R Ashwin gives insights into his bowling tactics in Australia series

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R Ashwin said that  I wanted to keep the length perfect, away from the bat and also change pace.

R Ashwin on his bowling

“They had nothing to lose after the rain break. They had to go hard and needed a boundary every over. Chasing 400 over 50 overs is completely different than chasing (317) in 33 overs. I wanted to keep the length perfect, away from the bat and also change pace,”. R Ashwin said after the match in a BCCI video.

“Marnus played a reverse before that and I was expecting him to do something similar or slog, so I wanted to keep my pace up and down just in case he gave the stumps away. They were not picking the variations of the hand, so maybe that angle and the change of grip to bowl the carrom ball and the off spinner – I am using my third finger – hopefully will hold me in good stead,”. R Ashwin said about his grip.

“I worked a little with Sairaj at the NCA on slightly different grips. We worked on it for three four days. For the amount of professional cricket I have played over the years I should have done this a lot before,”. R Ashwin said about the work he put in at the NCA.

“At the end of the day, if a batsman is deceived by my delivery, it is a good ball. I was pleased with the amount of uncertainty I was able to create with respect to bringing both edges into play,” the spinner concluded

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