Indian cricket team spinner Harbhajan Singh believes that Virat Kohli & Co ought to play each Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal in Auckland after shedding the primary ODI encounter towards New Zealand in Hamilton on Wednesday. The bowlers took lots of punishment at Seddon Park with Ross Taylor scoring an unbeaten ton and Tom Latham scoring 69 to information their team to victory. Harbhajan identified that the Kiwis are comfy towards tempo assaults however might battle towards the 2 wrist spinners. Harbhajan additionally mentioned that Kedar Jadhav could make method for Chahal who was not current within the enjoying XI for the primary ODI match.
“I would like to see both spinners playing together – Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal. This New Zealand team will play fast bowlers on any given day and they will take anyone on. But when it comes to playing spinners, it has always been a case for them. You can get those wickets in the middle overs. So I would like to see both the spinners play together. Maybe leave out Kedar Jadhav and play an extra spinner,” he informed Star Sports.
Corey Anderson agreed with Harbhajan that India ought to play the 2 spinners collectively however added that it’s unlikely to occur contemplating the bottom sizes in Auckland the place the second ODI encounter will happen.
“I would like to see both the spinners play for the India side but I think that they will go with only one because of the small size of the ground in Auckland. I think they can bring in a quick or strengthen the batting a bit more with an all-rounder maybe,” Anderson mentioned.
New Zealand defeated India by 4 wickets within the first cricket one-day worldwide in Hamilton on Wednesday, ending the excessive-scoring match at 4 for 348. Taylor scored an unbeaten century because the Black Caps notched their first victory towards Virat Kohli’s touring Indians, after struggling a 5-zero whitewash within the T20I sequence.
(With company inputs)