Today's Paper Archive Classifieds Subscriptions RSS Feeds Site Map ePaper Mobile Apps Social
SEARCH

Sport » Cricket

Updated: October 30, 2013 03:16 IST

It has been a tight series so far, Ashwin says

Staff Reporter
Share  ·   Comment   ·   print   ·  
R. Ashwin
The Hindu R. Ashwin

Revealing that India had been surprised by the way pitches have behaved in the ongoing ODI series against Australia, R. Ashwin claimed the team would not focus too much on the track ahead of its crucial match at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday.

The off-spinner said he would enjoy the additional burden that may fall upon him, if the quicker bowlers were unable to improve their form.

“I feel it is a really exciting prospect to do something that is not in your zone. I should be enjoying bowling in the death or Power Play. Everybody is not going to have the best of days, so we got to really stand up for each other.”

George Bailey sympathised with the bowlers, while adding that planning has acquired greater importance in light of the recent rule changes in ODI cricket.

“I like to have conversations particularly with the bowlers because I think they are the ones that you can have the most influence on in a game. The batters are out there on their own.

“You got to try and keep a smile on the bowlers’ faces. The challenge is to be really consistent with their approach mentally.

“Certainly, the group that we have at the moment, I will back each and every one of them every time. I think they are a very good bowling attack and can knock any side over in the world,” he added.

More In: Cricket | Sport
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor


O
P
E
N

close

Recent Article in Cricket

The meeting comes in the wake of Supreme Court making it clear yesterday that N. Srinivasan cannot head BCCI till he comes out clean in a probe conducted against him and 12 others mentioned by the Justice Mudgal Committee report in the IPL betting and spot fixing scandal. File Photo

BCCI convenes Emergent Working Committee meeting on April 20

Heeding to the demands of some affiliated State units, BCCI has decided to convene an Emergent Working Committee meeting in Mumbai on Apr... »