R Ashwin is one of the greatest spinners in international cricket. The champion spinner will play a major role in the upcoming Test series against England. Ahead of the first Test, Dale Steyn has given his opinion on off-spinner Ravi Ashwin.
According to him, Ashwin can be India’s biggest trump card as Englishmen have a history of struggling against the spinners.
“Maybe it’s out-of-the-box thinking here from me, but I think we’re putting a lot of emphasis on the seamers when someone like R Ashwin might be the biggest key for India. As these five Test matches go on, I think spin will be the difference,” wrote Steyn in his column for ESPNcrincinfo.
“Ashwin is the kind of bowler who bowls tons and tons of overs. Teams like England and Australia, who are so good at playing seamers and seamer-friendly conditions, don’t tend to play spin particularly well. So Ashwin might be the biggest trump card that India has going forward,” added Steyn.
Ashwin has accumulated 413 wickets in Test cricket and is the second-ranked bowler in the ICC ratings.