Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have emerged as India’s premier spinners in the limited overs format, providing India with a new dimension during the middle overs, where India now looks to grab as many wickets as possible, instead of just stemming the flow of runs.
Both these wrist spinners have ensured that India have looked threatening during the middle overs, and haven’t just let the game drift on.
MS Dhoni has had a huge role to play in the duo succeeding at the international level, advising them where to bowl during different stages of the game, and adjusting their bowling with respect to how the batsman is behaving.
And what’s more, both these youngsters realise and acknowledge MS Dhoni’s contribution in them excelling at the international stage.
The duo put up a brilliant performance today in the 3rd ODI at Vizag, claiming 3 wickets each and pushing Sri Lanka out of the game, even though Tharanga had started on a very positive note.
“I spoke to Mahi. I was bowling wicket to wicket and was bowling a bit quicker. I was able to control the drift from the last couple of series. So, I had my areas and know where to bowl. Not an easy wicket to get runs,” Yuzvendra Chahal said during the innings break.
“We are very lucky to get him at that point in time. The hard work we put in the nets is really coming off well. I was trying to bowl more in the fuller areas. The ball was turning and it was a slow turn. Mahi keeps telling us where to bowl and we are very lucky to have him on our side. We pulled out well towards the end,” Kuldeep added.
India are presently cruising in the 2nd innings, as Shikhar Dhawan is bossing the chase.