WI Vs Ind: Ashwin to strengthen batting line-up, feels Kumble

Antigua: Applauding Indian spinner R. Ashwin’ s talent, Indian Cricket team head coach Anil Kumble on Wednesday said that former is a tremendously capable batsman. R. Ashwin has proved his prowess with the bat in several important games, where Indian top and middle order failed to score runs.

Kumble further said that his focus is not just on what bowlers doing with the ball but also with the bat.

“We are also blessed with some of the other lower-middle order batsmen who are extremely capable,” said Kumble.

What else Kumble said-

  • We are focusing on changing the mindset of batsmen in terms of coming from shorter format into a longer format and the batting time as it is important to bat for a longer duration.
  • In the bowling department, we will be focusing of consistent lengths and being boring. That’s what we need to do when playing Test cricket.

Indian will play West Indies in the first Test match from July 21 at the Sir Vivian Richards stadium, North Sound in Antigua.

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