IND vs AFG: After losing the first two matches of the T20 World Cup, every match has now become a do or die. So always want to win.
After losing the first two matches of the T20 World Cup, every match has now become a do or die. On Wednesday, captain Virat Kohli brought the most experienced spinner in his squad to Playing XI for an important match against Afghanistan.
On Wednesday, Virat Kohli announced the playing XI, which also included R Ashwin. Mystery spinner Varun Chakraborty has been replaced by him in the playing XI. After 1577 days, Ashwin was given the opportunity to play T20 matches. Ashwin, who made the T20 squad four years later, remained on the bench for the first two matches.
During the toss, Virat Kohli said, ‘Varun Chakraborty has a minor injury. That is why he is not playing the match today. He was replaced by R Ashwin. At the same time, Surya Kumar Yadav also said that he is back in the team. Kohli has been criticized for not giving R Ashwin a chance in the team for some time. Now that the team needs to win by a huge margin, Kohli has brought him back into the team.
Veteran cricketer Sunil Gavaskar also spoke about giving a place to R Ashwin in the team. He said there were no left-handed batsmen in the Afghanistan batting line-up, so Ashwin could play an important role. According to top-class spinners like Little Master and R Ashwin, it does not matter whether he is bowling to a right-handed batsman or a left-handed batsman, he will perform better in the Abu Dhabi conditions.