Ashwin: India not feeling pressure to win

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India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is not worried about the fact that Australia are leading the ODI series with two games to go, saying they've been enjoying the competitive nature of the series so far.

India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin is not worried about the fact that Australia are leading the ODI series with two games to go, saying they've been enjoying the competitive nature of the series so far.

The Aussies lead the series two-one ahead of the sixth match in Nagpur on Wednesday, with two games rained off. One game saw India successfully chase a target of 360, while Australia's batsmen have also enjoyed a good run of form.

Ashwin said: "There is no pressure as such we are just going out and enjoying ourselves. This game is going to be crucial, so we just want to enjoy ourselves and see where we can take it. It has been a good and tight series so far.

"We are constantly looking to improve as such. There are always areas that you can work on, constantly looking to improve on. I have been trying to work on bowling more and more because that's the only way that you can get better.

"There is nothing as such to worry. The name of the game is to keep improving.

Ashwin was then asked about the high scoring rate in the ODIs thus far, with more than one going over 300, and he said that batsmen were taking more risks and they were paying off more often than not.

He added: "It is the trend of the series. We have been chasing down big scores. We have chased down 360. The score has predominately been around 300. Any team that has batted first has predominately got around 300 run mark.

"It's definitely challenging in terms of what the batsmen are doing. They are going for their shots. They are playing the high risk shots; the credit needs to be given. But as I said we keep trying to devise different strategies and see what we can do."

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