WI vs India | Ganguly surprised by spinner selection

The choice of left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja as India’s sole specialist spinner in the ongoing first Test against the West Indies has left Sourav Ganguly flummoxed.

The spinners sitting out are R. Ashwin and Kuldeep Yadav.

The ex-India captain said: “I was surprised to see Kuldeep Yadav left out.

“If you remember, in Sydney on a good flat pitch, he picked up five wickets against Australia.

“Jadeja also has been in good form, the surface at Antigua needed three fast bowlers due to seam movement.”

Ganguly added: “And it was a question of the spin (option). Ashwin’s record is phenomenal (against the West Indies) and to leave him out (was surprising). It’s a decision Kohli has made.

“We will find out in the next couple of days how far Jadeja goes on to pick wickets.”


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