With India internet hosting the T20 World Cup subsequent 12 months, former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif feels there’s a participant who may show to be a ‘useful asset’ for the Indian facet within the shortest format of the sport.
Kaif mentioned that Ravichandran Ashwin had dismissed a number of the huge energy hitters within the powerplay overs within the lately concluded thirteenth version of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Ashwin has been a daily member of the Indian facet within the longest format of the sport however the spinner final represented his nation in 2017 within the limited-overs format. His final sport in T20Is got here in opposition to West Indies in July 2017 whereas Ashwin’s final match in ODIs was in opposition to the identical facet in June 2017.
Within the lately concluded IPL, Ashwin picked 13 wickets in 15 video games for Delhi Capitals with an economic system of seven.66. He dismissed gamers reminiscent of Mumbai Indians (MI) skipper Rohit Sharma, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli, star Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) batsman Chris Gayle and MI’s Kieron Pollard.
Kaif, who’s Delhi Capitals’ (DC) assistant coach, feels that Ashwin nonetheless has rather a lot to supply within the T20I format for Staff India and that the spinner could be a useful asset for the facet.
“Virat, Rohit, Pollard, Gayle, Warner, QDK, Karun, Buttler, Smith, Paddikal, Pooran. Learn and re-read @ashwinravi99’s record of huge scalps from IPL 13, largely in energy performs. Really feel Ash can nonetheless be a useful asset for India in T20Is,” Kaif tweeted.
Virat, Rohit, Pollard, Gayle, Warner, QDK, Karun, Buttler, Smith, Paddikal, Pooran. Learn and re-read @ashwinravi99’s record of huge scalps from IPL 13, largely in energy performs. Really feel Ash can nonetheless be a useful asset for India in T20Is.
— Mohammad Kaif (@MohammadKaif) November 18, 2020
In the meantime, Ashwin is gearing up for the upcoming Check sequence in opposition to Australia. On Monday, within the internet session, Ashwin was seen launching volleys to KL Rahul utilizing a tennis racquet, and the wicket-keeper batsman was seen practising pull pictures.
India and Australia are slated to sq. off in opposition to one another in three ODIs, three T20Is and 4 Exams. The tour will start with the three-match ODI sequence, slated to start from November 27 in Sydney.
Kohli will simply be taking part in one Check in opposition to Australia and can then head again residence after being granted paternity go away by the Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI).
The primary Check between India and Australia will start from December 17 on the Adelaide Oval and this shall be a day-night contest.The four-match sequence shall be part of the World Check Championship (WTC). India and Australia are on the high two spots within the WTC standings.