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Ravichandran Ashwin was hit for 41 runs from two overs in the Rajkot T20 and has not been easily negotiated by the Australian batsmen in the first two ODIs so far © AFP

New Delhi: Oct 18, 2013

With the Indian bowlers struggling to find their feet in the ongoing home series against Australia, former India spinner Erapalli Prasanna pointed out that Ravichandran Ashwin’s halt in his delivery stride is having an impact on his rhythm.

“You need to be able to deceive batsmen with your flight and bowling. Stopping in your bowling stride, trying to pre-empt what the batsmen is thinking is no deception. The break in the flow of his action is affecting his control over line and length,” Prasanna said, as reported by Times of India.

However, he did not feel that Ashwin has done badly enough to be dropped.

“Just dropping bowlers after a couple of poor performances is not the answer. The coaches and the team management need to tell Ashwin to get back to his basics. When he gets his stock ball right that’s when he has the most success. The first task is to get the basics right with all the bowlers,” Prasanna added.