WTC final 2023: Why Ashwin is not playing vs Aus

Ashwin is the best spinner on the current team, but he is not included in the playing 11 against Australia at the WTC final 2023. India is not able to win any ICC event in recent times. The last time also India lost the world Test championship title against the New Zealand team. Before the WTC final at the Oval against Australia, there was a considerable debate about playing 11 for team India. But everyone was surprised by seeing the name Ravinder Jadeja instead of Ravi Ashwin. The team India is playing with Adidas Jersey.

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On the WTC final 2023 first day of the match, Rohit Sharma won the toss and chose to field first. The surface of the pitch looks greener. He might have thought about seam and swing. India Includes 4 pacers and 1 spinner in the playing 11. The pacers are Mohd Shami, Umesh Yadav, Mohd Siraj, and Shardul Thakur. The only spinner playing on the team is R Jadeja. India took the 3 wickets before Australia cross the 100 mark. But after that, Travis Head played an inning of a lifetime with an unbeaten 146 on day 1. He is accompanied by Steve Smith who is not out on 95. Travis’s head playing at a strike rate of above 90.0 which is more concerning for India.

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Jadeja vs Ashwin at WTC final 2023

The WTC final 2023 is the talk of the town after the IPL 2023 is over. But before the match all the talk about who’s going to include in the playing 11 between Jadeja vs Ashwin. Ashwin has a better overseas record than Jadeja and more experience. But Rohit and Team India include Jadeja for playing 11. Rohit Sharma should remember that this is not IPL where the impact player rule applies. This is the world test championship final.

Ravichandran Ashwin has a better variety than Jadeja. He can be very impactful on the surface where the ball is not turning. Jadeja is known for his quick spin bowling. He doesn’t have the variety of spin. He bowls quickly. Whereas Ashwin is a threat to batsmen especially left-handed batsmen. He can mix his pace very well. He has a better record against Australia than Jadeja. Moreover, he can bat down the order as well. I think Team India includes Jadeja for his batting ability. But on paper, Ashwin is a more accomplished batsman than Jadeja.

Each and every session is very important for Team India on Day 2. Let’s hope Jadeja performs well in the coming days on WTC final 2023 to help Team India win their first-ever WTC title.

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