Taking Cue From Sri Lanka Spinners in England, Says Ravichandran Ashwin

India will commence their tour on June 26 with a three-day game in Leicester. The visitors are to play one more warm-up three-day game against Derbyshire (July 1-3) before the five- match Test series starts on July 9 at Trent Bridge.

updated: June 18, 2014 02:46 IST
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Mumbai: As a means to gear up for the upcoming Test battle in England, offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin on Tuesday said he has been following the ongoing series between Sri Lanka and the hosts and is trying to take a cue from the visiting team's slow bowlers.

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"I have been watching the Sri Lanka series pretty closely to try and see if I can take advantage out of what is existing there, how Sri Lanka is playing. Sri Lanka is pretty close to what we are doing in terms of sub-continental conditions. So trying to take a leaf out of that," said the India spinner an event here on Tuesday.

"It has been a good Test match, the last one, so I have probably seen how (Rangana) Herath is bowling so that is something I can take a bite from," he said about the Lord's match that ended with Lanka holding on to a thrilling draw with one wicket in hand.

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