Kapil Dev opines on R Ashwin’s performance in T20 World Cup 2022
By SMCS - Nov 8, 2022 11:55 am
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Legendary India all-rounder Kapil Dev has said that he is unimpressed with veteran India spinner R Ashwin’s abilities in T20Is. Moreover, he mentioned that Ashwin is lacking confidence and belief while bowling in the ongoing T20 World Cup as well and he believes Ashwin’s most of the wickets came only due to the batter’s fault instead of his bowling as well.

Kapil Dev
Kapil Dev

Meanwhile, R Ashwin was not a key part of the Indian T20I setup until the ongoing tournament, but the team management trusted him throughout the Super 12 stage instead of selecting wrist-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who has enjoyed enough success in the T20 format throughout this year.

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“Until now, Ashwin hasn’t given me the confidence. He picked up wickets today but it didn’t look as if he got them. In fact, batsmen iss tarah out huye ki unhe khud bhi 1-2 wickets lete huye sharam aa rahi thi. He was hiding his face. Picking up wickets obviously gives you that confidence but the Ashwin we know, we haven’t seen him show the same rhythm,” Kapil Dev said on ABP News.

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R Ashwin bowled the 18th overs

When he was asked about whether the veteran will be added to the playing XI for India’s semi-final match against England at the Adelaide Oval, Kapil Dev claimed that it all depends on the choices of the team management as well.

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“It depends on the team management. If they have the confidence on Ashwin, it’s good. He has played the entire tournament so he can adjust if need be. But if you want to surprise the opposition, they can always turn to the wrist-spinner (Chahal). Whoever wins the confidence of the management and captain, will play,” Kapil Dev concluded.