It’s the recent trend word around the social media right now, on seeing the recent spin performance of Team India , it’s definitely showing that Team is struggling to find the right spinner who has the ability to bowl his 10 over quota with his skills. It’s definitely because of the poor form of our spinners recently ,Indian Team is the world of spinners in both longer and shorter formats . But in recent matches, especially in this England T20 and ODI matches lead spinners like Kuldeep and Chahal were brutally attacked by the English Batsman.After the Test Match series against England, People were asking about Ashwin’s comeback in the ODI format In Today’s Match result shows the result of lack of spin in the attack.Though, Kuldeep and Chahal are extraordinary bowlers , once opponent break their rhythm they gave up easily and their confidence level was low in recent matches .
Reason Behind lack of spinners in the Squad?
There is no specific reason for this, from my perspective it’s because of Kohli’s Captaincy approach because he is a kind of Captain who believed his fast bowlers like Ganguly and all rounders in his playing XI to increase the batting depth , so with the strategy the Team was successful in recent years. Ofcourse one match result does not show the ability of the Indian Team.But , if we look at our front line spinners we don’t see any attacking spin option. Previously they went with the Kul-Cha combination which destroyed the opponent with their 20 overs even in away games in 2018, 2019 series . They were match winners in those years . But right now they lack their wicket taking strength, For any team , the spinner should be wicket taking option and economical .
Back up option for Spinners in Team India ?
If we look at the playing XI option of spinner we have only few spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Chahal , Kuldeep yadav after that we don’t have any option itself.There were only few young spinners like Rahul Chahar, Bishnoi since Kohli believes in wrist spinner more than a finger spinners in the squad.Ravindra Jadeja is also one of the player who were out from the squad in ODI , with his batting and fielding ability he got his place in the Team.But right now if we see the current Indian Team , for fast bowlers we have plenty of options right now .If we look back at the era of 2010’s , the team looked completely different and there were a lot of spin bowling options like Amit Mishra , Ravi Chandran Ashwin , Pragyan Ojha and even in those times top -order batsmans like Tendulkar, Sehwag, Yuvraj Singh used to bowl four to five overs incase of failure in bowling in the match . But in the modern era of Cricket ,most players prefer to stay as a Batman in Indian Team.It’s good to back the bowler in the Team who proved themselves internationally, Kuldeep is not the bad option even though he took two hat-tricks for Team India. But he is not in the right rhythm. He must have some break to get confidence in domestic tournaments . Even in the IPL2021, he won’t get his place in KKR with these kind of international performances.This will break his confidence even worse .We must feel very sorry for this champion bowler.
Is this the Right Time to bring Ashwin in the squad:
Answer will be yes, with the fact that two of the shorter formats of the World Cup(2021 T20 and 2023 50over) will be happening in India.He played around 5 plus ICC tournments and no one will forget the last over in champions Trophy 2013 .He is a master of Spin currently in the world and won ICC player of the Decade. It will create a good balance in the team if someone like RaviAshwin made his comeback after 4 years .Ashwin almost knows to read the pitches of Indian soil and its the right time for him to prove in IPL 2021.There is a great example , Ashish Nehra proved himself as a fast bowler for CSK in IPL matches and set a great comeback to the world cup squad in the year 2016 in his later part of the career. No wonder Ashwin already proving in IPL matches with his unique bowling tactics and he is one of the very few spinner who can open the innings with the the new ball in T20 Matches without any fear .
If fitness is the issue for Ashwin, how can he bowl 50+ overs in the Test format , if one can prove himself as a best Test match player he can adopt to any situation in terms of bowling .RaviChandran Ashwin always believes his instinct and skill which results in great performance . .If Pant got a chance after his test performance , why can’t we have Ashwin back to the shorter format .If age is the factor, there were many players who played at their best with their experience. Is there any rule in Cricket only batsman can bat even after 35 age.Its the right time to bring back the Ashwin , the diamond Cricketer to the Indian team in Shorter formats .