Bowlers need to have a big heart in the IPL, reckons Jayant Yadav
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IPL 2018: Bowlers need to have a big heart in the league, reckons Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav
Photo Credit: IPL.

Delhi Daredevils’ off-spinner, Jayant Yadav, who was retained by the franchise during the auctions, feels bowlers need to compassionate when playing in the IPL or Twenty20 cricket.

The all-rounder rose to the prominence during India’s grand home season of Test cricket. Yadav went on score a crucial ton against England at Mumbai – to give support to captain Kohli, who scored a double ton.

When asked whether bowlers face pressure during crunch situations of shortest format of the game, Jayant conceded that bowlers need to have a big heart as it is a batsmen’s game.

IPL 2018: Bowlers need to have a big heart in the league, reckons Jayant Yadav 1
Jayant Yadav of Delhi Daredevils. Credits: Sportkeeda

Not necessarily. It depends on the individual per se. Bowlers have to have a very big heart in IPL or T20 cricket. It all depends on how you handle your spot in the team,” Jayant Yadav told Sportstar Live.

It is batsman’s game, but it also gives equal opportunity to the bowler to take a wicket and have an impact,” added the Haryana all-rounder.

Jayant Yadav
Photo Credit: BCCI.

That said, the 28-year old remains optimistic about his team’s chances in the upcoming edition of IPL.

It’s a new season. New team. Fresh preparation. New coach. IPL is a tournament where coach and captain matter a lot. Whatever chances I get, I would like to give impactful performances,” Yadav states.

Jayant Yadav and Virat Kohli
Jayant and Virat Kohli at Wankhede. Photo Credit: BCCI.

Jayant Yadav has been on the fringes of the Indian squad given that India primarily played limited overs cricket, or playing Test cricket overseas.

I just want to play quality cricket. If the comeback (to he Indian team) happens, it would be a by-product of those good performances. Playing good holistic game is what I am looking forward to,” the spinner quoted.

On Daredevils’ Chances

Delhi Daredevils, IPL 2018, Gautam Gambhir, Kings XI Punjab
Photo credit: PTI Photo

We are a good team. On paper, we have covered all our bases, but you don’t play cricket on paper. We will strive and take one game at a time and play good cricket,” concluded Jayant Yadav.

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