Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav
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The upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 in England and Wales starting from May 30 will witness many cricketers from across the globe making their debut in the marquee event. Yuzvendra Chahal, who will be a crucial component for India in the spin department, seemed excited for his first ever ICC tournament.

Yuzvendra Chahal who recently plied his trade for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) had a good outing despite a poor outing of his franchise. Bangalore became the first team to bow out of the tournament losing six straight games at the start of the competition. But Chahal continued his excellent work returning with 18 wickets from 14 matches at an economy rate of 7.82.

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Excited for my first World Cup: Chahal

He, along with Kuldeep Yadav, will hold the key in the spin bowling department. They have done reasonably well for India in the past two years, and Virat Kohli will rely on them to deliver once again. Yuzvendra Chahal admitted that he is looking forward to the tournament as it will be his first World Cup.

“Really excited, it will be my first World Cup. Everyone wants to be part of the World Cup to play for the country, Chahal said to ANI.

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Speaking on the nature of the wickets which have produced a lot of runs in the recent games, Yuzvendra Chahal said that the pitches were slow when they toured England last year. However, they can only talk about 22yards when they reach there.

“Last year, when we played in England the wickets were slow so we have prepared accordingly but can only decide once we reach there,” Chahal added.

In conclusion, Yuzvendra Chahal urged the supporters to back all the 15 members of the Indian team who are strong to deliver at the biggest cricketing extravaganza. India will begin their World Cup campaign on June 5 against South Africa at Southampton.

Ankush Das

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