T20 World Cup 2021: Varun Chakravarthy Has A Wicket-Taking Ability In Any Situation – Pragyan Ojha

Pragyan Ojha

Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha heaped praises on Varun Chakravarthy, the mystery spinner who is a likely starter in India’s eleven at the T20 World Cup.

Varun Chakravarthy is coming off a fantastic IPL 2021, where he picked up 18 wickets at an economy of 6.59, helping the Kolkata Knight Riders to the final. Pragyan Ojha reckons that both Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy should play together to “bring different dimensions” to India’s bowling attack.

He pointed out that the KKR spinner also has the ability to bowl and pick wickets in any phase of a T20 game; Chakravarthy was smartly used by Eoin Morgan in powerplay, middle-overs and at times in the death overs as well during the IPL.

Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy (Image Credit: Twitter)

“Both Ravindra Jadeja and Varun Chakravarthy bring different dimensions. Chakravarthy has the wicket-taking ability in any situation,” Ojha said at Salaam Cricket 2021.

India has got four very good spinners; Varun Chakravarthy is the best of the lot: Harbhajan Singh

Considering the pitches in the UAE, the selectors have boosted India’s squad with plenty of spin options. Apart from Jadeja and Chakravarthy, senior off-spinner R Ashwin was recalled, and leg-spinner Rahul Chahar was given a call-up for the World Cup ahead of Yuzvendra Chahal; left-arm spinner Axar Patel is in the reserves.

Veteran off-spinner Harbhajan, who spends the IPL 2021 with Varun Chakravarthy at KKR, the 30-year-old Tamil Nadu spinner, is the best spinner in the squad.

Varun Chakravarthy and Eoin Morgan
Varun Chakravarthy and Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: Twitter)

“India has got four very good spinners. Varun is the best of the lot then you have Ravindra Jadeja and R Ashwin who has been playing for very long. Rahul Chahar is also a very good bowler,” Harbhajan said.

India will take on Pakistan in their opening encounter on October 24 in Dubai. They will then meet New Zealand, Afghanistan, and two other teams who will qualify from Round 1 in the Super 12 stage.

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