Yuzvendra Chahal Is The Only Legitimate Wicket-Taking Option In T20 Cricket: Aakash Chopra
Sep 14, 2022 at 1:52 PM
Aakash Chopra, the former India cricketer turned commentator isn’t pleased with Team India’s selection of spinners for the upcoming T20I World Cup 2022. Aakash Chopra feels among the three spinners, Yuzvendra Chahal is the only wicket-taking option.
Ravichandran Ashwin, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Axar Patel are the premier spinners in the Indian bowling line-up, while spinner Ravindra Jadeja wasn’t available due to injury.
Aakash Chopra: Yuzvendra Chahal Is The Only Legitimate Wicket Taking Option Among 3 Spinners Selected For 2022 T20I World Cup Indian Squad
“You have picked three spinners – an offspinner, a legspinner and a left-arm spinner. So you have picked different-different options but Yuzi Chahal is the only legit wicket-taking option in T20 cricket,” Chopra said in a video on his YouTube channel.
“The others are defensive options – make no mistake, that is the truth. You can see the numbers for the last 12 months, IPL included for both of them – Axar and Ravichandran Ashwin,” he further explained.
However, Yuzvendra Chahal was far from impressive with the ball in the recently concluded Asia Cup 2022. He failed to create impact and was able to take only four wickets in as many matches at an economy rate of 7.93. Aakash Chopra said Ravichandran Ashwin and Axar Patel are defensive options looking at their record in recent times.
Aakash Chopra: Ravi Bishnoi Was A Tempting Option Available
“Ravi Bishnoi was a tempting option available to you. You are not thinking about Kuldeep at all, which is slightly disappointing, but he could also have been a wicket-taking option. But you didn’t think about either of them.”
“It will be very interesting whether you will be able to play two out of the three spinners in the XI. Will you be able to play either Axar or Ravi (Ashwin) along with Yuzi Chahal – that’s going to be a big one,” Chopra asserted.