Indian National Cricket Team spin duo – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal were on the money as they beat Bangladesh in the second warm-up clash at Cardiff to complete their preparations for the ICC World Cup 2019. Chahal and Kuldeep shared six wickets each as the Men in Blues restricted Bangladesh to 264 runs after posting 359 runs on the board. Speaking at the end of the game, Chahal said that bowling in tandem with Kuldeep helps to get wickets.
Excited for the first World Cup: Chahal
Meanwhile, Yuvzendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav took over the reins from Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. Since then, the young spin duo has done a terrific job to give Virat Kohli & Co an edge over other teams. They have picked wickets consistently in the middle overs and are an important stakeholder in India’s dominant run in the last few years.
The 28-year-old Yuzvendra Chahal admitted that he shares a good bonding with Kuldeep Yadav, which has an impact on their performance in the ground. He also drew the reference of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to give an example of the bond they share, Chahal also said that if they can create pressure from both ends, they have a better chance of picking wickets.
“I have a good bonding with Kuldeep. We deliver with good partnership and trust each other. Trust matters a lot! If you see… like Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar), (Mohammed) Shami and (Jasprit) Bumrah. If Kuldeep and I have bowled a tight spell we know we stand a better chance to earn wicket,” Chahal said.
Yuzvendra Chahal had admitted earlier that he is a bit excited as this will be his first World Cup. Being aware that opposition teams know their secrets, Chahal said they too watch videos of other team players to understand what they are delivering. He also added that playing in IPL, he understands opposition batters a bit better now.
It has been almost two years that we (Kuldeep and I) are playing together so if opponents watch our videos then we too watch theirs,” Chahal said. “We keep trying something or other. Our variations remain the same but the way we deliver on a particular wicket to a particular batsman that is more important for us,” he concluded.