A few years ago, both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were Virat Kohli’s strike bowlers in India’s limited-overs format. However, they are now fighting for a place in their team, and the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) season will be crucial for them to gain confidence. Chahal made a comeback after the first three T20 Internationals against England but failed to make it to the playing eleven in the last two matches as he failed to do much in those matches. Not only this, but he was also out of the ODI team.
Spinners Yuzvendra Chahal And Kuldeep Yadav
Talking about Kuldeep Yadav, he travelled with the Indian team for the last five months, but he got to play very little cricket. Cinnamon bowler Yadav played only one international, one day match in Australia and then England.
During the tour of India, they played one Test and two ODIs. His performance in the first two ODIs against England was relatively poor. In the first match, where Kuldeep Yadav looted 68 runs, in the second match, he gave 84 runs. He was then dropped from the last match of the ODI series.
The big challenge before Chahal is expected to play XI for a few matches at Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) as he is the lead spinner of the Virat Kohli-led team. RCB will face Yuzvendra Chahal against Australian spinner Adam Jampa. Jampa bowled exceptionally well in the series against India.
In such a situation, this competition is going to be very tough for Chahal. RCB director Mike Hewson made it clear on Tuesday that the fast bowler would play a leading role. He explained that he had chosen a wide variety of pacemakers, diversifying into cutters, bouncing the ball, and increasing speed. In such a situation, it is clear that the franchise is focused on the fast bowlers this time.