Mushtaq Ahmed advises Yuzvendra Chahal to use the crease more
NEW DELHI: Yuzvendra Chahal is among the world's leading leg spinners in cricket, but may be more effective with better use of the fold, says former Pakistani spinner Mushtaq Ahmed .
Ahmed, who has trained worldwide and is currently a consultant to his native team, said India's ability to take wickets in between in the limited over format through Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav It has been a game changer for them.
Both wristbands were incorporated into the limited Indian configuration after the 2017 Champions Trophy. Although, lately, both Chahal and Kuldeep have not been playing together.
Chahal is a very good bowler, but he can use the crease much better. Sometimes it can be as wide as the fold. You have to be smart enough to understand pitches. If it's a flat pitch, you can cover stump by stump. Ahmed, one of the best spinners that Pakistan has produced, told PTI.
If the ball catches, you can open the fold because you can bother even the best hitter at that angle. That way your googly doesn't spin as much as the hitter expects either and you end up taking a wicket.
Chahal has taken 91 wickets in 52 ODIs at 25.83 and 55 wickets in 42 T20s at 24.34. He's not a great ball turner, but he uses his variations very effectively.
Ahmed also feels that people like Chahal and Kuldeep have benefited greatly from the former captain. Ms dhoni The advice from behind the stumps.
You must be one step ahead of the batter. You must know your field position based on the hitter's strength. I always say attack with fielders, not the ball. If you understand that theory, you will always be successful. The 49-year-old who played 52 Tests and 144 ODI said.
India has become a force to be reckoned with in all three formats as it uses its bowlers very well. Dhoni was a master at getting the best out of his limited cricket bowlers and now you have Virat Kohli ."
Ahmed chose Chahal, Australia Adam Zampa and from Pakistan Shadab Khan among the best white ball cricket leg spinners.
He also said that the art of turning the legs is still more relevant than ever.
You need leg spinners and mystery spinners on your team, as they have the ability to take wickets at any stage of the game. I see many of them in the next 10-15 years.
Most hitters now like to play fast, but with a good spinner on the team, you're always in the game, added the 1992 World Cup-winning team member.