Yuzvendra Chahal is among the many finest leg-spinners in worldwide cricket proper now however he will be more practical with higher use of the crease, says former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed. Ahmed picked Chahal, Australia’s Adam Zampa and Pakistan’s Shadab Khan among the many high leg-spinners in white-ball cricket. “Chahal has been impressive. He is definitely among the top leg-spinners of the world. And I feel he would be more effective if he uses the crease a lot more,” Ahmed advised PTI.
Ahmed, who has coached all around the globe and is at present a advisor for his native staff, stated India’s potential to take wickets within the middle-overs within the restricted overs format by means of Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav has been a game-changer for them.
Both the wrist-spinners had been introduced into India’s restricted overs set-up following the 2017 Champions Trophy. Though, of late, each Chahal and Kuldeep have not been taking part in collectively.
“He (Chahal) can go wide of the crease at times. You got to be smart enough to understand pitches. If it is a flat pitch, you can bowl stump to stump,” stated Ahmed, the most effective leg-spinners Pakistan has produced.
“If the ball is gripping, you can go wide of the crease because you can trouble even the best of batsmen with that angle. That way your googly also doesn’t turn as much as the batsman expects and you end up taking a wicket.”
Chahal has taken 91 wickets in 52 ODIs at 25.83 and 55 wickets in 42 T20s at 24.34.
He is just not an enormous turner of the ball however makes use of his variations very successfully. Ahmed additionally feels the likes of Chahal and Kuldeep have benefitted immensely from former captain MS Dhoni’s recommendation from behind the stumps.
“You have got to be one step ahead of the batsman. You should know your field position as per the batsman’s strength. I always say attack with fielders not with the ball. If you understand that theory, you will always be successful,” the 49-year-old, who performed 52 Tests and 144 ODIs, stated.
“India has become a force to reckon with in all three formats as it uses its bowlers really well. Dhoni was a master at getting the best out of his bowlers in limited overs cricket and now you have Virat Kohli.”
He additionally stated the artwork of leg-spin stays related greater than ever.
“You need leg-spinners and mystery spinners in your team as they have the ability to take wickets at any stage of the game. I see a lot of them coming through in the next 10-15 years.
“Most batsmen now like taking part in specific tempo however with leg-spinner within the staff, you might be at all times within the recreation,” added member of the 1992 World Cup-winning squad.