Twitter reacts as Ravichandran Ashwin yet again not picked in the playing XI – Eng vs Ind 2021

Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the finest all-rounders in Test cricket right now. He has played 79 Test matches for the country and picked up 413 wickets. However, the Indian cricket team has not picked him in the playing XI for the fourth straight Test match in the ICC World Test Championship series against the England cricket team.

The team management has persisted with the template of four fast bowlers and one spinner. Ravindra Jadeja is the only spin-bowling option in the playing XI, while Virat Kohli announced at the toss that there were two changes in the Indian cricket team. Shardul Thakur came in for Mohammad Shami, while Ishant Sharma was out and Umesh Yadav has come in.

Why is Ravichandran Ashwin not playing the 4th Test against England?

There has been no official update or reason regarding why Ravichandran Ashwin has not been playing in this series. He is with the team and available for selection. Also, it is not that he does not have the experience. Ashwin played in the ICC World Test Championship Final against New Zealand, where he scalped four wickets.


After the WTC Final match against the Blackcaps, there was a brief break for Team India. In that break, Ashwin played a county match and picked up seven wickets in two innings.

Michael Vaughan and fans on Twitter react to India’s team selection

Team India have ignored Ravichandran Ashwin once again. Quite a few fans were hopeful that Ashwin would play the Test at Kennington Oval. However, the same did not happen.

Fans expressed their reactions to the non-selection of Ashwin on the microblogging platform. Former England captain Michael Vaughan wrote: “The non-selection of  @ashwinravi99 has to be greatest NON-selection we have ever witnessed across 4 Tests in the UK !!! 413 Test wickets & 5 Test 100s !!!! Madness..” Some other Twitter users tweeted as well. Here are the top reacts:


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