Yuzvendra Chahal has been a powerful spinner for the Indian team for the last three to four years. The right-arm spinner is India’s top wicket-taker in the shortest format with 91 wickets. In 72 ODI matches, he has 121 wickets. He hasn’t yet played for Team India in a Test match. Yet, the competition among spinners for a spot on the national team is intense.
Although Chahal’s economy in the shortest format of 8.14 is a little bit high, he possesses great leg spin. Add to that the fact that he will turn 33 this year. Several spinners have stood out through their performances, and in Twenty20 games, they may be a better Chahal replacement. We look at five more potent spinners below.
Ravi Bishnoi is the first Indian spinner to earn a spot in the Indian team after Yuzvendra Chahal. It was authorised for the right-arm spinner to make his international debut last year in a T20I game versus the West Indies. He played brilliantly after his debut, grabbing 16 wickets in 10 T20I games.
The right-arm pacer bowled in international games with an economy rate of 7.09 and an average of 17.12, showcasing his potential to become one of India’s best spinners. He was further selected for the 2022 Asia Cup squad. Yet in October or November of last year, he was rejected from the T20 World Cup 2022 and hasn’t played in a match since.
Kuldeep Yadav is another guy who is a better spinner than Yuzvendra Chahal and deserves to be in the Indian team. Due to injury, Yadav has only appeared for India in a tiny handful of games since the year 2020 got underway. As a result, he was also kicked from the national team.
But Yadav, playing for his new side Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2022, had a wonderful comeback into Indian cricket. In a recent Test match against Bangladesh, he grabbed 8 wickets. Also, he had excellent performance in the ODI series against Sri Lanka and New Zealand last month.