Just like the other teams, India is also currently trying to test different set of combinations in order to pick the best one for the 2020 T20 World Cup in Australia. With the same thinking, the Indian selectors decided to bring back the likes of Kuldeep Yadav, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohammed Shami back in the T20 set-up. One of the most successful and dangerous leg-spin duo comprising of Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are also back in the national squad.
However, Indian captain Virat Kohli is not sure whether both Kuldeep and Chahal will be part of the playing XI during next year’s World T20 in Australia. Kohli also noted that having two leg-spinners in the side is surely a big advantage while playing in the big fields in Australia. The Indian captain stated that they will look how the options work out in the upcoming months.
“Well look having two wrist spinners is a big advantage when you are playing in Australia in the big fields. There might be some games in which they both might play together, but in T20Is it is all about balance. And, predominantly we will probably see one guy playing with Jadeja and Washi (Washington Sundar) because it gives us all kind of varieties in the bowling attack along with the two-seamers and one seaming allrounder,” said Virat Kohli.
“So, you need to have six bowling options in T20I cricket and it is a basic formula in the shorter format. You can’t go in with just five bowlers and expecting from everyone to bowl four good overs. Two wrist-spinners as I said if there might be opportunities for both of them to play together. And, we will see how it can be worked out.”
“Jadeja is batting really well and is probably in the best batting form of his life. In bowling, he is a perfect finger spinner and he is very accurate as well. I think this is the really best phase of his career and we want to maximize that and Sundar is brilliant with the new ball also,” Virat Kohli told the reporters in the pre-match conference.