Srikkanth questions Ashwin’s contention in T20WC team: After the T20 World Cup in 2021, Ashwin was selected for New Zealand’s home series and was dropped later, with a gap of eight months. He was then picked again for the T20I match against West Indies.
Many have wondered why India selected so many spinners for the 2022 T20 World Cup when it seemed as though this would be an advantage for competing teams.
Ravichandran Ashwin abruptly left India’s T20I after a long gap of eight months. Krishnamachari Srikkanth was confused because Ashwin’s return may be too last minute. However, only time will tell if Ashwin will resume his old self and lead India to victory in the World Cup.
Ashwin was brought in to play for Team India at the end of their World Cup campaign as a player was injured. Ashwin was brought in for the New Zealand series for games but later was dropped from the lineup. Eight months later, Ashwin has been brought in to represent Team India in one-day games.
Former Chief Selector at the start of the third T20I, Srikkanth was confused. He said that he would not pick Ashwin in his final 15 for the India’s T 2050 World Cup squad and instead backed Ravindra Jadeja and Yuzvendra Singh to play better for it.
I am confused about the presence of Ashwin in the T20 squads. It is confusing to me because he was not dropped from one team, then wasn’t a part of another team, then he was suddenly returned to the T20 side for England. I think Ashwin should be removed from this team because he is not good at T20 cricket.
Two from this choice of four will go, so it is my hope that Ashwin does not. I think it is because he has all-round capabilities. My first option for selection would be Chahal, who is a wrist spinner.
In 12 overs, Ashwin has picked 3 wickets. The economy rate is 6.66.