T20 World Cup: One of the best spinners in the world, R Ashwin is going to return to T20 International after four years. Ashwin has been selected in Team India for the T20 World Cup to be held in October-November. R Ashwin was consistently claiming to return to Team India through good performances in the IPL. However, Washington Sundar’s injury also proved to be the turning point in Ashwin’s return.
Ashwin was asked a question, is it a dream for you to play in the limited overs again? Responding to this, the star player had said, “Not a dream, it will be a reality, because I am performing continuously and I have proved myself on that platform.”
R Ashwin played his last T20 International match against West Indies in 2017. At that time Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were impressing everyone with their bowling. Team India decided to give priority to Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav instead of Ashwin.
Can bowl well in power play
But after the 2019 World Cup, the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav got very bad. During this, however, Washington Sundar managed to make his place in the T20 team. Sundar Ball has the ability to hit big shots with the bat as well as the ball. Virat Kohli recently talked about giving priority to Sundar over Ashwin. But Sundar could not be part of the World Cup due to injury.
After Sundar’s injury, R Ashwin was the only option left for Team India to turn the ball outside in front of the left-handed batsmen. With this, Ashwin can prove to be a trump card for India in the power play. In the power play, Ashwin not only bowls tightly but also has the ability to take one or two wickets.
Ashwin has been running in excellent form for the last two IPLs. During the 14th season of IPL, Ashwin took 13 wickets at an economy rate of 7.66. In 2019, Ashwin took 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.27. Not only this, Ashwin’s record in T20 International has also been good. Ashwin has taken 52 wickets in 46 T20 Internationals at an economy rate of less than 7.
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