Wrist spinners offer more wicket-taking options than finger spinners, feels Kuldeep Yadav

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Wrist spinners offer more wicket-taking options than finger spinners, feels Kuldeep Yadav

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SportsCafe Desk

09/21/2017

India’s chinaman spinner, Kuldeep Yadav, believes that wrist spinners have more variations in bowling compared to the conventional finger spinners, and are therefore offer a bigger wicket-taking threat. The confident youngster also feels David Warner takes pressure upon himself while facing him.

The youngest spin prodigy of the current Indian side, Kuldeep Yadav, who took two wickets against Australia in the last ODI, has stated that wrist spinners have more variations in their deliveries than the conventional finger spinners and give the side more chances of taking wickets.

The 22-year-old looked confident in the pre-match press conference in Kolkata. Virat Kohli’s lethal option, who has options like the flipper or chinaman delivery in his armoury, said, “Conventional spinners have only one or two variations but wrist spinners have the quality to deceive the batsmen. There’s more option to take wickets.”

Having faced Australia in the Dharamshala Test earlier his year, where he took four wickets and gave away 91 runs in 28 overs, Yadav showed no signs of pressure in the first ODI as he, along with Yuzvendra Chahal, scalped five wickets with India defending just 164 runs in 21 overs.

Yadav has dismissed Warner on four instances earlier, twice in the IPL and once each in Tests and ODIs, and he remains unruffled by the pressure of expectations whenever he comes across David Warner now. He even claimed that the explosive opener takes pressure upon himself while facing him.

“I guess he (Warner) takes pressure while batting against me, and feels I can get him out anytime. It’s good that there’s no pressure on me and I enjoy bowling to him. I always feel to get him out and set my plans accordingly. I will try to get him out more.”

Yadav is also looking forward to his partnership with Chahal at the top level as he is relishing the experience of having two good wrist spinners in the side. “It becomes a good experience to have two wrist spinners in the team, both are of attacking types and chances of taking wickets are more. There may be times when we will end up wicketless. We will grow series by series.”    

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