The first match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is scheduled to begin in Nagpur from Thursday, February 9. It is a contest between the top two teams in the ICC Test rankings, feels former coach Ravi Shastri. That spin is likely to play a big role in the competition.
And Ravichandran Ashwin’s performance will be crucial for Team India. Ashwin needs one wicket to complete 450 wickets in Tests. And once again this experienced spinner can be successful to show his magic.
Although Ravi Shastri has advice for Ashwin. One thing you don’t wish for him. That’s over-planning. He is very good at what he is doing. He is an important player here. His form will decide the series. If he sets fire to both the departments. So he can very well decide the outcome of the series.
He is world class in most situations. But in Indian conditions that can be fatal. If the ball is turning, he has plenty to trouble the batsmen with.
Ravi Shastri said that he prefers to make Kuldeep the third spinner ahead of Akshar Patel.
As far as the second spinner is concerned. I want to see Kuldeep playing. You have Ravindra Jadeja, Akshar Patel and they are pretty similar.
Also, if you lose the toss. want more If the ball spins. If any Who can spin the ball on the first day. That would be Kuldeep. If there is nothing much on the pitch. So that can come into play.
ind vs aus border-gavaskar trophy game is about to start in nagpur.