Aakash Chopra says, “Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin bowling in tandem doesn’t work”

The former batsman of Team India, Aakash Chopra, has said that the spin-bowling pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja bowling in tandem doesn’t work for India. The Men in Blue defeated Australia by five wickets at the PCA Stadium in Mohali to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match ODI series.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Chopra said both Jadeja and Ashwin were economical, even though Ashwin did not start off well. Ashwin gave away 47 runs while taking the wicket of Marnus Labuschagne in his 10 overs in Mohali.
Chopra said, “The spinners bowled economical spells. Ashwin did not start well; he was hit for a few boundaries. But he was playing ODI cricket after a while, so it can get difficult. However, he bounced back strongly and also claimed a wicket. Ravindra Jadeja was also economical, which is a good thing when the pitch is flat.”
He further said, “My only concern is that Jadeja and Ashwin bowling in tandem doesn’t work. If it were working, the team wouldn’t have looked in a different direction many years ago. India moved away from the duo since they needed spinners who take wickets in the middle overs.”


Sep 23, 2023 4:38 PM