Tymal Mills
Tymal Mills in action during the Hundred. (Photo: Twitter)
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Ravichandran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin (AFP)
Ravichandran Ashwin (AFP)

Ravichandran Ashwin is unarguably one of the best modern-day spinners, Ashwin has been part of India’s set-up for a long time now in red-ball cricket. Things have not been the same for Ashwin in the limited-overs cricket as he was dropped from both One Day Internationals and T20 Internationals team in 2017. Ashwin played his last T20I game against West Indies on July 9, 2017, at Kingston. Notably, the 34-year-old went wicketless in that game.

Meanwhile, India has played 63 T20Is since Ashwin last appeared in white-ball cricket at the International level. During this time Ravichandran Ashwin was continuously having an exceptional run in Test cricket and a decent run in the Indian Premier League. However, still India was keeping him in the team as a Test specialist and he was unable to play limited-overs cricket for India.

Notably, Washington Sundar was the one who was given preference by Team India as an off-spin bowling All-rounder instead of Ashwin. With Sundar getting injured, India has decided to go back to the veteran off-spinner after a very long time. Ashwin getting included in the 15-member squad for the T20 World Cup was a shocker for many, but it was a dream comeback for Ashwin. Overall the off-spinner has bagged 52 T20I wickets at an average of 22.94 and an economy of 6.98.

It will be interesting to see whether Ravichandran Ashwin will get a chance in playing XI or not. Although there is a huge possibility that India might go with the duo of Jadeja-Ashwin once again in the World Cup. Meanwhile, Ashwin will have to prove himself if he gets the opportunity to play, then only he can be a regular member for India in limited-overs cricket.

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