R Ashwin feels teams should be more adventurous in T20s: Lot of windows for experimentation

New Zealand vs India: There is a lot of space for experimentation in the T20 format, feels R Ashwin. Speaking on his YouTube channel Ashwin has said that most T20 matches are won or lost in the powerplay overs.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Nov 20, 2022 13:40 IST

File photo of R Ashwin playing in the T20 World Cup. (Courtesy: AP)

By India Today Web Desk: India off spinner Ravi Ashwin has said that there is a lot of scope for experimentation in the T20 format of the game. Speaking on his YouTube channel, Ashwin said that most T20 matches are won or lost in the powerplays which beg a lot of experimentation in the format.

“The margins are very small when it comes to T20 cricket. You can lose by a single ball or by one run. Sometimes, we can lose during the powerplay itself. We might score 30 runs in the powerplay, whereas the opponent might score 60 runs. The game ends there,” Ashwin said.

Recently India have been criticised heavily for their approach inside the first six overs of the match, something that led to their downfall in back to back T20 World Cups. India’s failure to cut away quickly and conserve wickets has ended up in them producing poor totals in pressure matches. Against England in the semi-finals of the 2022 World Cup, India’s total was chased down by England in just 16 overs.

“Some of them might not know this stat, but more than half of the games are won and lost in the powerplay itself. There are a lot of windows for experimentation when it comes to T20 cricket. We have the license to express ourselves and do some experiments in T20 cricket,” Ashwin said about powerplays and the results of the game.

On Sunday, India decided to field a new opening pair of Ishan Kishan and Rishabh Pant against New Zealand. While Kishan did well for himself, Pant failed and was able to muster just 6 off 13 balls before getting out to Lockie Ferguson.

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