Ben Duckett Acknowledges Ashwin’s Brilliance Ahead of England-India Test Series

Ben Duckett in an interview with Sky Sports, he expressed readiness for the upcoming challenges and lauded Ashwin’s prowess in any playing conditions.

In the lead-up to the highly anticipated Test series between England and India, English cricketer Ben Duckett has openly praised India’s star spinner Ravichandran Ashwin. Duckett, who has faced Ashwin thrice in the past, admitted to being dismissed each time by the world-class off-spinner.

Having played two matches in India and overcoming initial challenges against Ashwin, Duckett has evolved into a key player for England. In an interview with Sky Sports, he expressed readiness for the upcoming challenges and lauded Ashwin’s prowess in any playing conditions.

“I’m sure he’s going to get me out again; he’s a world-class bowler,” acknowledged Duckett, highlighting the formidable skills of the Indian spinner. Despite recognizing the challenges, Duckett conveyed confidence in his improved abilities, stating, “I would back myself now on a good pitch or a flatter pitch to not feel like I have to play defensively.”

As England gears up for the five-match Test series against India, Duckett’s honest assessment underlines the team’s awareness of the challenges posed by Ashwin and the Indian conditions. The upcoming series is poised to be a thrilling and competitive spectacle, with both teams eager to showcase their skills and determination on the cricketing stage.