Why is Ashwin likely to be the threat?
With 449 wickets and 30,five-wicket haul the Indian Bowling legend Ravichandran Ashwin will once again be the most crucial Bowler, especially in subcontinent Conditions. He Has taken over 300+ wickets on home pitches.
“Because he is a smart cricketer. Ashwin will always be a problem. Now, if you let him bowl the way he wants to bowl, you are in trouble. He will be a threat to Australia throughout. They have got to be proactive,”
says Ian Chappell. He Also Believes
“You got to be thinking about being proactive. If you are not dictating terms, then you are in trouble. You have to get singles and rotate the strike. He (Ashwin) then has to change (his strategy against) whom he is bowling to then.”
As the Australian team prepares for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, a clip from social media surfaced showing an Indian bowler in the Australian nets mimicking Ravichandran Ashwin. There is a lot of similarity between his action and that of the Indian legend. In an article published on Cricbuzz, he is revealed to be Mahesh Pithiya, a bowler from Baroda.
Usman Khawaja On facing the Indian Legend
Australia’s Usman Khawaja has expressed his excitement and anticipation of facing team India’s Ravi Ashwin in the crucial Test series. Here’s what He said To Sydney Morning Herald
“Ashwin is a gun. He’s very skilful, he’s got a lot of tricky little variations, he uses the crease quite well too. If you asked me the same question when I was younger, I probably wouldn’t have been able to answer a lot of things because I didn’t really learn about how to face what off-spinners are doing,”
“But it’s one of those really good challenges. The wicket’s going to turn here at some point, whether day one, day three or day four, and he’s going to be in the game and bowl a lot of overs. So, it’s all about figuring out how I’m going to play against him, how I’m going to score runs against him, what he might do. If you bat a long time against him, he’s going to change his game plans against you,”
he further said.
“The new ball on spinning wickets is always the hardest time. People assume opening the batting is the best time to bat in the subcontinent, it is when it’s flat, but it’s not when it’s spinning when there’s so much variation with that new ball,”
For more sports-related news, follow us on Twitter.