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Harbhajan Singh wants Ashwin to replace Siraj against England

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As India prepares to take on England in tomorrow’s ODI World Cup game, former India spinner, Harbhajan Singh has a piece of advice for the team.

Apparently, Bhajji wants skipper Rohit Sharma to make one change to the squad for tomorrow’s game.

He feels that the track in Lucknow will be a paradise for spinners and that’s why he wants the inclusion of Ashwin.

Furthermore, he is of the opinion that Ashwin must replace Mohammed Siraj in the playing XI.

In their previous game, India defeated New Zealand by four wickets and is the only undefeated team in the tournament.

Moreover, they will look to play a balanced side once again even though they have encountered a slight problem.

However, the injury to Hardik Pandya has given a slight headache to the Men in Blue but they stand undeterred.

Harbhajan explains his inclusion of Ashwin in the playing XI

Giving an explanation on his YouTube channel, Harbhajan says,

Kuldeep Yadav’s form has been good, but I wonder if we will get to see three spinners play in the next game- Kuldeep [Ravindra] Jadeja and Ashwin. It could be a possibility since England do not play spin well. As it is, England are not playing well in the World Cup, and if the ball starts spinning, I don’t think they will be able to do much better. Playing three spinners might not be a bad option.

Adding further, he said,

Siraj can be rested. He has played back-to-back games. Shami has just come into the playing XI and has claimed a five-fer. If a pitch is a normal one and is not expected to offer a lot of turn, I do not see too many changes in the team. The team that played against New Zealand might be retained. However, India is playing England, so they might want a slow pitch.

Team India is currently in 2nd place with a spotless record and will look to maintain it by beating England.

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