During the second T20I against New Zealand on Sunday, India's spinner Yuzvendra Chahal surpassed all other wicket-takers in the country. With his one wicket from the game, Chahal surpassed Bhuvneshwar Kumar, who had 90 wickets, in terms of total wickets taken. The veteran spinner's performance, though, has not been up to par for a while. In three T20Is he played this year, Chahal only claimed four wickets. Other than this, he was only able to record three ODI dismissals. Former India selector Sunil Joshi advised the Rohit Sharma-led team to play domestic cricket for the 32-year-old spinner to regain his form as they prepared for the upcoming ODI World Cup.
Any bowler will experience that phase over time. Chahal is likely going through that stage. If Chahal, for example, is unable to play in the middle of the field, he should probably ask the team management to allow him to play domestic cricket. For him to regain his form, game time is crucial. That ought to be the best preparation for Chahal, according to Sunil on ESPNCricinfo.
For the ODI World Cup, Sunil cut Chahal from his 15-man roster and said, "No. In my squad will be Jadeja. You have Axar as a backup if he is not performing well. If I need one more leg spinner, I will probably look at Washy (Washington Sundar) or Ravi Bishnoi because they are both better fielders than Chahal and Bishnoi is more reliable and has a quicker arm action. ".
The former selector praised left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav and advised him to maintain consistency in order to have a successful World Cup run.
"Kuldeep Yadav is in a place where he is completely fine. He needs to maintain consistency. He should be concentrating on the tactical aspect. He must determine his strategy for dealing with each team and setting. India is the host nation for the World Cup, but each location has unique characteristics in terms of the pitch, soil, and weather. Sunil advised him to get ready accordingly.
Incredibly good form this year has been Kuldeep Yadav. He took five Sri Lankan wickets in two One Day Internationals before taking six New Zealand wickets in three games. Later, he also had a victory over the Kiwis in both of the T20Is.