Indian off-break bowler Ravi Ashwin is well and really in the radar of the public selectors for the forthcoming ODI series against South Africa. The veteran made his re-visitation of restricted overs in the T20 World Cup 2021 following a hole of four years and turned up with significant exhibitions.
In spite of the fact that India neglected to qualify past the Super 12, Ashwin figured out how to snatch the spotlight. The choice board, driven by Chetan Sharma, is generally prone to pick the crew for the South Africa ODIs in the following two days and Ashwin has in excess of a good shot at getting it done.
Ravi Ashwin will battle with Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal for the spinner’s spot in the group. Prior, Rohit Sharma, India’s captain in ODIs and T20Is, said that Ashwin has heaps of cricket left in him, taking everything into account.
Ravi Ashwin is certainly staying put, said Sharma
“Ravi Ashwin will give you that adaptability, you can involve him in the powerplay or the center over, so having a bowler like that – an all-rounder bowler I might want to call – who can bowl whenever and anyplace in whatever circumstance, is consistently significant,” Sharma was cited as saying while at the same time addressing writer Boria Majumdar on ‘Behind the stage with Boria’.
“You don’t need one-layered bowlers where you realize he can just bowl outside powerplay, he can’t bowl in the passing, can just bowl to right-handers, can just bowl to left-handers. The more choices you have with bowlers the better, that is the thing that I felt,” he expressed.
“I thought he’d be an incredible expansion, and I believe he’s digging in for the long haul. He’s most certainly setting down deep roots,” Sharma added.
For the ODI series, the selectors might even pick Venkatesh Iyer, who has come up the positions since the second leg of IPL 2021. Iyer made his introduction in the three-match T20I series against New Zealand. Ruturaj Gaikwad, who crushed four centuries in the Vijay Hazare Trophy is probably going to be picked also.
Ravi Ashwin sitting tight for a report on Rohit Sharma, who will not be a piece of the three-match Test series, beginning December 26 due a hamstring injury. The three ODIs will be played on January 19, January 21 and January 23.