ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Ravichandran Ashwin Makes A Top Prediction About India’s Journey In The Ongoing CWC
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin believes that the Indian national cricket team will dominate in the ongoing 2019 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup as Australia did in 2003 and 2007 ICC Cricket World Cups.
The Indian national cricket team is currently the no.2 ranked ODI side. They are one of the favourite sides to win the ongoing World Cup. In their first two matches of this tournament, India comfortably beat South Africa and the defending champions Australia.
Ravichandran Ashwin believes that India will continue their dominance in this World Cup and imitate the successes of Australia national cricket team in 2003 and 2007 ICC Cricket World Cups.
Under Ricky Ponting‘s captaincy, Australia won the 2003 and 2007 ICC Cricket World Cups by winning all their matches.
Launching the ‘Ashwin Foundation’ that aims to help young cricketers at his Gen-Next Cricket Institute, Ashwin said, “India will go on to dominate this World Cup like Australia did in 2003 and 2007.”
While Australia has won the record number of five Cricket World Cups, India has won two Cricket World Cups in 1983 and 2011. However, India has never won the CWC trophies as an unbeaten side. In the previous edition of CWC (2015), India won their all six matches in the Group Stages and also won the quarter-final match against Bangladesh, but suffered a defeat in the semi-final against the co-host side Australia.
Chahal and Kuldeep have been doing well for a while now – Ravichandran Ashwin
Ashwin said, “Chahal and Kuldeep have been doing well for a while now. Chahal has performed well in the World Cup also.”
In the present time, international teams are lesser dependable on the off-spinners. However, Ashwin feels that the situation can change in future.
Ashwin claimed, “I think off spin is not very much (seen these days). The commodity in the game has changed. A lot of cricketers are right-handers and requirement of left-arm spinners are lot more. But I think what goes comes around.
“Requirement of off-spinner in shortest format has become lesser but if you look at the IPL this year it was Harbhajan Singh and myself…I did not necessarily bowl off-spin, it is perception and it will change, if you give can yourself a chance.”
The off-spinner is returning to the English County Cricket
While the Indian national cricket team is busy in the ongoing Cricket World Cup, Ashwin is getting ready to return to the English County Cricket. In the ongoing season, Ashwin will serve for Nottinghamshire.
The 32-year-old off-spinner quoted, “I will be leaving for England on June 23 to play for English county team Nottinghamshire. Let us see how it goes.”
Ashwin has already experienced the English County Cricket. In 2017 season, he played for Worcestershire.
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