The time has come for Ravichandran Ashwin to show his winning performance: Sanjay Manjrekar

Former Indian Cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar thinks that the time has finally come for Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin to win a game for Team India in overseas conditions. Sanjay once again said his long-held stance that the off-spinner isn’t as good a match-winner in SENA countries as Ashwin is in turning conditions, saying it still needs improvement.

Ravichandran Ashwin was the pick of the bowlers for India on Day 3 of the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand. On a fairly fresh pitch, the 34-year-old bowled well, giving his side a breakthrough as he made Tom Latham succumb his innings to his delivery and giving up just 20 runs in the process.

Manjrekar speaking to ESPNcricinfo, “He is surely a high-class bowler but I will again tell everyone that he’s a brilliant match-winner on turning pitches in India. But this is his third tour to England – he’s been to Australia three times and twice to South Africa – and here he hasn’t shown a long impactful spell yet to win the game for India. The time has come for Ashwin to do just that,” he said.

Ashwin’s wicket was followed by another tedious phase of attritional bowling by Team India.  Fast Bowler Ishant Sharma provided a second break as Devon Conway was caught at mid-on – during the end of the day.


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