Haven’t seen such body language in Indian players in a long time, Ashwin’s exclusion is a mystery: Vengsarkar | Cricket News – Times of India

New Delhi: Former chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar has said he did not see the Indian team as “off-color” as it was against New Zealand for a long time and has repeatedly called for an inquiry into Ashwin’s omission from the playing XI.
“The team was looking colorful and the players were fading. I don’t know if it’s bio-bubble fatigue or something else. I haven’t seen such body language among the players for a long time,” Vengsarkar told PTI a day after India’s eight-wicket defeat to New Zealand.

“It was a very poor performance, be it batting or bowling. This format wants you to be energetic from one ball,” added the former India captain.
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In the first two games, India picked Bharuwan Chakraborty and Rabindra Jadeja as the two spinners, excluding Ashwin, who made the white ball team four years later.
Vengsarkar will not understand the rationale behind taking Ashwin to the team if he does not go to play.

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“Why is Ashwin being left out for so long? It is a matter of investigation. He is your best spinner across the format with over 600 international wickets. He is your most senior spinner and you don’t pick him.
“I don’t understand. He hasn’t played a single match in the England Test series. So why are you taking him on the team? It’s a mystery to me.”

Hardik Pandya bowled for the first time in the tournament on Sunday but has not bowled regularly for a long time and is being picked more as an expert batsman.
“We’re very top-three dependent. When they don’t fire, the team gets in more trouble. I can’t sit here and talk about Hardick’s fitness. I can only say that as an all-rounder if you can’t contribute to the bat, you You’re under pressure. ”

Regarding Rohit Sharma’s promotion to number three to accommodate Ishan Kishan, Vengsarkar said it seems to be a single step since Suryakumar Yadav was injured.
Most of the batsmen failed to clear the border in Dubai and this is another concern for Vengsarkar.
“We need to have big boundaries in the IPL, especially in India. Most of our batsmen were caught deep yesterday,” the 65-year-old added.

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