Ravichandran Ashwin, the Indian spin department lead has emerged as the best spinner in the world in the last couple of years and has just been awarded as the ‘Cricketer of the Year’ by ICC. He has developed his bowling in a way which batsman find hard to negotiate. He has many tricks up his sleeve, like the conventional off spinner, the carrom ball, doosra, slider and then he has the floater. If that was not enough the tweaker says that he has developed a new delivery and that has sent batsman across the world in a tizzy. Ravichandran Ashwin missed out on the recently concluded Indian Premier League due to harnea, feels he is fresh and raring to go in the ICC Champions Trophy.
When asked about his new delivery he kept it hush-hush and said, “I might be able to do something new in this tournament hopefully. I think I am equipped enough to do it. Hopefully these two practice games [against New Zealand and Bangladesh] will give me an indication about how well I go in this tournament, and how well my variations will come to fore.”
It seems he will look to try out these deliveries in the practice games just ahead of the ICC Champions Trophy.
“So, just hoping that these practice matches can be put to good use and I bring in something in new to the table and give something new to the team.”
We hope he comes good in the Champions Trophy as that will augur well for team India as India start their defense.