The veteran Indian leg-spinner, Piyush Chawla has shed light on why there aren’t many wrist spinners in the Indian Premier League (IPL), saying there aren’t many of them in the domestic circuit. Chawla will be playing his trade for Mumbai Indians (MI) in the 2023 season of the IPL.
During a recent chat with Sportskeeda, Piyush Chawla said young cricketers probably want to bat or become fast bowlers, and very few want to become wrist spinners. He explained, “Every team wants wrist spinners in this format because while most bowlers go for runs, wrist spinners are the attacking options that will give you a breakthrough.”
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He further added, “I think you aren’t seeing many wrist spinners because there aren’t many in domestic cricket. Youngsters probably want to bat or bowl quick and very few want to become wrist spinners.”
The veteran leg-spinner went on to heap praise on Kumar Kartikeya, saying he looks excellent and has proved himself in the Ranji Trophy.
Elaborating the same, Piyush Chawla said, “I have seen all of them (Kartikeya, Hrithik & Raghav) in the DY Patil tournament that we are playing. To be honest, Kartikeya looks really good, he has proved himself in the Ranji Trophy over the past season as well as this one. Raghav is a bit inexperienced and will only get better as he plays more and more.”
The cash-rich league will commence on March 31 with the defending champions, Gujarat Titans, taking on the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) with MS Dhoni looking to claim his fifth title with the franchise.
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A total of 70 matches will be played in the league stage across 52 match days and the first double-header of the new season will be played on April 1, followed by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) taking on Punjab Kings (PBKS) in Mohali. We will also be seeing the 1000th IPL match during the course of the 2023 season with a blockbuster clash between CSK and MI at the iconic Chepauk stadium.