Ravichandran Ashwin for the World Cup? Rohit Sharma’s ‘In The Line’ Reply Sends Cricket World Into Frenzy

Rohit Sharma admitted that R Ashwin was in the plan of things for the World Cup.©AFP

Indian cricket team captain Rohit Sharma has admitted that veteran all-rounder Ravichandran Ashwin is in the plan of things for the World Cup, following Axar Patel’s injury. Axar suffered a left quadriceps strain during India’s Asia Cup Super 4 match against Bangladesh last week. Washington Sundar replaced Axar in the team and was sent straight into the playing XI for the final against Sri Lanka on Sunday. Rohit revealed that he is in constant touch with Ashwin, and the veteran spin-bowling all-rounder is in the know when it comes to India’s World Cup squad.

“As an all-rounder, Ashwin is in the queue. I spoke to him on the phone. The injury happened to Axar at the last minute. Washington was available so he had to come and play the role for us,” said Rohit during the post-match press conference.

On the decision to include Sundar in the squad, Rohit said the Asian Games-bound youngster is ready for the match.

“He (Washington) was fit for cricket because he was part of the Asian Games camp (in Bangalore). I was very clear with the players about their roles. Everyone is aware,” he said. he adds.

In the Asia Cup final, Mohammed Siraj took six wickets, including four in one over, as India bowled out Sri Lanka for a measly 50.

Sri Lanka were bowled out in 15.2 overs after opting to bat first in Colombo, but Siraj shone with figures of 6-21.

In response, India chased down the total without any problem in 6.1 overs.

As per ICC regulations, squads must be finalized by September 28, with India’s first match at the World Cup taking place against Australia in Chennai on October 8.

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