The chess star turned cricketer is a perfect example of how the Indian Premier League has been a budding ground for talented players. Yuzvendra Chahal caught the fancy of the Mumbai Indians back in 2011 (currently with Royal Challengers Bangalore) and has been playing in the league since 2013 where his rise has been extraordinary. Under the guidance of Virat Kohli who has shown a lot of faith in him, Chahal has turned himself into a world class bowler. and a key player in Virat's ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 India squad. The trust the team management have shown in him can be gauged from the fact that he is thrown the ball even in the death overs. Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: Squad, Player Profiles of India National Cricket Team for CWC19.
In 40 ODI games, Yuzvendra Chahal has snapped 71 wickets at an average of 23.83 with bets figures of 6/42 against Australia. He will be working with Kuldeep Yadav in tandem and has spoken how his partnership with his spin partner has helped improve his game too. In the last World Cup, India did not have the kind of spin power needed to win the tournament and the duo are an asset to the side in the current edition. He will have to work his way to get the opposition batsman out in English conditions that may not be best accustomed to spin bowling. Schedule of Team India at ICC Cricket World Cup 2019: List of Indian Team’s Matches, Time Table, Date, Venue and Squad Details.
ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 Schedule: Full Timetable Including Team India’s Fixtures, Venue and Match Timings
Outside cricket, we have seen Yuzvendra Chahal share an excellent camaraderie with the team members and is one of the live wires on the field. It will be interesting to see how he steps up in a tournament of the magnitude of ICC World Cup 2019.