Indian ace spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is confident of putting up a good show in the England Test series, both personally and from the team’s point of view.
While Ashwin has been sidelined from the limited overs scheme of things, he still remains a vital cog in the Indian Test setup. He will join hands with Ravi Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav in the Indian spin department.
“We know we are a good team. It is all about responding to the situations that are thrown at us. Sometimes I feel we overcook ourselves, over prepare ourselves. It is very important to stay in the moment and react to it.
What also will be crucial is how well we adapt and acclimatize earlier on in the series. But once we do, that it is all about responding to the situations and having that belief that you can retaliate at any point in time. In a long Test series, we are going to commit mistakes, and likewise, we are going to expect the opposition to commit mistakes,” Ashwin told ICC in an interview.
Having played a lot of cricket in England over the past years including county, Ashwin is confident of getting use to the conditions. “I know England really well. It’s a lovely place and I enjoy going to England. I look forward to going there and enjoying playing cricket there.
“I want to try and use all my experience over the years that I have played Test cricket for, and make it for the best use, make sure that I give my best there, and come out as another cricketer who has learned as much as it is possible to learn from other tours,” the ace spinner concluded.
The five-match Test series begins from the 1st of August