Yuzvendra Chahal becomes first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is
Former India captain Sourav Ganguly credited for the outstanding performance of Yuzvendra as an Indian Premier League (IPL) product who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the tournament and gave credit to the cash-rich league for latter’s rise in international cricket.
On Wednesday, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal helps India win the decider by 75 runs and seal the three-match series 2-1 by picked up 6/25 wickets to bowl out England for just 127 to win their third and final T20I by the big margin of 5 runs.
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England already planning to grab their hands on the trophy with the good start. By losing the 8 wickets for just 19 spin balls they are out of the ground. England captain Eoin Morgan said, ‘Our batting performance was possibly the worst in the last two years.’
Yuzvendra Chahal played with confidence and believes lucky to be played at Chinnaswamy stadium, with this great balling performance he becomes first Indian bowler to take a five-wicket haul in T20Is. He also took the third-best figures in the shortest format of the game. Ajantha Medis player from Sri Lanka had made six-wicket haul twice, with figures of 6-8 against Zimbabwe (2012) and 6-16 against Australia (2011).
Ganguly told India that Chahal performance gets better of better by playing in the IPL and since he plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore.The 26-year-old leg break bowler knew the nature of the wicket well, he said “Chahal is also a Royal Challengers Bangalore bowler. So, he knows this surface as much as anybody else does. T20 cricket has been a product of the IPL and Chahal has been a product of the IPL. He has got better and better by bowling in the IPL. He knows exactly what to do. It’s a terrific effort. IPL has had great effects on India’s T20 side and you have seen a lot of players come out of that format and do well for India.”
Ganguly said Indian play with outstanding performance to get more of visitors. Ganguly, the past tasted success against England added, England haven’t improved their game against spinners since 2012, where they were all out for 80 runs in the T20 World Cup, giving away six wickets to spinners collectively.
Ganguly also said, “In this format, hope Dhoni floating up and not down. That’s what is important for India and give him time. Even in overseas conditions, give him 10-11 overs so that he sets in. And that’s how he can be dangerous. If you keep giving him 10-11 deliveries, he can’t do that. So, it’s a great decision by Virat Kohli and I hope he keeps him at No.4.”