India has three cricketers in Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, and Axar Patel who can stifle the opposition in the subcontinent by bowling impeccable lines and lengths while also scoring crucial runs at the lower-middle order. In India’s decisive innings and 132-run win against Australia in the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in Nagpur, the three all-rounders were crucial. After deciding to bat first, Australia was bowled out for 177 in their first innings. Eight wickets were split evenly between Ashwin and Jadeja, with the former grabbing the prize with 5/47.

Ashwin gave the Australian batting team little time in the second innings. On Day 3, he bowled them out for 91 runs in only 32.3 overs, recording his 31st five-wicket haul in tests. Jadeja contributed by taking two wickets. The seasoned pair combined to bowl 24 of Australia’s second innings’ 32.3 overs.

Rohit Sharma, India’s captain, said that it was challenging for him to remove the ball from Ashwin and Jadeja’s hands in the second innings after India’s decisive victory over Pakistan in only three days, which gave them a 1-0 series lead.

It’s a difficult one (to handle three spinners). They are always moving closer to their goals. Jadeja said, “Mereko ball do,” meaning I needed one wicket to get 250. Ashwin wanted to bowl since he had four wickets and was on the verge of claiming five. That is the difficulty I am now having with these individuals. Although these men are highly aware of the milestones, I don’t know much about them. These guys are top-notch. I’m always under pressure to find the best solution for them “In the press conference after the game on Saturday, Rohit remarked.

Fortunately for Rohit, Ashwin and Jadeja accomplished their individual goals. The Indian skipper said that while selecting a bowler to face a certain batsman, he considers the match-ups.

“I strive to find the best combination every time. When playing left-handers, Ashwin has an excellent matchup. The statistics Axar and Jadeja have against right-handers are astounding “said he.

In the second innings, Ashwin eliminated all four of Australia’s top seven left-handers.

Additionally, Rohit compared the Australian fast bowlers Pat Cummins, Josh Hazlewood, and Mitchell Starc to Ashwin, Jadeja, and Axar Patel.

“It’s comparable to captaining Australia’s Cummins, Hazlewood, and Starc. It’s always a benefit to have players of the caliber like Ashwin, Axar, and Jadeja, who have played in India for so long and have grown up playing on fields like this. They never let you down. Yes, the circumstances are right there, but you have to take use of them as the field is shared by both teams, not just by us.

They are aware of how to handle various pitches, including where to bowl, where to hit, and how to maintain pressure by keeping the field in order.