While Pundit continues to talk about Indian rhythm drums, Ravichandran Ashwin is the main thread of the highly famous Indian Bowling attack. To put the statistics into play, Test Cricket is the first rider in 143-year history to release 200 bats from the left. Former English spinner Monty Panesar believes Ashwin could be the key to India when they take on New Zealand in the final of the Opening World Championships in Southampton. The kiwi is packed with the left hands on the list and could be the motivation the spinner needs to walk more rounded.
“I think New Zealand is a pretty good team and Conway has had a great game against England. They have included some from the left because of that, I’m sure Ashwin will be the first-round pick,” Panesar told ANI.
“I think New Zealand is a better team for a lot of people in England and they are playing like the best teams in the world. I think the test match between the two sides will be a great match and it will not be easy for India,” he mentioned.
“But despite the weather and so many New Zealand left-backs, Ashwin could be the winner of this final. The difference will be Ashwin, I think Tim Southee Bowling is fine, they can be the difference. For New Zealand,” the former spinner added.
Ashwin, who recently struggled against England in a wicket where the best bats in the world were struggling to get their feet wet, could have problems in New Zealand and if not able to do as they did a few months ago, India’s rhythm drums could be under pressure according to Panese.
“If Ashwin can’t get the left out cheaply, I think New Zealand would have problems. If Ashwin can’t, he would put more and more pressure on the seamstresses. In his country, if he does like India, he will be in a stronger position,” Panesar said.
“We have a heat wave here and the weather is wonderful, I think the wicket will turn around and India can go with two rotators. In addition, Virat Kohli wants to join the Ravindra Jadeja team,” he added.
Panesar thinks the WTC concept is a great announcement in Test Cricket and the former rotary peak started with the term Clash as a gathering like opponents in India and Pakistan, Test match or Ashes.
“I would like the match to reach the fifth day, I think it would be a good announcement for Test Cricket and the World Test Championship. I think it could be a chance for the best two teams to play (the best of the three finals). Against each other, India and Pakistan or England and Australia Test series it has a similar effect, ”Panesar said.
“This could be the next series like this team, we hope you don’t have a home advantage here,” he opines.
Asked who would play in the WTC final before 2010, Panesar confidently replied, “Probably Australia and England.”
Ollie Robinson was suspended on Sunday by the Cricket Board of England and Wales (ECB) from all international cricket, following tweets published in 2012 and 2013 as a result of a disciplinary investigation.
The former England spinner agreed with the ECB’s decision, he also put in a piece of advice for Robinson.
“The ECB has said that Cricket is for everyone, that they are against racism, that they include diversity, and that they want a wide variety of people to participate in Cricket. So the ECB did not have the opportunity to cancel it.
“I think he’ll be the best. Ollie Robinson should say something instead of receiving a statement from the ECB or Sussex. If he came from him people would hear him. If there was another statement people would say ‘oh yeah it’s hidden behind it,'” Panesar signed.
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