Former India player Saba Karim is backing R Ashwin to play all the one-day internationals against Australia.
The veteran bowler was recalled for three matches despite not being part of the format for long.
Tilak Varma has been kept in the team for the first two games as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, and Hardik Pandya have been rested.
Tilak is a part-time bowler, a luxury that the Men in Blue are looking for. However, Saba doesn’t want the management to prefer the young player over Ashwin.
“When R Ashwin is there, who needs Tilak Varma in the playing XI. I know he can bowl, but keeping Ashwin is more important because he is a match-winner and has more experience. If India are looking to play three spinners in the Playing XI against Australia and the ICC World Cup 2023, I would want Ashwin in the team,’ he said.