File picture of Indian cricket crew spinner Ravichandran Ashwin© AFP
Former Indian cricket crew spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that Ravichandran Ashwin is among the prime bowling decisions for the Rohit Sharma-led facet proper now and the crew administration ought to take into account enjoying him within the Cricket World Cup 2023. The inclusion of Ashwin within the World Cup squad was met with diverse reactions from followers and specialists after he made a good comeback within the ODI sequence in opposition to Australia the place he took 4 wickets in two matches. Ashwin changed the injured Axar Patel within the last Cricket World Cup squad after he was dominated out following the damage he picked up throughout Asia Cup 2023.
“People are realising that skill is more important. It’s not like an off-spinner shouldn’t bowl to right-handers. Even I mentioned that Ashwin should play if the opposition has more left-handers, but that is what the management thinks. But if I was captain of the team or part of management, I would pick my five best bowlers and Ashwin would be first or second on that list,” Harbhajan stated on ESPNCricinfo.
After Axar acquired injured India needed to decide between Ashwin and Washington Sundar and the selectors went with the skilled offs-spinner. Harbhajan actually feels it was the correct name.
Earlier, Harbhajan was all reward for the explosive batter Suryakumar Yadav and stated that he must play each match of the Cricket World Cup as he’s a ‘pure match winner’.
“Surykaumar Yadav has to play all the matches. I don’t care whom he replaces, but his name should be taken first and then the rest. You have a player who is a pure match-winner and can single-handedly make the game one-sided. He is the ace of spades. We have have been taking about a finisher…he is the one. He has to play at No. 5 for India,” Harbhajan stated on his official YouTube channel.
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