Ashwin and Jadeja Out of T20 Series against England
Question in detailRavichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja out of the T20 series against England: India will take on England in the forthcoming T20 series without their spin duo of Ravichandran Aashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. These two spinners have been rested considering a grueling home Test-session ahead against Bangladesh and Australia. To replace the magnificent spin duo, India has called in Parvez Rasool and Amit Mishra. While Parvez will make his T20 debut for India, Amit Mishra is supposed to bring some sort of experience to the Indian spin attack. Will they fill the vacuum created by Ashwin and Jadeja? Whether or not, Amit Mishra and Parvez Rasool's inclusion in T20 squad will be a point of discussion throughout the series.
The selectors on Monday decided to get Ashwin and Jadeja out of T20 series against England. And the decision came as a result of managing the workload of both the spinners. However, their comeback in the just-concluded ODI series against England was meant a short exercise in the format before the Champions Trophy. The selectors also announced Amit Mishra and Parvez Rasool's inclusion in T20 squad.
England's inability to withstand quality spin on India's turning tracks is probably what kept them behind the finish-line way through the Test and then the ODI series. In the Test series alone, India's leading spin duo shared a total of 54 wickets. And in the ODI series, Jadeja ended being the most economical bowler picking up 4 wickets. These numbers are enough to expose how indigent English batsmen are against quality spin. So, Ashwin-Jadeja's exclusion from India's T20 squad must give the visitors a sigh of relief. Also, it would come as a handy opportunity for Mishra and Rasool to prove their worth. Now, this would be a challenge for India to win the T20 series without their leading spin duo.
Will India be able to win the T20 series against England without their leading spin duo?