IND vs SL 2021: “I don’t think there can be a better opportunity than this” – Aakash Chopra on playing Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal together


Aakash Chopra has opined that the ODI collection in opposition to Sri Lanka presents a terrific alternative for Staff India to play Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in unison.

Yadav and Chahal are among the many six spinners in India’s limited-overs squad for the tour of Sri Lanka. Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakravarthy, Krishnappa Gowtham and Krunal Pandya are the opposite tweakers within the 20-member contingent.

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Aakash Chopra highlighted that Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal must be performed collectively due to their wicket-taking talents. He stated:

“I do not suppose there is usually a higher alternative than this as a result of why did you play Kulcha collectively, Jaddu and Ashwin weren’t taking wickets within the center overs. These days there’s a new downside that you’re not taking wickets within the first ten overs additionally.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator identified that Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal weren’t solely penetrative but in addition economical once they performed collectively. Chopra elaborated:

“In the event you do not take wickets within the first ten overs, do not take wickets within the center overs and also you solely management, numerous runs are conceded on the finish. Due to that, you had began enjoying them within the center in order that they take wickets. They took 100 wickets in 25 matches and the economic system was additionally good – 5.5 to six.”

Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal have scalped 118 wickets at a superb common of 25.67 within the 34 ODIs they’ve performed collectively for Staff India.

Aakash Chopra needs Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal to play all three ODIs

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal enjoy a great camaraderie both on and off the field
Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal take pleasure in a terrific camaraderie each on and off the sphere

Aakash Chopra highlighted that Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal’s partnership was damaged after only one detached efficiency. He noticed:

“Then only one recreation in Birmingham went unhealthy the place you misplaced to England within the 2019 World Cup league match. After that, they did not get an opportunity in any respect to play collectively.”

The 43-year-old signed off by stating that Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal ought to play all three ODIs, contemplating that Hardik Pandya can be rolling his arm over. Chopra defined:

“A slight downside was additionally that Hardik was not bowling and so they have been trying to play one other all-rounder. However now Hardik is bowling and Jaddu and Ashwin should not there right here, so please play each of them. It is best to play them 100%. It is best to play all of them three ODIs and see what occurs.”

Aakash Chopra added that Staff India also can choose to play both Krunal Pandya or Krishnappa Gowtham because the third spinner, with each of them able to wielding the willow as nicely.


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