New Delhi: Former India spinner Harbhajan Singh feels that spinners will be barely used on bouncy tracks in England but Ravindra Jadeja has always been preferred over Ravichandran Ashwin for his ‘wicket-to-wicket’ bowling and brilliant batting. Caste.
Ashwini (Ravichandran Ashwin) took six wickets while playing for Surrey in his last first-class match but was not picked in the squad for the first Test against England on Wednesday as India decided to go with four fast bowlers.
Jadeja first choice not Ashwin: Harbhajan
Harbhajan Singh told PTI, ‘I think if you had fed Ashwin, the tail batsmen would have become more. You don’t know how much spin bowling will be used. Jaddu (Jadeja) has bowled three out of 50 overs till tea.
He said, ‘So the number of overs you use in spin, Jaddu can bowl in these overs. And how should we come to the conclusion that Jaddu cannot be used as the only spinner. He said, ‘If you look at the performance of overseas, Jaddu has been a better batsman and his performance in the lower order has been strong. And is it that Jaddu hasn’t picked up wickets? This is the first Test of the series, you want to win but at the same time you want to build your defence. You don’t want to lose out on the advantage of the batting aspect and I think if the team management thinks like this then it is okay.
Ashwin is out
Ravichandran Ashwin was not included in the playing 11 in the first Test against England. It was a very surprising decision because Ashwin is the best spin bowler of the present time. Ashwin has 413 wickets in Test cricket. Ashwin had a big hand in getting two consecutive series wins against Australia. Ashwin could have been very important in this match against England.