After India's title win in the Asia Cup, the team's focus has now shifted to the India vs Australia series starting on Friday. And the most discussed in this is also about off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. While a large section is also raising concerns about the off-spinner not having enough match fitness, captain Rohit has made it clear that the lack of time with the senior spinner is not a matter of concern for the team. Ashwin played his last ODI in January 2022. Ashwin played the last ODI in 2022. Recently, the injury of Akshar Patel opened the way for Ashwin and Washington Sundar in the team. If Axar fails to pass the fitness test, either Ashwin or Washington could get a place in the team.
Former wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim welcomed Ashwin's return on Geo TV, saying he is an off-match winning bowler. "I think captain Rohit Sharma sees Ashwin as a match-winner. And he is very clear about his team's approach to the white-ball.
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He said that now that the World Cup 2023 is around the corner, Rohit understands the dimensions of ODI cricket very well. He knows that he has to keep players with an aggressive mindset in the team.
Karim said he knows that at least five out of six bowlers available in Indian bowling must have a wicket-taker bowler. And if Ashwin is in their XI, it means an attacking option will be available. "If you look at the players available in the reserve quota, all those players have an aggressive mindset. That's why I think Rohit wants to continue his aggressive attitude. And this aspect was clearly visible in the Indian team played in the Asia Cup.