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Hattangadi: Ashwin's plan fails against Maxwell

Chennai Super Kings spinner R Ashwin has stymied batsmen by bowling around the wicket, but the ploy fell short against Glenn Maxwell and his outrageous range of shots, says Shishir Hattangadi (07:59)

May 7, 2014

Posted by   on (May 8, 2014, 20:01 GMT)

by the way..who is ashwin..a mediocre bowler and maxi..a smart batsman...

Posted by KVREDDY on (May 8, 2014, 14:13 GMT)

First ask ashwin to bowl over the wicket and stop bowling that negative line. Once he starts bowling over the wicket then we can name him as the bowler who helped reach India to the finals in WT20 cup. Bowling negative line from starting of the match is not a great aspect from bowlers point of view. So please ashwin try bowling from over the wicket and prove that you are one such bowler who can bowl and restrict the batsmen from both sides but not from around the wicket(which is considered as negative line).

Posted by Rajeshj on (May 8, 2014, 13:20 GMT)

Well it was the flattest of pitches one can ever see and close to 400 runs in 20 overs sounds quite irritating than entertaining.. There was nothing in the pitch for bowlers and I don't think Maxwell/Miller could swing so freely in other pitches. If these two teams meet in the play-offs/final, and if it was a sporting pitch, I am sure these batsmen could never hit like this against Ashwin's line of bowling. In a flat pitch, Maxwell could claim that he can read Ashwin easily.. But on a spinning track, Ashwin would easily tease and torment Maxwell into submission.. Any case it was fascinating batting by the Kings XI and deserves praise...

Posted by Cricketfan11111 on (May 8, 2014, 6:37 GMT)

Ashwin found a novel way of restricting batsmen from scoring by bowling leg side line. Bowl of the century to Amla in WCT20 will be etched in memory of those who watched the semi finals. It was his performance which enabled india to reach the finals. But, big but, it wouldn't work against Maxwell the Genius with his reverse sweeps and slog sweeps coupled with immaculate timing. Dhoni and co will sure be plotting to get his wicket if they meet in the play offs/finals. MI's loss is KXIP's gain. Maxwell, what a player.

Posted by   on (May 8, 2014, 4:26 GMT)

Please provide a transcript for people who don't want to watch seven whole minutes of video

Posted by   on (May 8, 2014, 4:06 GMT)

CSK'S BOWLING WEAKNESS EXPOSED.CHANGES ARE NEEDED.

Posted by   on (May 7, 2014, 20:32 GMT)

I believe IPL playing XI need a rethink. It is preposterous to mandate 7 players from India. That should change. Maximum 5 players should be local. That would still enable 40 players from India playing 4 matches. International players are a huge attraction, they are better players, they are match winners and absolutely better fielders, fielding is one of the great thrill of watching T20.

Posted by   on (May 7, 2014, 20:32 GMT)

I believe IPL playing XI need a rethink. It is preposterous to mandate 7 players from India. That should change. Maximum 5 players should be local. That would still enable 40 players from India playing 4 matches. International players are a huge attraction, they are better players, they are match winners and absolutely better fielders, fielding is one of the great thrill of watching T20.

Posted by   on (May 7, 2014, 19:16 GMT)

so there was a plan to bowl poorly.

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