Veteran spinner Ravichandran Ashwin didn’t find a place in India’s playing XI for the World Test Championship (WTC 2023) final against Australia at The Oval on Wednesday, June 7.


The Indian think tank went ahead with four seamers and one spinner for the encounter. Rohit Sharma and Co. chose Ravindra Jadeja over Ashwin as the spin bowling option.

Speaking at the toss, Rohit revealed that Ashwin was left out for tactical reasons, stating:

“It’s always tough (to leave Ravichandran Ashwin), he’s been a match-winner for us over the course of so many years. But you got to do the things that’s needed for the team and eventually we came up with that decision.”

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