Ashwin, Jadeja out of 2019 World Cup race, feels Wassan



 

New Delhi, Feb 15: Former India pacer Atul Wassan on Wednesday dismissed any chances of India's experienced spin pair of Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja being in the scheme of things for the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.



The debate over Ashwin and Jadeja's comeback in coloured clothing arose after the impressive show by the wrist spin twins -- chinaman Kuldeep Yadav and leggie Yuzvendra Chahal -- in the ongoing One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa.



"Well people might say diplomatically they have a chance, but I don't see any chance unless one of Kuldeep or Chahal gets injured," Wassan told IANS on the sidelines of the launch of Sudama Premier League here.



While many cricket experts wanted the team management to give a long rope to Kuldeep and Chahal for their fearless approach and wicket-taking abilities, India's bowling coach Bharat Arun recently said that the "race is not over yet" for Ashwin and Jadeja. 



Skipper Virat Kohli has also been a vocal supporter of the two wrist spinners in limited overs cricket and wants them in the scheme of things for the quadrennial event in England in 2019.



Impressed by the performance of the wrist spin duo, Wassan, the chairman of selectors of the Delhi and District Cricket Association (DDCA), wants the management to let the duo play around 50 matches in different conditions before the World Cup.



"The credit should go to the team management and Virat for backing India's core strength -- spin bowling in alien conditions. And here we have two wrist spinners who have delivered pretty well," he said.



"I think the management should now let these two play 50-60 games in different conditions before taking them to the World Cup. They have a big heart and aren't afraid to flight the ball despite being belted for runs in the fourth game," he added.



Commenting on whether India could have included either of the duo in the Test series, Wassan said: "In hindsight, they could have included one of the mystery spinners.



"One year back, no one would have thought Ashwin and Jadeja would have to fight for their place but that's a healthy competition to have," he added.



Wassan was here to inaugurate the Sudama Premier League, which kicked off with an exhibition match between the organisers and the Delhi Sports Journalists Association (DSJA).



The tournament, comprising of 16 teams, aims at encouraging talent from the financially backward classes of the society by a non-profit organisation Prasar, (People's Right and Social Research Centre).



The promoters have taken the novel way of sourcing players from the BPL and EWS categories for the cricket tournament through screening.

IANS

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