Ravindran Ashwin Feels They Have Long Way To Understand T20s
By CricShots - Nov 17, 2022 5:12 pm
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The veteran Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has opined that India still needs to learn and implement a lot of new things in the T20s. His remarks came after Team India witnessed a humiliating exit from T20 World Cup following a ten-wicket defeat to the eventual champions England in the semis. Ashwin’s key areas of focus were the Orange and Purple Caps that are awarded in the IPL each year and he mentioned that the move of only highlighting the volume of runs scored and wickets taken needs a bit of rethinking.

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Ravichandran Ashwin

In the latest video on his Youtube channel, Ravichandran Ashwin said, “I feel we have a long way to go in understanding T20 cricket. It’s important to know how the end user is consuming the game. Based on that only the rest of the things will start happening. Let’s start with the IPL itself.”

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He further added, “We have orange and purple caps. Both have a significant volume when it comes to the IPL. It talks about volume of runs and volume of wickets. Whether we need a rethink on that itself is my thought.”

Apart from failing to make the finals of the recently-concluded T20 World Cup down under, Team India had also failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final (2022) earlier as they crashed out from the Super 4 following losses against arch-rivals Pakistan and the eventual champions Sri Lanka.

However, the Indian team has been really successful in the bilateral T20I series and has not lost any home or away series in the last year. Ravichandran Ashwin, on the other hand, has been retained by the inaugural edition winners Rajasthan Royals (RR) for IPL 2023.

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Ravichandran Ashwin had a good 2022 season for RR as he scored 191 runs in 17 matches averaging 27.29 and at a strike rate of 141.48 including a half-century. With the ball in hand, he took 12 scalps to his name at an economy of 7.51. Ashwin finished the T20 World Cup with six wickets from as many games.