Ashwin wants to have good partnership within bowlers in Australia

Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin wants to have good partnership within bowlers in Australia to taste the victory in tough conditions.

Ashwin at SCG

India are currently in their long tour to Australia and now are engaging in a four-day warm-up game against Cricket Australia Xi in Sydney although the first day of the game washed out due to rain.

Speaking after the third day of the game, Indian of spinner Ravichandran Ashwin revealed his opinion that it is important to have a good partnership within the bowlers for a successful campaign in such tough conditions.

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“You have to stitch together partnerships even when bowling and it’s very important to ascertain your role to get what you can out of the game. It obviously changes the dynamics for the captain when he goes out with one bowler less or one bowler more. But as a bowler personally it’s still the same for me.”

“As a spinner, it’s important to stick it out there in the first innings if I get some help in the second innings then try to pitch in. That’s similar to how I came here last time, I had a very good series and that was one of the turning points in my career.

It’s very important to soak together good partnerships as a bowling group then try and knock them over. You won’t blow oppositions away it might happen once in a while but you have to get your noses ahead and keep it ahead,” he said.

The off-spinner further worried about the unexpected ankle injury of the young opener Prithvi Shaw and revealed the fact that the youngster is so much depressed mentally because of the injury since he had good fortunes to expand a wonderful career in the first game itself.

“He is feeling a bit sore and it has swollen up a little bit. Sad that it happened the first time he came out on the field. I hope he recovers fast. He has not spoken much. It has hit him pretty hard. He is a young boy who has come to play in Australia for the first time and had a dream start to his Test career, so this has hit him pretty hard.

It’s unfortunate what’s happened, but these things happen. You must have heard these cliches before, but these things do happen and it’s an opportunity for someone else. I believe everything happens for a reason,” said Ashwin.


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