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Ravichandran Ashwin Still Hopeful of Limited Overs Comeback for India

Cricketnext Staff |September 19, 2018, 8:22 AM IST
Ravichandran Ashwin Still Hopeful of Limited Overs Comeback for India

Ravichandran Ashwin might have last played a white ball game for India in July of 2017, but he remains hopeful of a comeback to the limited-overs fray before the 2019 ICC World Cup.

“I didn’t do too much wrong to be going out in the white-ball scheme of things. But I definitely believe that is was a zone where I needed to improve and achieve better things,” Ashwin said at the ‘Salaam Cricket 2018’ event on Monday.

Ashwin was quick to give credit Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav – both of whom have become regulars for India in ODIs and T20s over the past year – but the fact that he wasn’t dropped due to form has him believing his time will come again.

“There is competition in terms of Chalal and Kuldeep, who have done extremely well in the last few months. Massive credit to them. But I do feel there will be a time for me at some stage because I didn’t go out due to bad performances.

“I’m always hopeful of what I can achieve in any given game. I believe I can crack a game open with the way I bowl because I’m a very brave bowler. Keeping all these things in mind, [the] World Cup is something that every cricketer wants to play and I do want to play it.”

Ashwin has played 111 ODIs for India in which he has taken 150 wickets at an average of 32.91. His T20 record makes for even better reading; in 46 matches he has taken 52 wickets at an average of 22.94.

He was also a part of the Indian cricket team that last won the ICC World Cup in 2011.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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