Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are now not regulars in limited-overs cricket. © AFP
Former pacer Atul Wassan on Wednesday dismissed any probabilities of India’s skilled spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja making it to the 2019 Cricket World Cup squad. The controversy over Ashwin and Jadeja’s comeback in colored clothes arose after the spectacular present by the wrist spin twins – chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and leggie Yuzvendra Chahal – within the ongoing ODI collection in opposition to South Africa.
“Nicely individuals may say diplomatically they’ve an opportunity, however I do not see any probability except one in all Kuldeep or Chahal will get injured,” Wassan stated.
Whereas many cricket consultants needed the crew administration to offer a protracted rope to Kuldeep and Chahal for his or her fearless method and wicket-taking talents, India’s bowling coach Bharat Arun not too long ago stated that the “race is just not over but” for Ashwin and Jadeja.
Skipper Virat Kohli has additionally been a vocal supporter of the 2 wrist spinners in limited-overs cricket and needs them within the scheme of issues for the quadrennial occasion in England in 2019.
Impressed by the efficiency of the wrist spin duo, Wassan, the chairman of selectors of the Delhi and District Cricket Affiliation (DDCA), desires the administration to let the duo mess around 50 matches in several circumstances earlier than the World Cup.
“The credit score ought to go to the crew administration and Virat for backing India’s core energy – spin bowling in alien circumstances. And right here we’ve two wrist spinners who’ve delivered fairly nicely,” he stated.
“I feel the administration ought to now let these two play 50-60 video games in several circumstances earlier than taking them to the World Cup. They’ve a giant coronary heart and are not afraid to flight the ball regardless of being belted for runs within the fourth sport,” he added.
Commenting on whether or not India may have included both of the duo within the Check collection, Wassan stated: “In hindsight, they may have included one of many thriller spinners.