The surfaces that have been on offer for the Asia Cup T20 in Bangladesh have got everyone talking including MS Dhoni.
Dhoni had earlier said that green tops are not the ideal surfaces for T20s to be played on, his strike spinner Ashwin has said that instead of complaining about the conditions, bowlers must try to adapt to the conditions.
“It is very important to know what conditions are thrown at you. You can’t try and beat the conditions. It is very important to go back and understand that it will not spin a lot on these surfaces.
“That’s why it is even more imperative that we try to bowl in good lengths, get away with our overs rather than looking to go for wickets,” said Ashwin on the eve of India’s Asia Cup match against Sri Lanka.
“In T20 format, it is the pressure that gives you wickets rather than exact skill of the ball. That’s what I look to do and when there is any window to attack I will attack irrespective of the wicket.
“It’s T20 cricket, we might have a slower wicket, flatter wickets in World T20. We have to understand situation rather than complaining about it. Testing ourselves in various environments is good for us.”
“It’s their choice as to what kind of wickets they want. We came thinking that the wickets will be slow but international teams need to adapt to whatever surfaces are thrown at them.
“Hopefully, it has given us a dress rehearsal of how to bat lower down the order.”