Experts surprised at Ashwin’s omission for 1st Ind v Eng test
The Indian team went into the first test with 4 fast bowlers and a spinner which actually has surprised many cricketers and experts though the 1st days play seems to have vindicated the decision.
Former cricketers like Wasim Jaffer, VVS Laxman, Michael Vaughan and cricket media persons. Like Zainab Abbas and Jarrod Kimber expressed surprise at Ashwin’s omission.
Jaffer released a hilarious tweet showing Nasser Hossain having a cake and with a surprised face with the caption ” No Ashwin !?”
Laxman was clear that Ashwin being the leading spinner should have played in the XI. As with 4 fast bowlers there are chances of one getting under bowled. Also, Ashwin is a capable batsman but above all. He is in very good overseas form having bowled superbly to Smith in Australia and took 6/27 in a county game before the first test. Experts surprised at Ashwin’s omission for 1st Ind v Eng test .
Michael Vaughan also was pleasantly surprised that Ashwin is not playing and he expressed it in his tweet.
Leading cricket media persons Zainab Abbas and Jarrod Kimber were surprised too at Ashwin’s omission
However, no spinners were missed on the first day. As the Indian pace attack was enough to skittle out a below par England for 183
Below are some tweets on Ashwin’s omission from the 1st test