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Ravichandran Ashwin Counters Ravi Shastri’s Suggestion On Fewer Groups Taking part in Check Cricket | Cricket Information

Former Workforce India head coach Ravi Shastri had made a remark saying 10-12 groups can’t be taking part in the longest format of the sport, and in an effort to make sure that Check cricket stays aggressive, solely the highest five-six groups ought to play towards one another. Now, off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has reacted to the suggestion, saying the present system works high quality and he defined his considering behind the thought course of.

Ashwin was talking on his official YouTube channel and it was there the place he spoke concerning the likes of Eire and the way the smaller nations have to be given possibilities to play the longest format.

“Lately Ravi Bhai has additionally stated that Check cricket needs to be made as a format that solely 3-4 (sic) nations play. However when 3-4 nations play, groups like Eire will not get will not get the chance to play. You possibly can ask me what is the relation between Check cricket and T20 cricket. Solely if you play Check cricket, your first-class construction will get higher. And solely when your first-class construction is sweet, individuals will get extra alternatives. And gamers who do effectively in first-class cricket mould their recreation in response to T20 cricket. That is how cricket has formed up,” Ashwin stated.

“You possibly can see that from the highest three robust Check-playing nations, you’ll be able to add it and make it 4-5 as effectively. India, England, and Australia, the first-class construction of those nations is extraordinarily robust. In truth, just a few are suggesting whether or not India’s first-class construction may be improved additional as a result of as we converse, Navdeep Saini and Washington Sundar have gone on and accomplished effectively in county cricket. Likewise, is there a chance for international gamers to come back and play Ranji Trophy? These questions are additionally being raised,” he stated.

Additional speaking about the identical, Ashwin stated: ” How will you strengthen first-class cricket? For that Check cricket must be related in your nation. If Check cricket will not be related, they will not play it with full curiosity. I am at the moment in West Indies and right here we will see that first-class cricket is sort of gone. As a result of there isn’t any base for first-class cricket. Every part is T20 cricket and leagues, their Check cricket has come down drastically and therefore world cricket outcomes are happening. Because the 2016 T20 World Cup, their cricket didn’t go additional. So the inspiration of first-class cricket is absolutely essential.”


Earlier, Shastri had stated that if one desires Check cricket to outlive, then there can’t be 10-12 groups taking part in.

“In order for you Check cricket to outlive you can’t have 10, 12 groups taking part in. Maintain the highest six, hold the standard of cricket going and respect high quality over amount. That is the one method you open up a window for different cricket to be performed. Broaden groups in T20 or one-day cricket if you wish to unfold the sport, however in Check cricket, you’ll have to cut back the groups, then it doesn’t matter if England doesn’t go to West Indies or if West Indies doesn’t come to England,” stated Shastri on Sky Sports activities.

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