He can nonetheless be a invaluable asset for India: Mohammad Kaif backs Ashwin to make comeback in T20Is

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Ravichandran Ashwin in IPL 2020

Former India batsman and Delhi Capitals’ assistant coach Mohammad Kaif has backed Ravichandran Ashwin to make a comeback within the T20I facet. Hailing Ashwin as a ‘invaluable asset’ for India within the shortest format of the sport, Kaif highlighted the off-spinner’s performances for Delhi this season, particularly in Powerplays. 

Within the recently-concluded IPL version within the UAE, Ashwin scalped 13 wickets in 15 video games at an financial system of seven.66. The DC crew administration determined to make the most of the 34-year-old within the preliminary overs and he duly obliged.

The skilled campaigner scalped the prized wickets of Virat Kohli, Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard and David Warner on this yr’s IPL, proving his value with the brand new ball.

“Virat, Rohit, Pollard, Gayle, Warner, QDK, Karun, Buttler, Smith, Paddikal, Pooran. Learn and re-read @ashwinravi99’s checklist of massive scalps from IPL 13, principally in energy performs. Really feel Ash can nonetheless be a invaluable asset for India in T20Is,” Kaif tweeted.

The wrist-spinner duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has been common for India with the white ball, confining Ashwin solely to the normal format. He hasn’t performed a limited-overs recreation for India since 2017, and his final ODI and T20I look was in opposition to West Indies.

In the meantime, Ashwin has been slotted into the Check squad for the much-awaited Australia tour, set to begin with three ODIs and as many T20Is from November 27.

The four-match Check sequence will get underway from December 17 and Staff India gamers have already began sweating out within the nets forward of their gruelling two-month tour. In a latest coaching video, Ashwin was noticed throwing volleys at KL Rahul with a tennis racquet.

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