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Joe Root says R Ashwin is “always trying to find ways of getting you out” in the IND vs ENG match

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<p>Ravichandran Ashwin’s range, aggressive mentality, and unwavering pursuit of wickets have impressed former England captain and batting mainstay Joe Root. According to Root, Ashwin is an experienced Indian off-spinner who rarely believes in wearing down the opposition.</p>
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<p>Ashwin, who became just the second Indian after Anil Kumble to surpass 500 wickets in the conventional format, will play his 100th Test during the fifth match against England, which begins on March 7 in Dharamsala.</p>
<p>During an interview with former England captains Mike Atherton and Nasser Hussain for the Sky Sports cricket podcast, Root said, “Ashwin is always trying to find ways of getting you out rather than trying to wear you down, over long periods of time.”</p>
<p>Root, who is now enjoying a break in the series with his teammates, said that Ashwin’s endless bowling variation keeps batsmen guessing.</p>
<p>He employs creases in a different way than conventional off-spinners. He can go wider, utilize side spin, over spin, get very close to the stumps, and do a variety of other tricks with the carrom ball.</p>
<p>“It is imperative that you exercise extreme caution towards the various threats that he presents and ensure that your skill sets are strong enough to counter and stay ahead of him,” the former England captain said.</p>
<p>Root provided some insight into Ashwin’s style of play by stating that the Tamil Nadu player often bowls six different deliveries in a single over.</p>
<p>“Ashwin is ensuring that you do not play the ball that came before.” He often beats both edges and is extremely skilled at dragging you over the crease and positioning your head on one side of it,” the man said.</p>
<p>Ashwin presents distinct risks while bowling with fresh and old balls, according to Root.</p>
<p>Because of his seam placement and his deft maneuvering around the glossy side with the increased skid, there are many issues to deal with.</p>
<p>Thus, it is essential that you arrive at your position a little bit sooner. In addition, he said, “He can drift the ball away and bring the slip fielder into play.”</p>
<p>Root also compared Nathan Lyon, the other outstanding off-spinner of this age, to Ashwin. In 128 Test matches, the 36-year-old Australian has claimed 527 wickets.</p>
<p>“I believe that Lyon’s game plan revolves around getting over the top of the ball, getting the bowl bounce, knee rolling high, and attempting to incorporate as much leg slip and short leg as possible into the game over the first half of the Test match.</p>
<p>Then, simply gradually slow down and drift broader into it at his rate. There are those traces, you know, of what Mitchell Starc has so graciously done for him over an extended length of time,” said Root.</p>
<p>The much-discussed “Bazball” strategy of England hasn’t exactly succeeded in this series against India, as the visitors are already down 1-3.</p>
<p>However, Root said that the England team is not yet experiencing frustration.</p>
<p>“Don’t assume that the team is very irritated. Compared to many, many years ago, our top rank has been far more stable. However, it may be difficult to attack the bat in this region of the globe, particularly in the second inning.</p>
<p>However, the greater goal is to improve upon our current performance rather than to go ahead. We may sometimes have to be a little more realistic, but this squad never looks back, so we must seize every chance to grow,” he said.</p>
<p>Jonny Bairstow, who will play in his 100th Test match in Dharamsala, has not been well with the bat, scoring just 170 runs in four Test matches and failing to reach even fifty.</p>
<p>Still, Root supported his fellow Yorkshireman to make his breakthrough sooner rather than later.</p>
<p>“Along with the other lads, I met him at a Yorkshire scholarship program when he was twelve years old. Even back then, he was a celebrity, and he had the difficult responsibility of living up to his father’s (former England wicketkeeper David Bairstow) reputation.</p>
<p>However, Jonny has consistently performed well and become stronger. He expresses his feelings via his clothing,” stated Root.</p>


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