Indian cricket team off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and all-rounder Washington Sundar returned home on Friday after their 2–1 Test series win at home against Australia.
According to the state government rules, both these players from Tamil Nadu will stay in Quarantine for 6 days. Ashwin took 12 wickets in the first three matches but due to injury he did not play in the decisive fourth Test in Brisbane.
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Despite a backache, Ashwin played a key role in drawing India to a test draw by scoring an unbroken 62-run partnership with Hanuma Vihari on the final day of the third Test in Sydney. Sundar made 62 runs in the first innings against Australia’s lethal bowling attack while making his final Test debut at the Gabba and shared a 123-run partnership with Shardul Thakur to help India return to a difficult situation. Was successful in doing. He also took four wickets in the match. India won this Test by three wickets.
Ashwin and Sundar have also been included in the Indian team for the first two matches of the four-match Test series starting against England in Chennai from February 5. Several other members of the Indian team, including captain Ajinkya Rahane and Rohit Sharma, returned home on Thursday. Despite the absence of captain Virat Kohli and injury to several key players after the first Test, India came back strongly after a crushing defeat in Adelaide to win the series 2–1. India collapsed for 36 in the second innings of the Adelaide Test, which is their lowest score in Test cricket.