- Dec 11, 2023
- Sep 23, 2023
As India prepares for the upcoming ODI World Cup 2023, team management is looking for a potential replacement for injured Axar Patel. All-rounder Axar injured his leg during India’s last Super 4 game against Bangladesh in the Asia Cup 2023. Now, as his injury might take up to six weeks to heal, Axar is eventually ruled out of the upcoming ODI World Cup.
In order to find his replacement, team management has picked Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar for the ongoing Australia series. However, the team is keen to get Ashwin in the squad considering his experience and past performances. Meanwhile, during the first ODI game against Australia, Ashwin also took the opportunity and showcase his bowling prowess. He gave away just 47 runs in 10 overs on a flat track.
However, what attracted fans and cricket experts was his sheer dedication to improving his batting abilities. As the game was finished by the batters, Ashwin didn’t get a chance to bat in the game. However, he went to the net just after the match and batted fluently to improve his abilities. It’s worth noting that team management is looking for a bowling all-rounder who can bat at number 8.
Meanwhile, Indian team management is being criticised by fans and cricket experts for not playing all-rounder Washington Sundar. According to some fans, Team Management should give a fair chance to both Ashwin and Sundar to prove their worth before getting into the World Cup squad. Some fans alleged that the team is going with Ashwin without giving Sundar a fair chance.
It’s worth noting that Sundar played the last ODI game for India during the finals of the Asia Cup 2023. However, after the tournament, India skipper Rohit Sharma revealed that Ashwin was not available for selection, which is why team management played Sundar. Meanwhile, India is set to announce their final ODI World Cup squad by September 28th, after the completion of an ongoing three-match series against Australia.
Here is how fans react to Ravichandran Ashwin’s batting:
We want this stance pic.twitter.com/5HsYlPE5BX
— Parth Goyal (@StocksRoyale) September 22, 2023
Batting diye bina sb chale gye andhera ho gya bolke
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) September 22, 2023
😭😭😭😭 bachpan wale din yaad dila diye
— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) September 22, 2023
1992 main Waqar Younis injured hoa tha
Is dafa Naseem Shah injured ho Gaya hy
World cup apna hy ✌🏻
— Arshad Chaudhry (@arshadhpp) September 22, 2023
He also wants to contribute to World cup 2023 🇮🇳
— Uttkarsh Singh (@Uttupaaji) September 22, 2023
Anna wants to get involved 😭😭
— Shreyy (@Sadly_shrey) September 22, 2023
I hope and pray he is part of playing XI in World Cup 2023!
He is a champion! 🏏
— RS (@WithRitesh) September 22, 2023
Having chance to bat on why not. Time to test the pitch. Just Ashwin Anna things.
— Cricket Connected (@CricketConnect9) September 22, 2023
Ashwin will play next 13 matches this year
— Satya Prakash (@Satya_Prakash08) September 22, 2023