Ashwin to replace Jadeja in 3rd Test

Lords,22/8: Team India led by Virat Kohli has taken a 1-0 lead in the five-Test series against hosts England. India won the second Test by 151 runs at Lord’s after the first Test was drawn due to rain. The third match will be played from August 25. Although Indian bowlers Mohammed Siraj, Mohammed Shami are all being praised since the second Test, but a decision of captain Kohli is being questioned since the start of the Test series against England. In fact, in both the initial matches, all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja was given preference over R Ashwin and due to this, questions are also being raised on Kohli’s decision.


However, so far Jadeja has disappointed with his bowling. He bowled 44 overs, but did not get a single success. The victory of Lord’s was in the name of Indian fast bowlers. Spinner Jadeja is constantly struggling with the ball, due to which Ashwin can get a chance in the third Test to be played in Leeds.

Jadeja has been able to take only 2 wickets on the tour of England so far
Jadeja was the first favorite spinner due to his batting. The situation in Nottingham and London also favored Jadeja. Jadeja has been able to take only 2 wickets on the entire England tour so far. One wicket was taken in the final of the World Test Championship against New Zealand and one wicket was taken in the practice match against County XI. On the other hand, Ashwin was very successful. He took 4 wickets in the final of the World Test Championship while taking 7 wickets for Surrey. Talking to The Telegraph, Mushtaq Mohammad said that Ashwin will give the perfect balance.


He said that Jadeja needs to work on his bowling. He is bowling a lot of full length deliveries and half volleys, which has made the job easier for the batsmen. On the other hand, Ashwin can play an important role in India’s game plan. He can also bat better than Ishant.
The situation in Leeds also favors Ashwin. Due to the dry pitch, the spinners can do wonders on the last 2 days. Virat Kohli can change the bowling combination. Instead of 4 fast bowlers and one spinner, Kohli can take to the field with 3 fast bowlers and two spinners. …

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