Bowling spin in England is actually quite enjoyable

While many people think Ravichandran Ashwin should not be picked in the Indian XI on the England tour, Graeme Swann has a different opinion. Swann reckons Ashwin should be the first choice for India as a specialist spinner simply for the experience and the skill that he has.

The general perception about Ashwin is that he is at his lethal best when the wicket is dusty and it spins and is not very good when the wicket is flat and the ball doesn’t spin. While the wickets in India provide ample support for him right from day 1, it’s not going to happen in England and hence he won’t be of much use.