After India were resoundingly beaten by England at Headingley in the third Test of the five-match series, many were criticial of the tourists’ decision to field such a lengthy lower order. Many have subsequently called for the inclusion of Ravichandran Ashwin to sure up their batting and offer his usual world-class quality with the ball. Whether India will make the change is very much uncertain given that their captain Virat Kohli defended the way the side is balanced, stating he has “never believed” in playing an extra batter as it is a negative move. However, Ashwin has enjoyed success at the Oval, where the next Test is due to played, for Surrey – earlier this summer he took 6/27 in London against Somerset.
Ravi Ashwin’s 6-27 at oval vs Somerset this seasonpic.twitter.com/YfO9u97EuT
— Priyansh (@Pricd05) August 30, 2021