Former India wicketkeeper-batter Deep Dasgupta reckons that Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy is troublesome to play as a result of he bowls fast and straight and is all the time on the batter.
Chakravarthy (3/13) was the standout performer as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) pulverized Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). KKR defeated the RCB by 9 wickets in match 31 of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) on Monday in Abu Dhabi.
Analyzing Chakravarthy’s splendid effort towards the RCB, Dasgupta identified the qualities that make the leggie a tricky proposition for batters in T20 cricket.
“The areas that he bowled (very actually good). He was bowling fast, he saved it very straight and was attacking the stumps. Clearly, he has that thriller angle to his bowling. It’s troublesome to select whether or not it’s going to be an off-spinner or a leg-spinner.
So long as you might be attacking the stumps, you might be holding the batsmen below stress. On the tempo that he bowls, it’s not straightforward to step out or sweep him as a result of he bowls fast,” Dasgupta stated throughout an interplay on ESPN Cricinfo.
Chakravarthy cleaned up a struggling Glenn Maxwell (10) with one which drifted in and skidded by means of. Sachin Baby (7) perished to a googly whereas Wanindu Hasaranga (0) was trapped in entrance by one which got here in sharply.
“Lot of communication between DK and Chakravarthy in Tamil” – Dasgupta
Though he wasn’t certain about it, Dasgupta feels that having Dinesh Karthik behind the stumps maybe helps Chakravarthy. He identified that the 2 usually converse in Tamil.
“It’s also attention-grabbing to see that there’s a whole lot of communication between DK (Dinesh Karthik) and Varun Chakravarthy in Tamil. It is nearly on the identical strains as Kuldeep Yadav/ Yuzvendra Chahal and MS Dhoni. You will need to perceive, could also be that performs a task too in him doing so effectively when he has DK behind the stumps,” the previous cricket added.
Other than Chakravarthy, KKR all-rounder Andre Russell additionally starred with the ball. The West Indian ended with very good figures of three for 9, his scalps together with the massive considered one of AB de Villiers with an unplayable yorker.
After KKR restricted RCB to 92 all out in 19 overs, openers Shubman Gill (48 off 34) and Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out off 27) featured in a blinding opening stand of 82. KKR wanted solely 10 overs to romp residence within the breezy chase.