Leaving out Ashwin makes no sense: Bedi

Leaving out Ashwin makes no sense: Bedi

Leaving out Ashwin makes no sense: Bedi

Impressed by India’s brilliant showing at Lord’s, spin legend Bishen Singh Bedi feels the only trick the team has missed so far in England is not playing Ravichandran Ashwin.

“Ideally, Ashwin should have played in the both the games. Again it’s not Stuart Binny’s fault that he’s been thrust there. He has no utility when he doesn’t even get an over in the second innings,” Bedi said.

“It’s not about a winning combination, it’s about getting your act together. You don’t pick Ashwin and get Murali (Vijay) to bowl off-spinners, it doesn’t make sense. Both teams missed out on this front. Of course, England missed out more and India capitalised on it,” said the former left-arm spinner.

Bedi said England are looking “helplessly hopeless” and playing below par cricket but that cannot take anything away from India’s brilliant showing at Lord’s.

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