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Aakash Chopra comments on Yuzvendra Chahal missing the last edition
By SMCS - Aug 14, 2022 2:22 pm
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Aakash Chopra said Yuzvendra Chahal will definitely be a part of the Indian team for the upcoming mega event – T20 World Cup 2022. He also said that he was shocked at his exclusion from the Indian squad in the last edition of the tournament. Chahal was overlooked as Rahul Chahar and Varun Chakravarthy picked ahead of him. But, he returned with full form post that tournament and has almost sealed his place for the upcoming edition as well which will be played in Australia later this year.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal

In a video shared on his YouTube channel, Chopra said: “Let’s start with Yuzi Chahal. His name should have one-hundred percent been there in the last World Cup as well. It was not there, you were surprised, I was also surprised. It was shocking for me. As soon as we lost the World Cup, we said that it is necessary to play Yuzi Chahal. He has picked up 16 wickets in the 13 matches he has played since then in T20 internationals, an average of 18 and an economy of 7.1, which means he has been very very good.”

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Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up 10 wickets in the last five T20Is he has played so far as well. The veteran was rested for the recently concluded T20I series against the West Indies but he is back in the 15-member Indian squad for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 as well which will be played in the UAE.

Yuzvendra Chahal
Yuzvendra Chahal conceded a lot of runs

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“Yuzi is a wicket-taker, no doubt. These were international numbers. IPL numbers, the Purple Cap numbers – 27 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 19, an economy of 7.7 and a strike rate of 15. He picked up a five-wicket haul and a hat-trick as well. He is the No. 1 genuine wicket-taker that you have. In my opinion, when you play a spinner, he can have two roles – one is economical if your fast bowlers are wicket-takers else you want your spinners to control the middle overs and pick up wickets. The guy is definitely going to Australia, there is no debating that,” Aakash Chopra concluded.

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