WTC 2023 Final: Team India fans perplexed as Rohit Sharma decides to drop Ravichandran Ashwin for Ravindra Jadeja
While talking to the host, Rohit Sharma revealed that Ravindra Jadeja will replace Ravichandran Ashwin as the spinner for the crucial match, the decision shocked cricket fans
After winning the toss at the WTC 2023 Final, Indian skipper Rohit Sharma opted to bowl first. While talking to the host Nasser Hussain he revealed that Ravindra Jadeja will replace Ravichandran Ashwin as the spinner for the crucial match. The decision left cricket fans shocked as Team India dropped World's Best Test spinner in such a crucial match.
Former Australian skipper Ricky Pointing also reacted to Team India's decision to drop Ravichandran Ashwin and said the Indian side fell into the trap. "India have fallen into the trap of picking an attack for the first inning of this Test match only," he said from the commentary box.
"The reason why I was surprised that Ashwin was left out is because of the number of left-handers Australia have. There's no doubt in my mind that Ashwin would have bowled a lot better than Jadeja later on in the Test. The big decision that they had to make was between Thakur and Umesh. I was leaning towards Thakur because he would be my workhorse to give a bit of a break to the strike bowlers Shami and Siraj. You can go to Jadeja for a couple of overs just to tie the game down a bit," he added.
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