World no.1 Test spinner and Tamil Nadu star Ravichandran Ashwin has expressed his views on his TNPL stint, where he is leading a strong Dindigul Dragons side.
Ashwin has talked about his preparations, his reaction after WTC exclusion and what are his team’s chances in the ongoing TNPL season.
Ashwin admitted that he didn’t have much time to prepare for the ongoing TNPL due to his focus on getting ready for the WTC 2023 final. The veteran spinner expressed that his primary focus was on the prestigious Test match, which left him with limited preparation time for the domestic league.
“For the TNPL, actually, not really (prepared). I prepared a little bit for the Test matches. But when I was not playing, I was working on my batting a little bit. I really do hope my experience can come in handy and take me through the game, initially, but once I get going, it will be fine. I have got a good side, so I genuinely think I can get the best out of them,” Ashwin told FanCode.
Commenting on the team composition of the Dragons in the current season, Ravichandran Ashwin highlighted the well-rounded nature of the squad. He emphasized the presence of seasoned players as well as promising newcomers, acknowledging the team’s combination of experienced campaigners and exciting talents.
“They are very exciting (Shivam Singh and Suboth Bhati) and bring different facets to the one. One covers the death bowling for us, and the other one is a very experienced opener, he is playing for the Punjab Kings in the IPL as well. I think people are here to witness something special from him,” he added.
“However, I think our side is also made up of some experienced Tamil Nadu players like Varun (Chakravarthy), (Baba) Indrajith and P Sarvana Kumar. All in all, it may not look like your Sai Sudharsans, (Baba) Aparajiths, or whatever it is. But I think we have got enough depth in the team,” the ace spinner added.