Ashwin and Zaheer Khan
India have not had a quality left arm-seamer after Zaheer Khan

India and Australia will lock horns for the third and final match of the ongoing series on Wednesday, March 22, at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.

Ahead of the do-or-die game, several experts assessed what went wrong for India in the first two games. Everyone, in unison, pointed out Indian batters’ struggle against left-arm seamers.

Notably, Mitchell Starc has troubled Indian batters in the ongoing series and has taken eight wickets in the first two games, including a five-wicket haul in the last match.

After the match, Rohit disagreed with the popular notion that Indians are struggling against left-arm seamers but Ravichandran Ashwin, who is preparing for the forthcoming season of the IPL, spoke in length about India’s struggles and said that the Men in Blue failed to find a quality left-arm seamer after Zaheer Khan.

“Once Zaheer Khan retired, India have not found a quality left-arm seamer. It is not just India, but everyone struggles against left-arm seamers, which is why they fetch a premium value at the IPL auctions.”

“We have had a history of difficulties facing left-arm seamers. Trent Boult troubled us during the 2019 World Cup, which saw our ouster from the tournament. In the nets, we face Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Umesh Yadav, who are all fantastic, but what a left-arm seamer brings to the table is unparalleled. We do not have a left-arm seamer, which is why we fail to put pressure on the opponent.”

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