Young Indian leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal who is having his first ever tour to United Kingdom, said he is looking forward to the series against England to unleash two variations of Googly. Chahal believes the new technique will benefit him in the long run.
“I have two googlies — one closer to the head and one more side-arm. So, I try to mix it up. Batsmen have to look at the head position, so it is an advantage for me,” Chahal said prior to India’s opening T20I match against Ireland.
“For example, a left-arm spinner can have only two variations, but a leg spinner has at least four variations so the batsmen are always thinking about what he is going to face next,” said Chahal.
“Wrist spinners are a recent trend, and it is not like without wrist spin you cannot win here. But I think conditions here (in Ireland and England) will help spinners. English spinners have picked up wickets in the ODI series against Australia, so that is encouraging for us. England have scored 400-plus tall scores against Australia, and not us,” he added.
“Every tour is important for us, but for me especially this is an important one because I have come here for the first time, whether it is Ireland or England. Yesterday, I bowled in the nets in London and the weather was hot, almost same as in the sub-continent.
“I hope the weather stays the same and I am looking forward to more hot days like that. Whether I get to play in the first T20 or the second, I am going to enjoy my outing here,” he added.