India tour of England: R Ashwin all set to play for Surrey ahead of England vs India Test series – India Test specialist R Ashwin is all set to play for England’s county team Surrey against Somerset on Sunday at the Oval. The off-spinner has played for Nottinghamshire and Worcestershire in the past.
👋 Hi, @ashwinravi99!
“It’s my absolute privilege to play for Surrey”
A live stream of Surrey’s meeting with Somerset will be available at 11am BST on Sunday. pic.twitter.com/Oqf3kTZiwA
— Surrey Cricket (@surreycricket) July 10, 2021
Team India is on a break in England after the World Test Championship final against New Zealand. Surrey Cricket on their official Twitter handle posted a video of Ashwin with the caption,” Hi, @ashwinravi99! “It’s my absolute privilege to play for Surrey” A live stream of Surrey’s meeting with Somerset will be available at 11 am BST on Sunday.”
“I am so privileged to be having the badge on. I have heard and wondered what the London counties are all about. Even though it’s only for a game, I am delighted to share this dressing room,” Ashwin said in the video.
This game will give Ashwin the much-needed match practise ahead of the five-match Test series in England starting from August 4. The county game Ashwin is taking part in will be played at The Oval which will also host the fourth game of the India vs England series.
|India’s tour of England Schedule 2021-22|
|1||4th – 8th August||1st Test vs England||Nottingham|
|2||12th – 16th August||2nd Test vs England||London (Lord’s)|
|3||25th – 29th August||3rd Test vs England||Leeds|
|4||2nd – 6th September||4th Test vs England||London (Oval)|
|5||10th – 14th September||5th Test vs England||Manchester|