CWC 2023: Why is India’s spinner Ravichandran Ashwin not playing today’s match against Afghanistan?

The Indian cricket team is in the lead after an expected win against Australia on Sunday Rohit SharmaFacing Afghanistan at Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi. India’s first match was played on a pitch in Chennai known for its unpredictable bounce, which posed challenges for stroke-making.

Team India decided not to include the off-spinner in the game against Afghanistan. Ravichandran AshwinIn their XI. The decision reflects various considerations, including the situation at the Arun Jaitley Stadium.

That’s why Ashwin’s name is no more today

Over 700 runs have been scored so far in the only match played at this venue. Batting first, South Africa posted a magnificent total of 428/5 and Sri Lanka managed to score 326 in reply. Considering the high scoring nature of the pitch and the effect of evening dew, the Indian team management decided to include the seam bowler. Shardul Tagore Replaced Ashwin in their XI against Afghanistan.

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Indian captain Rohit Sharma shared an insight into the toss decision, saying, “We wanted to bat second. We saw the amount of dew last evening. The wicket doesn’t seem to change much. We have to bowl well and come back with better batting. We were under pressure at the start (against Australia), but KL and Kohli batted brilliantly and we are very proud of our performance. It was a good game for us and hopefully, we can maintain that momentum. Ashwin is out, and Shardul Tagore has come in for him.”

India’s playing XI battle for Afghanistan

Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma (captain), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wicket-keeper), Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Kuldeep Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammad Siraj.

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