Wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav and veteran keeper MS Dhoni pair to trouble the England batting order big time.
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have been a revelation in international cricket in the recent times. Even the best of the batsmen have not been able to pick them up and have struggled against their variations.
This match against England was no different as England got off to a great start with Jason Roy and Josh Buttler going all guns blazing. Jos Buttler was dropped by Yuzvendra Chahal at fine leg but on the very next ball, Umesh Yadav cleaned up Jason Roy to make the first inroad.
Alex Hales then came out to bat but did not look in good touch as he struggled for timing. Captain Eoin Morgan also could not leave a mark. Both Morgan and Hales ended up eating a lot of balls. This left England at 106 for three in the 14th over.
However, there was more to come. On the very first delivery that Jonny Bairstow faced, he got a wrong one from Kuldeep Yadav. Bairstow did not read the ball from the hand and tried to go for a booming drive.
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However, he missed it all together and his back foot was out of the crease. Dhoni then did what he does best and Bairstow was on his way.
On the very next delivery Joe Root received another beauty from Kuldeep Yadav to which Root danced outside the crease. The ball hit MS Dhoni’s gloves and bounced towards his helmet. However the veteran keeper collected the ball in time and got the bails off before Root could ground is back. This has left England tottering as the team good collapse all together.