R Ashwin and Ishan Kishan did not get a chance in Team India’s playing XI in the final of the World Test Championship, after which there is a lot of discussion on social media.
The final of the World Test Championship between India and Australia is being played at The Oval ground in London. India won the toss and decided to bowl first and captain Rohit Sharma decided to field four fast bowlers in the playing XI. In such a situation, both Ishan Kishan and R Ashwin did not get a place in the playing eleven. Jadeja was preferred instead of KS Bharat and Ashwin instead of Ishan.
Discussion on social media about Ishan and Ashwin
Cricket fans are infuriated by KS Bharat being played instead of Ishan in the playing XI. Rohit Sharma is being trolled fiercely on social media. There is a lot of discussion on social media about the exclusion of Ishan Kishan and R Ashwin from the playing XI. In the Test format, both these players have done well in the last few matches. Ashwin was the second highest wicket-taker in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but here he did not find a place in the playing XI.
What did Rohit say on Ashwin at the time of the toss?
At the time of the toss, Rohit Sharma had also given a statement regarding Ashwin not being given a place in the playing XI. He had said that this decision has been taken keeping in mind the condition of the Oval. Describing Ashwin as the match winner, Rohit said, “We have Jadeja as our spinner in the WTC final. Although Ashwin has been our match-winner for so many years, but you have to do what is required for the team and finally considering the conditions here, we decided to play Jadeja.
India’s playing XI against Australia for WTC final
Rohit Sharma, Shubman Gill, Cheteshwar Pujara, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Ravindra Jadeja, KS Bharat (wk), Shardul Thakur, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj