Ravichandran Ashwin (Ravichandran Ashwin) made a big statement about his cricket career in a conversation before the first Warm Cup match against England was canceled due to rain. He admitted on Saturday that the upcoming World Cup 2023 (ICC World Cup 2023) starting from October 5 could be his last World Cup for India.
Ashwin joined the World Cup team due to Axar Patel’s injury.
The experienced spinner has been included in the 15-member squad of the host Indian team for the World Cup 2023 in place of injured Axar Patel. R Ashwin performed brilliantly in the first two ODIs of the recently concluded series against Australia and after this he was selected in the team in place of Patel.
I am enjoying this tournament: Ashwin
Ashwin told ‘Star Sports’, I am in good rhythm and am enjoying this tournament which will keep me in good rhythm. This is my last for India world cup 2023 Maybe that’s why enjoying the tournament is most important. He said about his selection in the Indian team, I would have said about this (selection in the team) that you are joking. But life is full of many ups and downs. To be honest, I did not think that I would be present here with the team. Circumstances have ensured that I am here today, the team management has shown confidence.
Ashwin played his last match in the World Cup in 2015.
Ashwin has played 10 matches for India in World Cup history, the last match of which was in 2015. He has taken 17 wickets at an average of 24.88 and his best performance in this was four wickets for 25 runs. Apart from Virat Kohli, Ashwin is the only member of the current Indian team who was part of the World Cup winning campaign in 2011.
Dealing with pressure will be important: Ashwin
Ashwin said that dealing with pressure will be important. He said, all you can do is make the ball turn both ways and I think I can do that. Dealing with pressure is important in these tournaments and this will decide how the tournament goes.
Ashwin’s cricket career
R Ashwin has so far played 94 Tests, 115 ODIs and 65 International T20 matches for the Indian team. He has taken 489 wickets in Tests, while he has taken 155 wickets in ODI and 72 wickets in T20. He has taken 5 or more wickets 34 times in Tests. Whereas he has made the record of taking all 10 wickets 8 times in Tests.
Teams of all 10 countries participating in the World Cup
India : Rohit Sharma (captain), Hardik Pandya (vice-captain), Shubman Gill, Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ishan Kishan, Suryakumar Yadav.
Australia: Pat Cummins (captain), Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Josh Inglis, Sean Abbott, Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Travis Head, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa, Mitchell Starc.
England : Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Harry Brook, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes.
Pakistan : Babar Azam (captain), Shadab Khan, Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Abdullah Shafiq, Mohammad Rizwan, Saud Shakeel, Iftikhar Ahmed, Salman Ali Aga, Mohammad Nawaz, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, Hasan Ali, Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Wasim.
New Zealand : Kane Williamson (captain), Trent Boult, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway, Lockie Ferguson, Matt Henry, Tom Latham, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee, Will Young.
South Africa : Temba Bavuma (captain), Gerald Coetzee, Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Marco Jansen, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kagiso Rabada, Tabriz. Shamsi, Rassie van der Dussen, Lizaad Williams.
Sri Lanka : Dasun Shanaka (captain), Kusal Mendis (vice-captain), Kusal Perera, Pathum Nissanka, Lahiru Kumara, Dimuth Karunaratne, Sadira Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dhananjay de Silva, Mahish Tikshana, Dunith Vellaage, Kasun Rajitha, Mathisha Pathirana, Dilshan Madushanka. , Dushan Hemantha.
Bangladesh : Shakib Al Hasan (captain), Liton Das, Tanzeed Hasan Tamim, Nazmul Hussain Shanto (vice-captain), Tauheed Hridoy, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah Riyad, Mehdi Hasan Miraj, Nasum Ahmed, Shaq Mahedi Hasan, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, Hasan Mahmood, Noisy Islam, Tanzeem Hasan Saqib.
Afghanistan: Hashmatullah Shahidi (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Ibrahim Zadran, Riaz Hasan, Rahmat Shah, Najibullah Zadran, Mohammad Nabi, Ikram Alikhil, Azmatullah Umarzai, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb Ur Rehman, Noor Ahmed, Fazalhaq Farooqui, Abdul Rehman, Naveen Ul Haq.
Netherlands : Scott Edwards (captain), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackerman, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Clyne, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfikar, Sharij Ahmed, Sybrand Engelbrecht.