New Delhi: If we say that the selection of Ravichandran Ashwin in Team India for the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 is the most surprising, then perhaps it will not be wrong.
Why was Ashwin selected?
Ravichandran Ashwin has not played any T20 International match for the last 4 years, cricket pundits had considered his career over in this format, but what happened that Ashwin returned, the 3 biggest reasons for this we going to tell you.
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1. Current Form of Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravichandran Ashwin has been in great form for the last one year, even though he has not played any T20 International match since the year 2017, but he is constantly making a fuss in big tournaments like IPL. Currently, he is a part of the Delhi Capitals team and in the current IPL season, he will prepare himself even more for the World Cup.
2. Injury to Washington Sundar
For the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, the selection of Washington Sundar in Team India was being considered fixed, because he is a great spin all-rounder. Unfortunately, Sundar got injured during the practice match on the England tour, after which the way was opened for Ravichandran Ashwin.
3. Ashwin got the benefit of experience
Ravichandran Ashwin was part of the Indian team that won the World Cup 2011 and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. Apart from this, he also has the experience of many global tournaments and BCCI wants to take advantage of this. Although there are players like Axar Patel, Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy in the team, but their experience is very less.