Former skipper Steve Waugh has warned that Australia's only hope of beating India in their upcoming series is by taming Ravichandran Ashwin, branding the record-breaking spinner "the Bradman of bowling".
The 208-run win over Bangladesh has extended India's unbeaten Test run to 19 matches. While the margin of the win is substantial, India's bowlers had to toil hard to get 20 wickets on a Hyderabad wicket that seemed to be a batting paradise for most of the game.
Bangladesh suffered the loss of their first wicket in the second innings when Tamim Iqbal was dismissed for 3 by Ravichandran Ashwin to leave the tourists at 11 for 1 after 5.2 overs in the Test match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad today.
On the fourth day of the one-off Test against Bangladesh at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad Ravichandran Ashwin broke a Test record that stood for decades.
India's premier spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja have been rested for the three-match Twenty20 series against England starting this week.
India's much-hyped spin attack are under pressure to deliver in the second Test at Visakhapatnam starting Thursday against an England side high on confidence and boasting new teenage sensation Haseeb Hameed.
Ravichandran Ashwin and Wriddhiman Saha complete centuries before India's lower order caved in and were dismissed for 353 against the West Indies.
Thursday's outing is only the third time in 11 games that Fizz finished wicketless. Morris had a few words of praise for the youngster and how a few behind-the-scenes analysis helped Daredevils combat the threat posed by the multi-skilled bowler.
Both are the main spinners in pace-heavy attacks that are a departure from the countries' traditions, and both can lay claim to being the best bowler in their attacks. Ashwin is someone who is very difficult to attack -- his variations are hard to pick and therefore batsmen run a higher risk when taking him on.