IND vs AUS Test Series 2023: Marnus Labushen told why R Ashwin is the most special, said – playing him like chess
Australia’s star Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne has praised Team India’s star spinner R Ashwin. Labushen said that playing him is like chess, because he enters the mind of the batsman.
Australia’s star Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne has praised Team India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Why Ashwin is difficult to play against Pakistani and Sri Lankan spinners, Marnus Labuschagne has also explained this. The first Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy is to be played in Nagpur from 9 February. Before this Test series, Labushen said that he is looking forward to playing the Test series in India. Apart from this, he believes that India and Sri Lankan pitches will be very similar, in which case playing the Test series in Sri Lanka can be beneficial.
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In an interview given to Cricbuzz, when Labushen was asked about Ashwin, he said, ‘The danger in India will be R Ashwin. He has a lot of arrows in his quiver and he has variations too. I think it is always in your mind that how you want to attack Ashwin. Ashwin forces you to play outside certain areas. He keeps mixing the bowling. Ashwin is also different because the rest of the bowlers continue to bowl at their best.
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Labushen further said, ‘It is with Ashwin that playing him is like playing chess. He also does not miss bowling negative. He does not allow the batsman to score runs, and then he targets the outside edge of the batter. He puts a lot of pressure on the batsman, but it is fantastic.