Actually Ashwin played reasonably in the first innings of first test! Did not watch the other matches, but his dismissals have been too soft! Even in the Australia test matches, apart from Adelaide he looked in good touch, but just gave away his wicket! He need to put a premium for his wicket ! At the very least he needs to stay 10+ overs ! And need to make it count when is settled!! The first test match, with sundar in sublime form, if Ashwin had sticked thru lunch session,India may have drawn that match! There is lot more weight on him to perform as a bowler and I think he has let his bat tail off trying to focus on the bowlingprasen9 wrote: ↑Mon Feb 15, 2021 12:19 am I was talking about T20Is. And "does not take wickets" is a la Bhuvi, i.e., they take wickets but are not strike bowlers. If Kuldeep does not get his form back in I2, maybe on another spinning pitch, we should go in with Washi as the 3rd spinner.
Ashwin has lost his batting skills a touch. Except for the famous inning in Sydney, he has not done well with the bat. He is a #8 now. The problem is that Jadeja is injured and Axar was not that great in I1. Hoping that was just a one inning fluke.
Do we know what kind of pitch is expected in Ahmedabad? For some reason, I keep thinking of the dust bowls!