India have made a stunning start to their ICC World Cup 2019 campaign winning four matches while one ended in a washout against New Zealand. The Men in Blues escaped a shocker against Afghanistan beating them by 11 runs after Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami raised their game to perfection. And now as they gear up for the West Indies clash, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has issued a warning to the under-pressure Andre Russell & Co.
Chahal issues warning to underfire West Indies
West Indies is currently hanging by their wire having lost their four of the six games they have played so far. To top that, Andre Russell is struggling with a hamstring injury and is unlikely to play the game against India. The team from the Caribbean Islands lost by five runs against New Zealand in a thriller despite a century run knock by Carlos Brathwaite. Chasing 292 runs set by the Kiwis, West Indies managed to score 286 in their full 50 overs, registering their fourth loss of this World Cup.
They will face a stiff challenge when they go up against India on June 27 (Thursday) desperate for a win. Yuzvendra Chahal who has had a fair World Cup so far with seven wickets at an economy rate of 5.45 will be ready to pose challenges along with Kuldeep Yadav. The leg-spinner revealed that they will have separate plans for Andre Russell if he makes it to the playing XI.
“We would obviously have a plan. He (Russell) is a hard-hitter but we have bowled to him enough,” Chahal said when asked about his gameplan against Russell. “If Russell comes in after four have got out, then he would also be conscious that he would like to play himself in. So we would also be changing our tactics as per game situation,” he added.
Furthermore, Yuzvendra Chahal also said that they will be desperate for a win having lost four games in the World Cup. As a result, the situation will be a lot of different, and Chahal said they will have their bag of tricks in place according to the conditions. Meanwhile, India escaped a shocker against Afghanistan and will hope to register a convincing win on Thursday.