Ashwin will start for India against Australia since he is the best at understanding the conditions in Chennai: Piyush Chawla

R. Ashwin

The finalized Team India roster for the ODI World Cup 2023 has been announced and Ashwin is in the team. In order to win the championship, the 15 men will face off against some of the top cricket teams in the world.

The Indian team saw a significant alteration prior to the competition as all-rounder Axar Patel was forced to withdraw due to injury, creating room for Ravichandran Ashwin. As the group got ready for the World Cup warm-up games, Ashwin joined them on September 29.

Piyush Chawla talked about Ashwin’s inclusion in the World Cup squad

Former Indian cricketer Piyush Chawla discussed Ashwin’s selection to the World Cup team. Ashwin, according to Chawla, is a like-to-like substitute for Axar, and he was praised for his prowess with both the bat and the ball.

We all knew that once Axar Patel got injured and was not fit enough for the World Cup. Ravi Ashwin was the straight choice because of his experience and the way he has bowled in the past. It is no surprise. It is a like-to-like replacement as he can bat, and is a very decent batter“. Piyush Chawla said in a video shared by ESPNcricinfo.

He is a street-smart cricketer: Piyush Chawla

And Chawla called Ashwin a “street smart cricketer” and showered him with accolades. He also brought up Ashwin’s scant ODI experience over the previous two years and discussed how he might contribute against Australia in Chennai.

Ashwin is a street-smart cricketer. He is a very great player. No matter if he is bowling in white-ball or red-ball cricket, he is always thinking about the game. He is always connected to the game. So although he has not played a lot of cricket in ODIs over the last two years, he is a really good bowler and will do good for the team,” Chawla said

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