Last Update on: September 29th, 2023 at 05:54 pm
Former Sri Lankan spinner has called out the spinning contingent of the various teams to do well in the ICC World Cup 2023. The tournament will be played in India from October 5-November 19.
Some of the best spinners across teams will play in the World Cup namely, Rashid Khan, Kuldeep Yadav, Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Maheesh Theekshana, Adam Zampa, and Adil Rashid spinners amongst others.
The spin legend Muttiah Muralitharan feels that the spinners are expected to do well in the World Cup as the tournament is being played in sub-continental conditions which will provide enough help to the spinners.
“Definitely spinners will do well because it’s a longer format and every team will play at least two spinners in the side. Spinners in Indian pitches will help a little bit of spin, they can dominate because the bowlers will have 10 overs and not four overs like T20Is” Murali said in an interaction with Star Sports.
Spinners Will Have An Edge Over Fast Bowlers: Muttiah Muralitharan
He further said that the captains will use the spinners more than the pacers as the tournament is being played in subcontinental conditions.
“Captains will use spinners a lot in this World Cup because we are not playing England, Australia, New Zealand, or any other country. Spinners will always have an edge on the fast bowlers” added Murali.
Muttiah Muralitharan picked Rashid Khan and Maheesh Theekshana as the spinners to watch out for in this tournament. Theekshana will lead the Lankan spin attack in the absence of Wanindu Hasaranga who is ruled out with a hamstring injury.
” I will go for Rashid Khan as I admire his bowling and he is a little different than others and Maheesh Theekshana because he has a carrom ball which is very special like Ajantha Mendis. So these are unknown and not regular spinners, so I will go with these two” Murali concluded saying to Star Sports.
Speaking about Sri Lanka’s World Cup campaign, they played their first match against South Africa in Delhi on October 7. They played their last league game against New Zealand on November 9 in Bengaluru.