4. Yuzvendra Chahal
With a scalp of 21 wickets at an average of 21.30 and an economy of 7.42 from 13 games in the recently concluded Indian Premier League 2016, Yuzvendra Chahal ranked second in the list of ‘leading wicket takers’ in the tournament.
Chahal is one spinner who believes in ‘purchasing’ the wickets. He does not mind being hit out of the park, as long as, he is able to deceive the batsmen by ‘pulling back the length’, a shade shorter, compelling the already committed batsmen to make the mistake of either scooping a catch or being beaten by the spin and get bowled.
In the ODI series against Zimbabwe, he picked up 6 wickets from 3 matches, giving away 77 runs in 24 overs.
Chahal clearly belongs to the class of ‘disappearing spinners’ and his longevity would depend upon the consistency of his performance in the games to come.
He needs to make every opportunity that comes by his way to count and make his presence felt.
Given the fact that India would be playing most of their upcoming games in India, Chahal would have more opportunities to smile.
Incidentally the youngster also enjoys the confidence of both, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli.