Team India face a dilemma going into the 6th ODI against Australia with MS Dhoni’s bowling unit under-performing.
Team India face a dilemma going into the 6th ODI against Australia with MS Dhoni’s bowling unit under-performing. The 6th ODI presents a do-or-die encounter for India as they trail the series 1-2 with the last two games abandoned due to rain. With Team India struggling in the bowling department, their strike bowler off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin insisted that the home team was under no added pressure.
Speaking to the press ahead of the game he said, “There is no pressure as such we are just going out and enjoying ourselves. This game is going to be crucial, so we just want to enjoy ourselves and see where we can take it. It has been a good and tight series so far.”
The Indian bowling attack has been sent to the cleaners by the Oz batsmen including captain George Bailey and opener Aaron Finch. Ashwin, who too has been a disappointment so far, said every bowler has been trying to improve. “We are constantly looking to improve as such. There are always areas that you can work on, constantly looking to improve on. I have been trying to work on bowling more and more because that’s the only way that you can get better. There is nothing as such to worry. The name of the game is to keep improving,” said the off-spinner.
Ashwin says he is enjoying the extra pressure by bowling at the death or in powerplays. “Personally I feel that if an additional burden is given to me, I am going to enjoy it. When you are representing the nation you and if the person next to you is not having a great day it is your responsibility to stand up.
“I feel it is a really exciting prospect to do something that is not in your zone probably like bowling at the death, bowling in the powerplay (overs). Honestly everybody is not going to have the best of days and we have got to really stand up for each other.”
With two vital games coming up, Ravichandran Ashwin has to raise his bar or he would get himself relegated to the reserves bench
With Agencies inputs