With the limited series of rolls made and dusted off, the true Test for India will start now, as they will face England in the five-game test series that will start on August 1 in Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Cricket Control Board in India (BCCI) announced on Wednesday the 18-member squad for the first three Tests of the tour. The team has three spinners in the form of Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja and Kuldeep Yadav. In front of the long cricket ball, the most experienced spinner in India, Ashwin, revealed his enthusiasm for touring England. Speaking about adapting the conditions, Ashwin shed light on the fact that understanding conditions will be crucial and answering situations strategically will be the key.
“It’s a lovely place and I enjoy going to England and playing cricket there, for me, it’s about going there, understanding the situation, we’re a good team, it’s about responding to situations that come our way,” Ashwin told ICC. In an interview .
The 33-year-old, who was not part of the limited series between the two teams, said he hoped to draw on his experience to produce winning matches for his team. Speaking about the preparations for the tour, Ashwin said his preparations have been satisfactory and that he is ready for the challenge.
“Sometimes I feel we cook too much, we get too prepared, it’s important to stay in the moment and react to that, it will be crucial in the way we acclimate ourselves in the series, once we do it, it’s all about reacting to the situation, and having that belief that you can retaliate at any time because it is a long series of tests, we will make mistakes and so will the local team, I want to use my experience for which I have played Test Cricket and try to get better. use
Ashwin played for the last time during the only test against Afghanistan in June. Currently, the most experienced spinner in India has 316 plots of land under his name in 58 games.