Super 4 India vs Sri Lanka: “I look at being best prepared stay upbeat when the opportunity comes,” Ashwin opens up

Ravichandran Aswin will be getting his first game of this ongoing tournament as he replaces Bishnoi. The call of calling Ashwin in the playing XI is announced, considering that team Sri Lanka has three crucial left-handed batsmen. Ashwin is slightly a difficult bowler to face if you are a left-hander and the iconic and experienced spinner has to grab this critical opportunity tonight.

Ravi Ashwin said “Any India Pakistan game is a high pressure game, but for me, looking from the outside, must say Pakistan played superbly and were deserved winners. We also had a fantastic game and it’s up to us to learn from where we went wrong, take the learnings and move on. Playing for India doesn’t need motivation. You need to wait for the opportunity. There’s no guarantee of a result but for me I look at being best prepared stay upbeat and when the opportunity comes, do the best to my ability. Not a lot of world teams get an opportunity to play a tournament like this before the T20 World Cup. Lot of good teams in this one from Asia and we are looking at this as preparation for the knockout games later on.”


Sri Lanka have won the toss and opted to field first.

India (Playing XI): KL Rahul, Rohit Sharma(c), Virat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Rishabh Pant(w), Deepak Hooda, Hardik Pandya, Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Arshdeep Singh