New Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal bowled brilliantly in the match against Mumbai Indians on Sunday. He took 3 wickets for 11 runs in the match and played an important role in the victory of RCB. Chahal is performing consistently well in the second half of IPL (IPL 2021). He is the only RCB bowler who has taken wickets in all three matches. Despite consistent performances, many veteran players have raised questions over Chahal’s non-selection in the T20 World Cup team. Virender Sehwag has also joined in this. He has expressed surprise over not selecting Chahal in the World Cup team.
Sehwag said on Cricbuzz that Chahal is the most useful bowler for any team in T20. Team India’s selectors should explain why they did not give this leg-spinner a chance in the team of T20 World Cup. He further said that Chahal was bowling well even earlier. I don’t understand why then he didn’t get a place in the Indian team. It is not that Rahul Chahar bowled very well on the Sri Lanka tour. The way Chahal is bowling, he can become the biggest force of any team in T20 cricket.
Chahal knows how to take wickets in T20s: Sehwag
The former Indian opener said how Chahal has to bowl in T20, how to get wickets. If we talk about the match against Mumbai Indians, then Glenn Maxwell and Yuzvendra Chahal made the match for RCB. Both took consecutive wickets in the middle over and it turned the tide of the entire match. Before Sehwag, Harbhajan Singh has also expressed surprise over Chahal not being selected in the T20 World team.
Chahal highest wicket-taker in T20Is
Let us inform that the 15-member team that has been selected by the Chetan Sharma-led selection committee for the T20 World Cup includes 5 spinners Ravindra Jadeja, Rahul Chahar, Varun Chakraborty, R Ashwin and Axar Patel. Ashwin played white ball cricket for India 4 years ago. Chahal has not been included in this team, while he is the highest wicket-taker for India in T20 format. He has taken 63 wickets in 49 matches at an economy rate of 8.32. He has taken 4 wickets twice and 5 wickets once. His strike rate is also good. He takes one wicket in every 18 balls. In IPL 2021 too, Chahal has taken 9 wickets in 10 matches.