Not picking Ashwin was purely based on conditions, bowling coach Mhambrey defends flop move

Updated: Jun 8 2023 12:11AM

By Bharat SharmaBharat Sharma

London, Jun 7 (PTI) India bowling coach Paras Mhambrey said the tough decision to leave out the world's number one ranked bowler Ravichandran Ashwin from the World Test Championship final was based purely on conditions.

Conditions have been cold and overcast at The Oval, especially in the morning, over the past three days but day one saw bright sunshine in the afternoon and evening session.

"It is always a very difficult decision to drop a champion bowler like him. Looking at the conditions in the morning we thought an additional seamer would be beneficial.