India World T20 – 3 Spinners who are in contention to get a national call-up
The eagerly anticipated ICC T20 World Cup is scheduled to take place in the second half of 2022. All of the top international teams have already begun to plan out the lineup of players they will employ. Australia won the title for the first time last year, defeating New Zealand in the final.
Last year, India had a disappointing tournament, as they were eliminated from the league phase. However, Rohit Sharma and the team will attempt to overcome their previous failings and come out firing this time when the top teams meet in Australia.
The selectors will have a difficult job choosing the squad, particularly the spinners. India boasts around a dozen talented spinners capable of performing well at the highest level. Spinners will be vital on large Australian grounds. The tournament spinners’ choices will be exciting to see. Here are three Indian spinners in contention for selection to India’s T20 World Cup squad in 2022.
Number 1. Yuzvendra Chahal
The champion leg-spinner is the overwhelming favorite to win the “Purple Cap” in IPL 2022. He has performed admirably for the Rajasthan Royals, taking 22 wickets in 11 games at a bowling average of 14.5, including a match-winning hat-trick against the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). He is currently one of the top wrist spinners in the world.
Chahal will be fired up after missing the previous T20 World Cup in the UAE. The Haryana-born spinner is India’s all-time highest wicket-taker in international T20s. He has 68 T20I wickets at an average of 25.33 in 54 appearances, including a six-wicket haul against England.
The 31-year-old leg-spinner is in the greatest shape of his life, which might be highly beneficial for the Indian Cricket Team in the 2019 World Cup if he can maintain his current form. If India selects to play with only one specialist spinner on bouncy Australian surfaces, he will most likely be the solitary spinner.
Number 2. Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav is another Indian wrist-spinner who has been on fire in IPL 2022. With 18 wickets in 11 matches at an average of 19.56, he is the highest wicket-taker this season. In the 15th edition of the cash-rich league, he is also the leading wicket-taker for Delhi Capitals.
In T20 cricket, Kuldeep and Yuzvendra Chahal form a lethal combination. Both of them are anticipated to team up when India travels to Australia for the T20 World Cup later this year.
Kuldeep has had a difficult few years, but his performance in the IPL this year will improve his confidence ahead of the mega event. He has played 24 T20Is for India, racking up 41 wickets with a bowling average of 14.75.
Number 3. Ravichandran Ashwin
Ravi Ashwin is one of the most accomplished spinners in Indian history. He made a successful return to white-ball cricket for India in the 2021 T20 World Cup. Ashwin has been performing admirably for the Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the upcoming IPL 2022 and has received strong backing from the team’s management.
The veteran Tamil Nadu spinner has 61 T20I wickets to his name while playing 51 games for India at an average of 21.27. In the shortest format, he bowls at an economy rate of 6.79 runs per over, which is far too good for a spinner.
Ashwin has a handful of variations in his arsenal that he can use on the Australian wickets. The 35-year-old spinner, an experienced and tricky customer, can play a significant role for India in Australia later this year if selected as they chase the coveted crown.