Ashwin Still Harbours Dreams To Make A Comeback In White Ball Cricket

Ashwin Still Harbours Dreams To Make A Comeback In White Ball Cricket

Ashwin Still Harbours Dreams To Make A Comeback In White Ball Cricket

New Delhi: ICC World Cup 2019 is less than a year way and it is quite clear that Indian team management is currently pinning their hopes on wrist spinners, but the seasoned off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed his desire to make  come back to the white-ball cricket and be a part of the squad for the quadrennial extravaganza in England.

Ashwin has not played an ODI for nearly an year and his last ODI in Indian jersey was against West Indies in June 2017.

But since then, the Chennai off spinner has continued to impress in Test cricket, and currently ranked fifth in the ICC Test bowling rankings, having 316 wickets to his name in the longest form of the game.

Ashwin was the part of 2011 and 2015 World Cup and is still hoping to make the cut for the mega tournament in England and Whales.

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"It entirely depends on what other people (team management and selectors) perceive of my cricket," Ashwin was quoted as saying by ICC website.

"It's definitely not in my control. Like any other cricketer, I want to wear the blue jersey and represent India at the World Cup. That's obviously there deep within.

"At this stage of my career, physically and mentally, I am just focusing on enjoying my cricket. If I land an opportunity, I want to be in a good frame of mind to grab it with both hands," the 31-year-old added.

India is up for a long tour ahead against England, in which they will play a three match ODI series. Ashwin though not a part of the ODI squad still would be keeping an eye on the contest. Ashwin also went on to add that seamers will play an important role in India’s performance in England

"England is a strong team in the shorter formats. They tweaked their strategy and team combination after the 2015 World Cup. The key for India in ODIs will be Bhuvneshwar (Kumar) and (Jasprit) Bumrah's death overs. Hopefully, it will be a high-scoring series," he quipped.

The 2019 ICC World Cup will be held from May 30 to July 14.


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