The Indian leg-spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal understands his role in the shortest format of the game. He understands the importance of dot balls and knows how to apply pressure. He did not claim a T20I five-for post the six-wicket haul against England in 2017 at Bangalore, but the batters haven’t been able to score off him either. The one or two-odd wickets have often turned the tide for India and Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chahal not being considered for the preliminary 15-member India squad for the T20 World Cup raised eyebrows. Being quicker in the air and having been part of two IPL triumphs for Mumbai Indians, Rahul Chahar got the nod ahead of the seasoned campaigner.
The 31-year-old, on Wednesday, posted a story on his official Instagram account from the hotel ‘The Palm’ where team India players are staying in the T20 World Cup 2021. It can be the indication that he might get picked for the mega event.
Yuzvendra Chahal scalped at least a wicket in every match during the UAE leg of the IPL 2021. Overall, in 8 matches, he managed to scalp as many as 14 wickets at an average of 13.14 and an economy of 6.13 in the second leg. He conceded more than 30 runs in his four-over spell only once during this period.
On the contrary, Rahul Chahar who is currently part of the World Cup squad has failed to do much. He played only four matches for Mumbai Indians and was dropped later due to his poor form.
Rahul Chahar could only scalp just a couple of wickets in four matches and was expensive as well. With Chahal already in team India’s hotel, we might see him breaking into the squad but it also remains to be seen if Chahar gets dropped.