Australia Batter Matt Renshaw thinks of the threat Indian Spinner R Ashwin poses in the upcoming Four-Match Test series on Indian Field.
Keeping it Short
- Ashwin is a smart bowler with a lot of variations and he uses them very well: Matt Renshaw.
- Australian batter Matt Renshaw is ready to face the Indian Spin Monster.
- Ashwin Could prove to be dangerous for Australia’s left-handers in Indian Conditions.
By Crox Media Desk: Australia batter Matt Renshaw has admitted that spinner Ravindrachandran Ashwin will be one of the difficult bowlers to face in the four-test series commencing February 9 in India.
With the Border-Gavaskar Series set to begin in November, much attention is being paid to how Pat Cummins will face the Indian off-spinner, who made history in 2021 by becoming the first bowler to take 200 left-handed wickets.
With Australia’s heavy batsmen lineup right on the top left-handers Like David Warner, Travis Head, and wicketkeeper Alex Carey, Ashwin could be more than a handful for the visitors during high profile series.
Matt Renshaw, 26, was quoted as saying by the Australian Associated Press, “Ashwin is difficult to face. He is a smart bowler with a lot of variations and he uses them very well, but you do get used to him once you have faced him for a while”
“I think the big challenge from Ashwin and any off-spinner in spinning conditions to a left-hander is LBW threat” Renshaw indicated Australia should think of Ashwin’s delivery, which doesn’t spin and has led to many dismissals”
“I think two years batting at No 5 had assisted me with bowling spin. I know my game is way better now and I am a lot more comfortable in different situations” He added.
Renshaw was a member of the team that toured India in 2017 and battled first in all but one of the four tests. Renshaw was dismissed once by the R Ashwin, in the first Test at Pune, but not before he had scored a half-century. The Australian, who would most likely bat at No.5 if selected for the upcoming tour, was confident for the upcoming challenges.