You can ask anyone touching who’s the best T20 spinner in the world? The unanimous answer will be Rashid Khan. The wizard from Afghanistan has tormented even the greats of the game.
T20 is often regarded as a batsman’s game, However, Rashid surely doesn’t believe in this cliche as he makes batsmen dance to his tunes when he has the ball in his hands.
The leg-spinner is currently playing a central role for Sunrises Hyderabad in IPL 2020. After 2 quite initial matches, Rashid got his mojo back and has since then not looked back. Wickets, wickets and more wickets that’s always the motto of Rashid Khan when he gets ready to bowl.
But what makes this gifted leg-spinner such a powerful force in T20 cricket. Why don’t other spinners are unable to produce such impactful match-winning performances consistently? In this feature, we take a close look at Rashid Khan and find out what his so successful even in T20 cricket.
5 Reasons Why Rashid Khan Is So Successful In T20:
1. Immense Control Over His Length
Leg spinners at times can be hot and cold with the lengths that they bowl but not Rashid Khan. One rarely sees Rashid bowling a poor ball and getting dispatched into the stands. The batsmen have to even execute big strokes on good balls which makes him impossible to get away.
The leggie has immense control over his length and doesn’t give gifts to opposition batsmen. As a result, he picks loads to wickets in T20 cricket as he exerts constant pressure through his immaculate line and length.
Rashid never gives an inch away to the batsmen and he consistently executes that nagging length to which batsmen are unsure about whether to play it on the front foot or back foot.