The limited-overs leg of the Windies tour to India is all set to commence on Sunday. While the Windies were completely outplayed in the recently concluded two-match Test series in which they lost by a 2-0 margin against the No.1 ranked Test team, the ODIs, and the T20Is are going to be a different ball game altogether. It has been expected that the Caribbeans will deliver a better performance in the upcoming games as they have a much more competitive squad for the shorter formats of the game.
The young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal recently asserted that he is looking forward to the new challenge that awaits for the team. He had a decent outing in Asia Cup where he picked 6 wickets at an economy rate of 4.69. He addressed the upcoming series and his bowling strategies.
Chahal is well aware of the abilities of the Caribbean cricketers in white ball cricket. He is in no mood of showing any complacency against the Windies. At the same time, he also felt that the current series was going to be a good preparation for the upcoming challenges which Team India will be facing in Down Under.
As quoted in TOI, Chahal said, “I am not going to take the West Indies team lightly. They are an amazing side in limited overs cricket. They have game changers and big hitters. It is going to be an exciting series. The limited overs series against the West Indies will be good preparation for me for the tour of Australia. I just want to give my best in the series. Be fully prepared for the Australian tour.”
The young leg-spinner didn’t have a great England tour. He is aware of his failures and feels that it was a learning curve for him. He continued to detail his strategies while bowling and how he manages to bamboozle the batsmen with his variations.
Chahal said, “I learnt a lot from both the Asia Cup and the England tour. I know I learned to take too many wickets but both series taught me a lot. Put pressure and take wickets, that’s my mantra. Sometimes, controlling the run flow is more important than taking wickets. I believe in trying different variations and confusing batsmen.”