Former India batsman VVS Laxman feels Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal should characteristic within the upcoming ODI collection in opposition to Sri Lanka as bowling within the three matches will assist the spin duo regain confidence.
An important cog of the Indian bowling assault in limited-overs cricket within the lead-up to the 50-over World Cup in 2019, the 2 wrist spinners have seen their shares decline lately.
“I would like to see them play in three ODIs, because there are six spinners as you rightly mentioned. I think in ODIs, each bowler will get to play 10 overs,” Laxman stated during Star Sports’ present ‘Game Plan’.
“So, the extra overs they bowl, the extra success they’ve, they will get again the confidence — particularly Kuldeep Yadav.
“Chahal is a successful and experienced bowler, he is high on confidence and a very important member, keeping in mind the T20 World Cup. I think Kuldeep requires to get his confidence back,” he added.
Praising Suryakumar Yadav, Laxman, who featured in 134 Tests, 86 ODIs for India, stated the 30-year-old right-hander has the potential to be part of the World T20 squad.
“I used to be excited seeing the way in which Suryakumar Yadav batted at No.3. His first scoring shot in worldwide cricket, that too in opposition to a top quality quick bowler like Jofra Archer, reveals the form of confidence, the expertise and the ability he possesses – this can be a nice alternative!
“I need him to play all six matches as a result of he’s somebody who can undoubtedly stroll into the T20 World Cup squad, so far as I’m involved. I need him to develop and achieve the confidence of scoring runs, even on the worldwide degree,? he added.
India are set to tackle hosts Sri Lanka in a restricted over collection, comprising three ODIs and as many T20Is, beginning on July 13.