ICC World Cup 2019: Rangana Herath Feels Indian Spinners will Come Good in Showpiece Event
Former Sri Lanka skipper and one of the finest spinners in Test cricket, Rangana Herath is very upbeat about the Indian spinners in the upcoming 2019 World Cup and feels that they will come good in the World Cup which is slated to be played in England and Wales from 30th May.
Rangana Herath also hailed the likes of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav who has been the pick of the bowlers for India in the last year or so and there is no doubt that there performance will play a huge role in India hoping to win the World Cup for the 3rd time.
The form of Kuldeep Yadav for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the ongoing IPL might be a worrying factor for India as the champion chinaman bowler has been smashed all around the park and even lost his place in the team in the previous clash. However,Rangana Herath is very hopeful of the fact that the spinners can turn it around for India in the World Cup.
“They (the Indian spinners) have been playing well, especially (Yuzvendra) Chahal and Kuldeep (Yadav). That’s why they have picked right-arm leg spinner and the chinaman (in the squad) and the other guy also (Ravindra Jadeja)…..and I am sure in the coming World Cup,they will do (give) their best,” said Herath, who is one of the most successful bowlers in Test cricket.
Meanwhile,Rangana Herath also feels that it is the wicket-taking abilities of the wrist spinners which have made them an integral part of any limited overs team. Chahal and Kuldeep initially broke into the Indian squad to give rest of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin. However as it turned out, Jaddu and Ashwin lost their place to the two wrist spinners.
“You may give extra runs but you need kind of wicket-taking options. That’s why they (the teams) pick the right-arm leg-spinner or chinaman (bowlers),” explained Herath, one of the best left-arm spinners of his times.
The former Sri Lankan spinner further added that there will definitely be a stage in the tournament when spinners will come into play. “The World Cup will be played all across England. In the later part, there will be some assistance for spinners as well at the same time, you can see some dry pitches as well. I am sure the spinners will get chance at one stage,” Rangana Herath concluded.
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