Former Indian cricketer and part of the former national selection committee led by MSK Prasad, Sarandeep Singh has reckoned that the spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav should play together in the white-ball playing 11.
The Indian Cricket Team had a brilliant season where they won five of the six series they contested and while they have incredible bench strength in almost every department, their spin-bowling arena has left a lot to be desired.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav are no longer the potent force that they had become between the 2017 Champions Trophy and the 2019 World Cup.
The duo has been listless in their performances for a while now. While Chahal was dropped from the playing 11 after the third T20I, Kuldeep Yadav suffered the same fate after being smashed to all corners after the second ODI.
But Sarandeep Singh feels that the duo are still good enough to do the job and that they should play together in the playing 11.
Singh also added that Kuldeep, especially, has not got a lot of opportunities and the chinaman looks down on confidence. The former cricketer added that the team-management needs to back the chinaman.
“The two spinners can still do the job. They are proper spinners. Once Ravindra Jadeja is back from injury, the trio remains the best option in the limited-overs format,” Sarandeep Singh told PTI.
“Kuldeep, for example, has not got a lot of opportunities and seems down on confidence. He needs to be backed. Chahal was also replaced in the recent T20s against England by Rahul Chahar and did not play the following ODIs,” he added.
“Though there is a lot of competition, Chahal and Kuldeep should play together. They have still have a lot of potential,” said Sarandeep Singh.