Former cricketer Brad Hogg impressed with Yuzvendra Chahal’s growth in T20 cricket: He’s adapted his game

Yuzvendra Chahal has been brilliant since the IPL 2022. He recently spun webs around the England team in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series.

Yuzvendra Chahal (centre) with his India teammates during Ireland tour. (Courtesy: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Yuzvendra Chahal revived himself after getting dropped from the Indian team
  • Yuzvendra Chahal was not a part of the 2021 World Cup
  • Chahal took 27 wickets in IPL 2022

Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg has been impressed with Yuzvendra Chahal’s growth as a spinner in the last couple of years. The Indian leg-spinner made a stunning comeback after his snub from the T20 World Cup in UAE, storming into the national side replacing the likes of Varun Chakravarthy and Rahul Chahar.

The right armer spinner took 27 wickets in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League, setting a record for the most number of wickets taken by a spinner.

“(Having seen) his growth over the last year or two, he is going to have a better series (the T20 World Cup) in Australia,” Hogg told reporters here on the sidelines of a ‘Western Australia’ tourism event.

“He had a period where he got found out but he has found a method to rebuild himself and get back into the contest,” Hogg said about Chahal.

“He (Chahal) has grown as an individual which is another reason India are favourites,” said Hogg.
The player opined that wrist spin is the most effective form of spin in the shortest format of international cricket.

“Chahal is up there. I think leg-spin in T20 cricket is probably the most effective option, especially in those middle overs. And the thing I like about Chahal is that he is up there with the best,” he opined.

India would hope that Chahal continues his form into the T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held later in Australia. It is not sure that who else would be the spinners around him, but it is expected that Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav and Axar Patel among others will be in the reckoning for the rest of the spots.

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