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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is plotting to regain his spot in the ODI and Twenty20 squads in a bid to put himself on the selectors’ radar ahead of the 2019 World Cup.
Ashwin has not played any ODIs since June 2017, while his last Twenty20 International came in July last year.
Despite this, Ashwin is still determined to get back into the limited overs squads. He also made it clear that his omission had nothing to do with bad form.
“I didn’t do too much wrong to be going out in the white-ball scheme of things,” Ashwin was quoted as saying by the International Cricket Council’s website. “But I definitely believe that is was a zone where I needed to improve and achieve better things.”
Ashwin is also well aware of the serious competition he faces from fellow spinners Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav, who have excelled as of late.
“There is competition in terms of Chalal and Kuldeep, who have done extremely well in the last few months,” he said. “Massive credit to them. But I do feel there will be a time for me at some stage because I didn’t go out due to bad performances.
“I’m always hopeful of what I can achieve in any given game. I believe I can crack a game open with the way I bowl because I’m a very brave bowler. Keeping all these things in mind, [the] World Cup is something that every cricketer wants to play and I do want to play it.”