Former India captain Sourav Ganguly has urged the Indian crew administration to maintain an in depth watch on seasoned leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the upcoming ODI World Cup. Though Chahal was a part of the squad for final yr’s T20 World Cup in Australia, he didn’t get an opportunity to play as India exited the match within the semi-finals after a loss to England. Ganguly believes that whereas India has different proficient wrist spinners like Kuldeep Yadav and Ravi Bishnoi at their disposal, Chahal could possibly be an important asset to their probabilities of success.
Talking on Star Sports activities, Sourav Ganguly mentioned, “(Ravi) Bishnoi and Kuldeep (Yadav) are there but (Yuzvendra) Chahal somehow misses big tournaments. He performs extremely consistently in shorter formats, whether it is 20-over or 50-over. It is important to keep an eye on him as well.”
Significance of spinners in opposition to SENA international locations
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Sourav Ganguly additionally mentioned that wrist spinners pose a big problem for groups from SENA international locations (South Africa, England, New Zealand, Australia), particularly contemplating that the World Cup can be held in India. He recalled the affect made by wrist spinner Piyush Chawla in the course of the 2011 match, stating, “When you will play Australia, England or South Africa, a wrist-spinner makes a difference in these conditions. In 2011, there was Piyush Chawla, who bowled well.”
Sourav Ganguly careworn that India has traditionally been profitable in tournaments when their spinners have excelled. He referenced the 2007 World T20 in South Africa, the place wrist spinners, together with the quick bowlers, performed a significant position. Ganguly talked about the inclusion of Harbhajan Singh in that crew, including, “Having a wrist spinner in Indian conditions will be of utmost importance.”
India will kickstart their World Cup marketing campaign on October 8 in opposition to Australia in Chennai on a observe that would nicely help the slower bowlers.