3 reasons why Ravichandran Ashwin should be given captain’s armband in Dharamshala Test

Ravichandran Ashwin is set to become only the 14th Indian cricketer to play 100 Tests.

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Ravichandran Ashwin. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The ongoing five-match Test series between India and England was nothing short in terms of quality and entertainment. Players of both teams turned up when it mattered and the deserving team got the results they wanted.

The tourists showed excessive thirst in the Test opener as they drew the first blood in the series before they lost sheen in the upcoming games. On the contrary, Rohit Sharma-led Indian cricket team won a hat-trick of games to seal the series by 3-1.

The fifth Test match scheduled to be played on March 7 (Thursday) at Himachal Pradesh Cricket Association Stadium in Dharamshala. In this article, we will now take a glimpse at three reasons why Ravi Ashwin should be given the captaincy in the final Test match.

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1. Cricketing brain

It is no secret that Ravichandran Ashwin knows the tricks and trades of the game through and through. Having been an expert in understanding the nuances of the game, the potential to analyze match conditions and make quick decisions, he possesses the tactical acumen in his repertoire, be it bowling changes, field placements or even reading the game’s situation.