Ravichandran Ashwin with Oval Pitch Doctor Liz.© YouTube
The World Testing Championship final is here. India, under Rohit Sharma, will play Australia in The Oval starting Wednesday for the top prize in Test cricket. As the final approaches, the debate rages on whether India should use two spinners or one. while some chose two, others opted for one spinner and four pacers. Ravichandran Ashwin is at the center of this debate. He brings rich experience with his secondary spin and is a comfortable second slugger. On Monday, Ashwin had a special chat with The Oval’s “pitch doctor” Liz, who is in charge of the streak. Their conversation almost gave an idea of how the field would behave.
Here’s how the conversation went, the video of which Ashwin shared on his YouTube channel.
Ashwin: Here he is the pitch doctor. We have an attending physician from Oval who is in charge of the field. Hi Liz, how are you?
Liz:I’m fine. How are you, Ravi?
Ashwin: I’m fine. Why are you pushing me away? Okay, tell me, what do we have in store?
Liz:Nice oval step
Ashwin: You always prepared good presentations. But today, some of our guys got hit on the training field. So it will look like? What do you think?
Liz: Rebound, did he rebound today?
Ashwin: Yes, today it jumped a lot. Do you like me. You don’t make it spin, right?
Liz:You played for Surrey. How many wickets did you take?
Ashwin: Eight wickets. Closing comments. What do you think? Are you happy with the final? Can we expect a good and peppy delivery by Brett Lee?
Liz:It will be cheerful. This is the only thing I can guarantee. It will be cheerful.
This is the second WTC final in India. In 2021, India will face New Zealand in the final and lost the match.
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