As if Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav were not enough to create all sorts of troubles for Australian batsmen, Team India skipper Virat Kohli will have another spin option to unleash at the visitors in the third One-Day International, scheduled to played on Sunday (September 24) at Indore. Kuldeep and Yadav have made life tough for the world champions and Mahendra Singh Dhoni was also seen honing his spin-bowling skills in the nets.
BCCI’s Twitter handle posted a video showing the former India captain bowling spin during the practise session:
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 23, 2017
Well, handing the ball to Dhoni is obviously the last thing that will be on Kohli’s mind as the latter would hope that his predecessor continues to do well in the upcoming games. After some indifferent performances, Dhoni has got back his mojo during the last two series and is looking in sizzling form not only in front of the wickets but also behind it.
Team India will have a chance to wrap up the five-match series in Indore. The Men in Blue are leading the series 2-0 and will be keen to take an unassailable lead in the next game.
Meanwhile, Australia star David Warner has quashed suggestions that the Australian batsmen are not being able to pick up the Indian spinners. India’s spin duo of Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav have taken ten of the 19 wickets that have fallen so far, giving rise to speculations that the visiting batsmen are finding it tough to pick them up.
“I find that the players can read them and there’s the odd one or two that you probably can’t see the seam and then the players react off the wicket. That’s probably the odd one here or there.” Warner said on Saturday (September 23). “At the end of the day you’ve got to have a game plan against spin. Whether or not it’s hit down the ground or sweep the ball. And when you’re losing wickets in clumps you become tentative, so you have to apply that pressure.
“If you get off to a good start and the spinners come on it’s a different game then. It’s about the tempo of the game and the situation of the game. I feel if we’re in a different position you’re going to see a different mode against the spinners or a different tempo,” he added.