Ashwin has mastered the art of being economical; Complementary to a player like Chahal: Manjrekar

Ashwin has done well in the ongoing five-match T20I series against West Indies, with the 35-year-old off-spinner taking two wickets in the opening match as India beat the hosts by 68 runs in Trinidad.

“I think Ashwin’s selection on this tour (of the West Indies) was an excellent one. Over the years in the Indian T20 league, Ashwin has started to make an impact. I love Ashwin when he is someone like (Yuzvendra) Chahal. So, it’s not up to Ashwin to turn the tide. You know, the job of a spinner in T20 cricket is to get wickets like Tabrez Shamsi and Keshav Maharaj for South Africa in the middle leg,” Sports On 18th show ‘Sports’ Manjrekar said ‘topmost’.

“That’s where Ashwin was a bit lacking as a T20 spinner. He focused a lot on the economy, but when you have someone like Chahal, or if there’s another wicket-taking wrist spinner, Ashwin is a great Gets complemented because Ashwin has mastered the art. Being economical in T20 cricket. In the first T20, two wickets was a good sign, but that’s what you get with Ashwin, who is the other main wicket-taker in the team,” Manjrekar said. It complements the spinners.

Manjrekar also felt that Ashwin could be in the mix for the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in Australia later this year, which would lead to a lot of competition for spinners’ slots in the team.

“Who are his (Ashwin’s) competitors now? You have Chahal who is a confirmed spinner in his current form. Then you have Axar Patel, you have (Ravindra) Jadeja who can bowl a little bit. (Deepak) Hooda bowled an over in the last game, then you got Kuldeep Yadav, you got Ravichandran Ashwin.

The former cricketer said that it is unlikely that the India management will include both Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in the eleven in T20 cricket, as they may not do well as a combination.

“I don’t think India will ever use a combination. At least in T20 cricket where you have both Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav playing together as two spinners. Either, it will be Axar Patel or Chahal or it will be Will it be Ashwin or Chahal, or if Chahal is unfit, they can play Kuldeep Yadav as a gamble in one of the games. I don’t see Chahal and Kuldeep meeting again, maybe in 50-over cricket,” Manjrekar said. .

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