India Will Dominate This Tournament Like Aussies Did in 2003, 2007: Ashwin

Written by N Krishnamurthy

Out-of-favour India offspinner R Ashwin said that Virat Kohli-led team would dominate the ongoing World Cup like Australia did in 2003 and 2007.

India have posted impressive wins in both their World Cup matches so far, against South Africa and Australia.

“…India will go on to dominate this World Cup like Australia did in 2003 and 2007,” the bowler said after launching the ‘Ashwin Foundation’, which aims to help young cricketers at his Gen-Next Cricket Institute.

“Chahal and Kuldeep have been doing well for a while now. Chahal has performed well in the World Cup also,” he added.

On offspinners not being preferred in the playing XI these days, Ashwin said that things would soon change.

“I think off spin is not very much (seen these days). The commodity in the game has changed. A lot of cricketers are right handers and requirement of left-arm spinners are lot more. But I think what goes comes around.

“Requirement of off-spinner in shortest format has become lesser but if you look at the IPL this year it was Harbhajan Singh and myself…I did not necessarily bowl offspin, it is perception and it will change, if you give can yourself a chance,” he said.

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