Ashwin wary of Windies despite dominance


India spinner Ravichandran Ashwin has warned his team-mates not to get complacent during the second Test against the West Indies in Jamaica, referencing the Sri Lankans' comeback to beat Australia at Pallekele.

Sri Lanka had been bowled out for 117 on day one and still went on to win the match, and Ashwin, who took a five-fer on day one in Jamaica, says there is no room to relax and assume the win to be in the bag.

He said after day one: "It's clearly a game where the experienced side is seizing the more opportune moments. I would put it that way. With a little bit of experience and nailing the right moments, the game could get closer.

"This game has a lot of uncertainties. We just saw one when Sri Lanka pulled it off against Australia [in the Pallekele Test]. And they did the same against us in Galle [in 2015], so we can't be lacklustre with that, we will have to keep doing our process properly."  

When asked about his haul, which had reduced the Windies to 196 all out, Ashwin said that it was not so much spin that did the job, but rather spped and bounce.

He added: "A little bit of bounce and speed variation, that was important, I thought. Most of the dismissals were brought about by difference in speeds rather than much of spin, actually. 

"It was initially damp and there was some turn, but after that it flattened out a bit and started going straight. This ball, once it gets older, it becomes easier to bat. There's a lot more time. I think it was more about bounce and speed variation that created the problem."