Australia get ‘duplicate Ashwin’ to prepare for Test series against India
Australia have roped in 21-year-old spinner Mahish Pithia, whose action resembles Ravichandran Ashwin, for batting practice on spin-friendly pitches in preparation for the upcoming Test series against India. The Australian camp is very worried about off-spinner Ashwin. Australia has not won a Test series in India since 2004. The four-Test series will begin in Nagpur from February 9. “The Australian team faced a duplicate Ravichandran Ashwin in the first practice session of the Test tour,” reports cricket.com.au.
It said, “The focus was on countering spin and Pithia stood out among the local net bowlers.” He bowled relentlessly without taking any breaks and troubled batsmen like Smith, Marnus Labuschagne and Travis Head. Was. He first saw Ashwin bowl against the West Indies in 2013 and has idolized him ever since.
Pithia, who made his first-class debut for Baroda in December, was called up by the Australian team after seeing his footage on social media. The report said, “No spinner in the world can match the challenge Ashwin is facing but Pithia is helping the Australian team to help the Australian batsmen.”