R Ashwin, Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) skipper in the upcoming IPL season, talked about his tactics to lead his team to the top. KXIP on Tuesday unveiled their new jersey and also conducted a Facebook Live session for the same.
Ashwin, talking about his captaincy, revealed that the opposition will find it hard to predict him. "It is a new challenge. You'll not be able to predict my next move. All players you think are going to open will play in the middle order & all the middle-order batsmen will open. I'll try & stay as unpredictable as possible," Ashwin told news agency ANI.
Ace India spinner Ashwin was bought by KXIP for a whopping Rs 7.6 cr. When he was given the role of leader, Sehwag had said that he always wanted a bowler to be a captain. "I always thought that if someone should become the captain it should be a bowler because I am a great fan of Wasim Akram, Waqar Younis, Kapil Dev. These were bowlers, who went on to become captains and did really well for the team. I'm sure Ashwin would wonders for Kings XI Punjab this season," Sehwag had said.
The former India skipper also pointed Ashwin's ability of bowling in the powerplay. "The best quality in Ashwin is that he is very smart and he can change the bowlers very quickly. He understands the T20 format better than anybody else because he used to bowl in Powerplay, he used to bowl in slog overs. So, he knows what to do in T20 format," Sehwag added.