T20 WC: Ashwin has a lot to offer, he’s very experienced, says Lee


Ahead of the game against New Zealand, the management of the Indian team should definitely sit down and decide whether they will compete with the same spin-bowling duo of Varun Chakravarthy and Ravindra Jadeja or choose one from R Ashwin and Rahul. Chahar.

While Chahar lacks experience, Ashwin last played a T20I in 2017 against the West Indies. But then, Ashwin is one of the more experienced players on the team. While former Australian race leader Brett Lee believes Ashwin has a lot to offer, he was quick to point out that picking the off-spinner in the XI is a call the captain will need to take with the coaches.

“If you are looking for a perspective on Ashwin he is first and foremost a wonderful cricketer. I am a huge fan and he has a lot to offer, he is very, very experienced. He is a great leader and of course, he can play every game, they (the team management) have chosen not to play him and it’s up to them to decide.

Interestingly, the game against New Zealand is a must-see match for India if they want to get the campaign back on track after losing the opener to Pakistan and Lee thinks Kiwi’s outfit looks well balanced. .

“The Kiwis have an incredible structure and great players who swing the ball up the range to put out one, two, three batsmen, they have guys at the top of the order who can dominate, they have guys who can struck in the middle of the period and they have some good death bowlers so I’m really in awe of the Kiwis, ”he said.

The Indian unit could also wear a balanced look if the all-rounder Hardik Pandya is allowed to play bowling. His back which withstood training on Wednesday after playing for a short period of around 15 minutes was a huge sigh of relief for the management of the Indian team.

Hardik was the highlight of the ICC Academy training session on Wednesday as he bowled for a short period of about 15 minutes. This after running long sprints under the watchful eyes of strength and conditioning trainers Nick Webb and Soham Desai. The fitness exercise also lasted about 20-25 minutes.

He then put on his batting clothes and walked into the net to polish his batting skills. Taking throws, he went full blast and there was no holding back. In fact, there was also a short stop as MS Dhoni approached the nets and gave him some instructions before the session resumed.

The all-rounder had injured his shoulder in the game against Pakistan, but the analysis report cleared him of any injury issues. With the back also in place, a good session on Saturday could indeed see him ready to play as an all-rounder on Sunday.

(With entries from ANI)

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