Iconic Player of the Week: Yuzvendra Chahal

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In a batsman’s and pacer’s world, Yuzvendra Chahal is standing out with his leg break bowling. Team him up with Kuldeep Yadav and you will see magic being weaved in front of your eyes. Probably the best spin duo in the world right now, this time it was Chahal who stole the show.

India’s opening game against the Proteas saw an all-round performance from Virat Kohli’s side. While the captain himself couldn’t get a century (yes, it’s that common with him) chasing a target of 228, Rohit Sharma rose to the occasion. India became the favourite in the first innings itself with Boom Boom Bumrah bowling a fiery opening spell. The attack was then handed over to Yuzvendra Chahal who shouldered the responsibility brilliantly.

The captain himself has praised the right-arm leg break bowler on many occasions and has said that he can count on him to get wickets at regular intervals. The reason why Kohli trusts him is because he never lets the batsmen get comfortable at the crease when he is bowling. He brings in his chess skills to trick the batsmen and spin them in his web.

Bowling at an economy rate of 5.10, Chahal bagged four scalps in his 10 overs, including that of the South African captain. For his awesome performance, Yuzvendra Chahal is the iconic player of the first week of the Cricket World Cup 2019. How many wickets will he take in the next match against Australia? If you think you can predict it, then you can WIN a ticket to our Mega League of ₹30 Crores. Install BalleBaazi, the best fantasy cricket experience app and win big this World Cup.