India’s premier spinner Yuzvendra Chahal was initially not in the playing XI during the first T20 International against Australia in Canberra. But he was called in the second innings as Ravindra Jadeja’s concussion substitute. The leg-spinner rocked in that match and was even adjudged man of the match.
While talking to Cricbuzz Live, Michael Vaughan reckoned that Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed the opportunity in the first T20 Internationals to prove that he is a crucial player to the side.
The former England captain heaped praise on Chahal’s bowling and labelled him the high-class T20 bowler. He is sure that the spinner is going to play the penultimate T20I in Sydney where he was badly beaten during the ODI series.
“He is going to play on Sunday that’s for sure. He bowled beautifully. He is a high class T20 bowler. He goes back to the SCG where Australian’s got better of him in the 50-overs game but now it’s his time to play cool in T20s to have the final stay with the white ballers,” Michael Vaughan said while talking to Cricbuzz Live.
India has got back the momentum: Michael Vaughan
Although India had lost both the ODIs in Sydney, Michael Vaughan reckons that the visitors have gained the momentum after back to back victories in Canberra.
“India are off to a good start and back to ground where they got hammered in ODIs but they have got the momentum in Canberra,” he said.
Yuzvendra Chahal notched two crucial wickets of Aaron Finch and Yuzvendra Chahal. In his last over, he grabbed the wicket of Matthew Wade to march India towards victory.
Earlier, Ravindra Jadeja had played a match-winning knock of unbeaten 44 runs to push India’s total past 160. He was hit by Mitchell Starc’s fastball during the last over, and during the break, BCCI confirmed that he was concussed and Chahal will play as his replacement.