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R Ashwin Will Prove To Be One Of The Most Challenging Opponents During The India Series: Matt Renshaw

Matt Renshaw, a batsman for Australia, has stated that Ravichandran Ashwin, a spin bowler, will be one of the most difficult spinners for his team to face during the four-Test series that will begin in India on February 9.

The Border-Gavaskar series is about to begin in Nagpur, and a lot of attention is being paid to how the Australian team captained by Pat Cummins will compete against the Indian off-spinner, who made history in 2021 by becoming the first bowler to collect 200 wickets against left-handed batters.

Ashwin could prove to be more than a nuisance for the visitors during the high-profile series due to the fact that Australia’s batting lineup is stocked with left-handers, including David Warner, Usman Khawaja, Travis Head, wicketkeeper Alex Carey, and Renshaw himself.

“Ashwin is a challenging opponent to deal with. It takes some time to get used to him, but he is a clever bowler who has a lot of different variations and who is very good at using them. However, if you play against him often enough, you will “On Wednesday, the Australian Associated Press cited Renshaw, who is 26 years old, as saying something.

I believe that the threat of leg before wicket posed by Ashwin and any other off-spinner in spinning conditions poses the greatest difficulty for left-handed batters. Renshaw suggested that Australia should be mindful of Ashwin’s delivery because it does not spin and has led to a significant number of dismissals due to leg before wicket.

“The one that twists and causes you to be caught at slip is the one that comes to everyone’s mind first, but the lbw that doesn’t spin is the one that causes the most trouble. You simply need to be prepared for that particular challenge.

“I believe that batting fifth for those two years was beneficial for me when it came to face spin. I have a much better understanding of how to play the game, and I am much more at ease in a variety of settings “he continued.

Renshaw was a member of the team that travelled to India in 2017, and he started the batting order for all but one of the four tests that they played there. Renshaw had almost reached the half-century mark when Ashwin finally got rid of him in the first test match, which took place in Pune.

The Australian, who would most likely bat at No. 5 if given a chance to play in the XI on the forthcoming tour, was however sure that his team would be a formidable opponent.

“We have a quality group, and it is going to be difficult to push my way into the lineup. However, I am confident that I will be ready to contribute if given the opportunity.” Renshaw stated that his time spent playing in the Big Bash League (BBL) with Brisbane Heat was assisting him in his preparation for the series because the team had a large number of spinners.

Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann, and Marnus Labuschagne are some of the leg spinners that the Heat have, and Renshaw has stated that he is practising with SG balls in preparation for the India series.

According to Renshaw, “the Singapore ball is a little bit different, so we are just trying to prepare as well as we can throughout this BBL schedule if we have a window to hit red balls.”

“Conditions in India are very different from those in the United States, therefore we are doing our best to simulate them as closely as possible.

We had planned to do some preparation with the (Australian) squad in Sydney in the event that (the Heat) were eliminated from the competition; but, we just kept winning and are now in the (BBL) finals.

“We have got a good week and a bit in India before the first Test, so there will be plenty of time to prepare there as well,” he continued. “We have got a good week and a bit in India before the first Test.”

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