India vs England: Finger spinner, fingers crossed

Written by Vishal Menon
Updated: July 24, 2018 1:36:12 am

R Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja are ranked Nos 3 and 5 respectively in the ICC rankings. (Source: File)

Three spinners for England, in retrospect, could either be a gamble or a master-stroke, But it also instills some intrigue in the build-up to the series, especially in terms of who among the three or how many will feature.

Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin, ranked Nos 3 and 5 respectively in the ICC rankings, were the obvious picks having played stellar roles in India’s domination in the longer format over the last two years, there were no prizes for guessing who the third spinner would be. Kuldeep Yadav, with his exciting brand of wrist spin, prised out 14 Englishmen during the limited-overs leg of this tour. Based on current form, Kuldeep should ideally be playing the…

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