Axar Patel, Washington Sundar or R Ashwin: Who deserves final spot in India World Cup squad?
Axar has been out with injury since the Asia Cup 2023, while Sundar and Ashwin both played in the recently concluded IND vs AUS ODI series.
The last date to announce your final World Cup 2023 squad is September 28. With Axar Patel struggling with injury and the successful return of off-spin all-rounders Ravichandran Ashwin and Washington Sundar, which of them will make it to the ODI World Cup 2023 starting on October 5? Let’s take a deep dive into the three-spin all-rounder ODI stats ahead of the final India World Cup squad announcement:
Will Axar Patel make it to the World Cup 2023? Check his ODI stats to determine
In his 9-year ODI career, Axar has played 54 matches. In these games, the off-spinner has taken 59 wickets in 50 innings, with an average of 32.23, an economy of 4.54, and a strike rate of 42.5. Despite playing over 50 matches, Axar has no four-wicket or five-wicket haul in 50-over cricket.
Axar is no mug with the bat in hand. The southpaw batter has made 481 runs at an average of 20.04 and a quick-fire strike rate of 101.69. The all-rounder has two fifties to his name in 34 innings.
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Ravichandran Ashwin Stats in ODI
In his 12-year ODI career, Ashwin has played 115 matches. In these games, the off-spinner has taken 155 wickets in 113 innings, with an average of 33.20, an economy of 4.94, and a strike rate of 40.2. Despite playing over 100 matches, Ashwin has just one four-wicket haul in 50-over cricket.
Ashwin is no mug with the bat. The right-hander has made 707 runs at an average of 16.44 and a strike rate of 86.96. The all-rounder has one fifty to his name in 63 innings.
Washington Sundar Stats in ODI
In his 6-year ODI career, Sundar has played 18 matches. In these games, the southpaw has made 251 runs with an average of 27.88 and a strike rate of 83.11.
The all-rounder has one fifty to his name in 10 innings.
The off-spinner also has 16 wickets in 15 innings. With the ball, Sundar averages 30.18, has an economy of 5.03, and a strike rate of 36.