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5 reasons why Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja can make a comeback to the Indian ODI team

The experienced duo of Ashwin and Jadeja can challenge the promising spin twins, Chahal and Kuldeep.

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Top 5 / Top 10 01 Mar 2018, 03:42 IST
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Ashwin and Jadeja are highly experienced players
Jadeja and Ashwin are highly experienced players

There’s no denying the fact that the spin twins, Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have done a commendable job on the South African tour. However, one must not forget that Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have played well over the years for India.

India’s lack of wicket-taking ability in the middle overs prompted the team management to look out for other options other than the tried and tested combination of Ashwin and Jadeja. Fortunately, Chahal and Kuldeep delivered the goods when required but the question is will they continue to do so?

Here are five reasons why Ashwin and Jadeja can make a comeback to the Indian ODI squad.


#1 Experience

3rd Momentum ODI: South Africa v India
Chahal and Kuldeep have a long way to go

Chahal and Kuldeep are good but they are inexperienced. Ashwin and Jadeja have seen lots of ups and downs in their career and know how to hold their nerves in critical situations.

One would argue, how would youngsters gain experience if they are not given an opportunity to perform? That is right, and they were given the opportunity which they grabbed with both hands. Now, they will have to keep performing.

A dip in performance from youngsters and a revitalized show from the veterans can turn the tables. Ashwin and Jadeja have played a lot of games in the Indian Premier League (IPL) as well as International games. They know how to handle pressure. And that might bring them back in the squad if the rising stars fail to shine consistently in the coming matches.

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