Reason of Ashwin Selection in T20 WC Team Finally Revealed

Rohit Sharma

BCCI secretary Jay Shah on Wednesday announced team India’s 15-man squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup. There were some shocking inclusions and exclusions in the team. India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin made it to the squad after four years of absence.

But many critics are asking questions on Ravichandran Ashwin’s inclusion in the Indian team. Ashwin hasn’t done much in the Indian Premier League. His performance remains normal. So, his IPL performance is not the reason for his inclusion in the Indian team.

It is reported by multiple sources that team India’s limited over vice-captain Rohit Sharma played a huge role in Ashwin’s selection in the Indian team. Rohit Sharma is the senior most player in the Indian team after skipper Virat Kohli. In the current Indian squad Rohit Sharma is the only player who has previously won the trophy back in 2007.

Recently in a news channel, Rohit Sharma’s was questioned about Ashwin’s inclusion in the Indian team. Sharma said that Ashwin has loads of experience and his presence is essential for the team.

The selectors thought of Rohit’s opinion before selecting Ashwin in the Indian team. Skipper Virat Kohli also insisted on bringing Ashwin back into the team.

Virat Kohli previously said that Ashwin’s door in the Indian team will be open only if Washington Sundar goes the other way. Sundar is currently struggling with a finger injury and his performances has also dipped recently.

India’s chief selector Chetan Sharma said that Ashwin has been constantly playing in the IPL and is one of the most experienced players in the team. Therefore, his inclusion in the Indian team after four years makes some sense. Chetan Sharma concluded that Ashwin has been added keeping in mind UAE’s dry pitches which is ideal for off spinners.

Chetan Sharma also commented on Yuzvendra Chahal’s exclusion from the Indian team. He said that the team needs fast spin bowlers in UAE tracks. Therefore, Rahul Chahar is selected in place of Chahal.