India Has Opportunity To Play Ashwin At Lord’s: Aakash Chopra

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Team India expects to start with its spectacular run in the 3rd test versus England after recording a spectacular 151-run win at Lord’s. The meeting will take held at Leeds’ Headingly will start on 25 August. Men of Virat Kohli 1-0 in the five-game series, they would gain a win in the 3rd test a 2-0 advantage. Here is Aakash Chopra About Ashwin’s Absence In Second Test

Aakash Chopra About Ashwin’s Absence In Second Test

The visitors would thus struggle to put out their best effort. It really would very much be fascinating to observe whether India will modify its XI play. It should be remembered that Ravichandran Ashwin, a senior off-spinner, did not perform four-man pace bowlers in the first  2-tests with India. In addition, Ravindra Jadeja, the left-arm spinner, went uncommon in the first and second matches. However, he performed well with the bat.

India fast-bowling side has instilled fears in England camp: Chopra

Therefore a great number of supporters and analysts battled for the selection of Ashwin in the 3rd test. But there is a different outlook on the former Indian great Aakash Chopra. Chopra thinks that Ashwin will continue to energize his benches with no help to spin bowlers. In addition, India’s quick show in the first  2-games was remarkable.

“Not at Headingly (on Ashwin’s inclusion). India did have an opportunity to play Ashwin at Lord’s with the pitch being dry and tired. However, in Leeds, spinners aren’t required much. Moreover, the success of this fast-bowling quartet has instilled fears in England camp,” Chopra said.

“Yes, Jadeja hasn’t picked any wicket in the first two games. However, it hasn’t hurt India much. Hence, if Jadeja’s inability to take wickets is not impairing India, where do you will play Ashwin,” he added.

Ashwin was fine for India in the longest format. It should be acknowledged. He was actually the 2nd greatest spinner to take 400 wickets previously this year. His exclusion from the XI side so generated a number of issues unexpectedly. In the first 2-games, Indian bowlers have been good, but. their four-man rush is expected to continue. Therefore, it will be fascinating to see if Ashwin is playing or not.

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