The young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi was terrific with the ball throughout the recently concluded T20I series against Australia and finished as the leading wicket-taker.
He was very impactful in the powerplay overs in the series as he bowled 7 overs in that phase and picked up 5 wickets while conceding 45 runs. Ravi Bishnoi was awarded ‘Player of the Series’ for his stunning performances.
Talking about the left-arm spinner Axar Patel, he was brilliant too, especially in the last two matches where he won the Player of the Match awards. Notably, Axar Patel has been left out of the squad for the upcoming T20I series against South Africa despite his exceptional show with the ball.
Overall, Bishnoi bagged 9 wickets at an average of 18.22 and an economy of 8.20 in the five-match T20I series against Australia. While Axar picked 6 wickets at an average of 20.66 and an economy of 6.20.
Bishnoi is different from any other leg spinner – Muttiah Muralitharan
Speaking on Jio Cinema, Muttiah Muralitharan said that India have always been blessed with terrific spin bowlers. He added that Bishnoi is very different from other spinners as he bowls quicker. The Sri Lanka great also lauded Axar Patel and Washington Sundar.
“India have always had a good, uh, set of spin in every generation. You see from Anil (Kumble) to (Ravi) Ashwin to now the young guys who have come. Bishnoi is different from any other leg spinner than any other ones. He bowls quicker and he makes slides the ball a lot and Axar also is very accurate, not a big spinner of the ball and Washi also is similar because he doesn’t turn much and is very accurate and quite quicker,” Muralitharan said.
Muralitharan further passed on a piece of advice to the young spinners. He stated:
“I think the most important thing is for the bowler to bowl to one’s field. Set up a field and bowl to that field. It is important to see the batsman’s stronger point as well.”