Ravichandran Ashwin proved to be an enemy of England in the first two tests and, well aware of his abilities now, visited the skipper Joe Koren on Tuesday, he described the Indian off-spinner as a “world-class performer” in all conditions.
So far, Ashwin has already taken 17 wickets from the series and is expected to add a little more to his kitten in the third test, which starts here on Wednesday.
“Yes, he (Ashwin) is a world-class performer. I think it was quite complicated for everyone, but as you mentioned, the leftists in particular are against him … because you know how good he is, how good his record is against leftists in world cricket, “Ruth said.
Ashwin, 34, was They grow kohliis a man in this series. In addition to his nine wickets in the first test and eight in the second, Ashwin also marked a century on the Chepuak track, where most of the specialist batsmen fight against the turning ball.
“So he’s a great performer at home and the boys just have to keep working hard to try to figure out how to score every run,” Ruth added.
The English captain said that during his hundredth year, he watched Ashwin upset his left-handed Jack Leach and did not allow him to buy a certain length.
“I watched him play Leachy in the previous game and noted the hundred, how he used the crease to his advantage, not just going down the door, but also going deep into his crease and trying to make it very difficult for Jack to buy a length there,” he added. he.
He also praised young wikis Risabh Pant for his wadding skills, but said he was giving the opposition a chance.
“We know that Rishab is extremely talented, but he will give you a chance and we just have to be ready to take him when he comes,” Ruth said.
The root was praise for the renovated Motera Stadium, calling it fantastic terrain.
“This is a phenomenal stadium. I’m sure it will see brilliant cricket over the years. We hope that the wicket can give very good cricket and both sides can do it. I’m sure the atmosphere inside will be electric.
“It was great to see the fans in the previous game, so I’m sure with the capacity of this land, that noise will go up again, and that’s what you want to be a part of these great games,” Ruth said.
This will be the first international match at the renovated stadium.