New Delhi. The first test match between India and England was drawn due to rain. Although the victory of Team India was visible in this match, but due to rain, not a single ball could be bowled on the fifth and last day. After what Virat Kohli said after the match was drawn, it is being speculated that R Ashwin may have to sit out in this entire series against England.
Kohli said that he has found the best playing XI combination. The Indian captain said that this team will be an ideal team for us going forward. This statement of Kohli means that India can go in the remaining 4 matches also with the combination of 4 fast bowlers and one spinner. In such a situation, it will be difficult for R Ashwin, because taking this team forward will mean that only one of R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja will get a chance.
Jadeja was given attention
In the first Test, Jadeja was given preference over Ashwin. Jadeja could not get any success in both the innings of the first test. Although he played a brilliant innings of 56 runs. After R Ashwin was dropped from the first Test, former Indian player VVS Laxman had said that he will always place Ashwin in the playing XI, as he is an attacking option.
He had said that despite the possibility of rain, he would keep Ashwin in the team, because he is a match winner. He had said that Team India needs 4 attacking bowlers and Jadeja can be the 5th bowler. There would have been more chances with Ashwin playing and the situation in the middle overs would have been a bit different.