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India Field Two Front Line Wrist Spinners for the First Time in their ODI History 

India Field Two Front Line Wrist Spinners for the First Time in their ODI History
Kuldeep Yadav. Image Courtesy: Getty Images

Team India is playing a terrific brand of cricket in Sri Lanka and has already taken a 4-0 lead in the five match ODI series. They were utterly ruthless in the Test series too, whitewashing the hosts by a 3-0 margin. The Men in Blue have never allowed the Islanders to have a hold in the game. The bowlers have gone for plenty of runs barring a certain Akila Dananjaya who spun the web around the Indian batsmen in the second ODI and bagged six wickets to reduce the hosts to 121/7 from 109/0.

With the series already done and dusted, India have opted to go for two wrist spinners in the final ODI at the R Premadasa Stadium in Colombo. We must note here that for the first time in their history two specialist wrist spinners are part of the Indian squad in their history of 922 ODI’s. Kuldeep Yadav-the left arm chinaman bowler, and Yuzvendra Chahal are the two spinners to play the final match of the series.

Kuldeep Yadav has made his mark in international cricket in the limited opportunities he has got so far. He made a dramatic debut in Tests against Australia earlier in the year. The youngster bagged four wickets in Australia’s first innings in the deciding Test in Dharamsala as the Australian batsmen failed to read the wrist spinner.

He also played well in the limited overs series against the Windies and impressed all and sundry. In this ongoing series too, Kuldeep has been a useful option for Kohli and has given him wickets whenever he has needed them. On the other hand, Yuzvendra Chahal is a more of a limited overs option.

He doesn’t turn the ball much but uses his variations to unsettle the batsmen. Chahal bagged six wickets in a T20I against England earlier, and single handedly bowled India to a series victory in the T20I series.

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