World Cup is something that every cricketer wants to play and I do want to play it.”