Former Pakistan spinner Mushtaq Ahmed feels that Yuzvendra Chahal can make better use of the crease & improve his efficiency. Yuzvendra Chahal is among the leading leg spinners in the world cricket & is in a good form.
Mushtaq Ahmed picked the name of Chahal, Australia’s Adam Zampa & Pakistan’s Shadab Khan among the top leg- spinners in white-ball cricket. “Chahal has been quite impressive. He has secured the position of top leg spinners of the world & I feel that he would be more effective in cricket if he utilizes the crease a little more”, Mushtaq Ahmed told media.
Mushtaq Ahmed has coached cricketers all around the world and is currently a consultant for his native team. Mushtaq said that the ability to take wickets in the middle overs in the limited-overs format through Chahal & Kuldeep Yadav has been a game-changer for them.
“Yuzvendra Chahal can go wide of the crease at times. You should be smart enough to understand about the pitches. If it is a flat pitch, you can bowl stump to stump”, said Mushtaq who is one of the best leg spinners that Pakistan squad ever had”.
“If the ball is gripping you can go wide of the crease because you can trouble even the best of batsmen with that angle. That way your googly also doesn’t turn as much as the batsman expects and you end up taking a wicket”.
Yuzvendra is not a huge turner of the ball and always uses his variations very effectively. Mushtaq Ahmed feels that the skills of Kuldeep and Chahal have widely improved from Captain MS Dhoni’s advice from behind the stumps.
“You have to be always one step ahead of the batsman. You should know your field position as per the batsman’s strength. I always say attack the batsman with fielders and not with the ball. If you understand that simple theory then you will always be successful”, the 49-year-old batsman said who played 52 tests and 144 ODIs, said Mushtaq.
“India has tremendously become a force which performs well in all three formats as it uses its bowlers really well. Dhoni was a master at getting the best out of his bowlers in limited-overs cricket and now it’s Virat Kohli who is leading the team very well”.
“You should have the best leg spinners in your team as they have the capability to take wickets at any stage of the game. I see a lot of them coming through in the next 10-15 years”. “Most batsmen play very well with fast bowlers but with a good spinner in the team you are always in the game”, added member of the 1992 World Cup Winning Squad.