Indian spinners Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal are making a huge name for themselves thanks to their bamboozling deliveries. They have achieved a good reputation in a short time in their career.
Former Australian skipper Ian Chappell seems to be impressed with the duo and said that the duo could excel in foreign conditions and even in Australia.
Chappell wrote in a column for Hindustan Times, “The domination of South African batsmen by wrist spinners is nothing new. Kuldeep and Chahal join a list dominated by Australian wrist spinners who have decimated South African batting line-ups, all the way back to 1935-36 and the dynamic duo of Bill ‘Tiger’ O’Reilly and Clarrie ‘The Fox’ Grimmett.”
Chappell is impressed with the spin duo's understanding about their bowling.
“Kuldeep and Chahal have exploited this flaw unmercifully and they’ve been both brave and shrewd in knowing exactly when and where to flight their deliveries. The first time I saw Kuldeep, I was impressed when he dismissed David Warner in the deciding Test of the 2016-17 series against Australia.”
Looking forward to India’s tour down under, the 74-year-old wrote, “It’ll be interesting to see what approach India take in their ODI joust when they tour Australia. Coach Ravi Shastri will be well aware of what results good wrist spin can achieve in Australia from his participation in the 1985 World Championship of Cricket.”
“India won that tournament and Shastri was Player-of-the-Series but the leg spin of Laxman Sivaramakrishnan also played a big part in the overall team success. On the large Australian grounds good wrist spin can reap vital rewards. If Kuldeep and Chahal maintain their form, they could become famous in Australia, the spiritual home of wrist-spin bowling. The irony would appeal to O’Reilly’s devilish sense of humor,” he concluded.