Dubai: Indian leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who plays for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in IPL believes that the franchise have sorted out their issue of death bowling and have all the bases covered for the upcoming season.On various occasions, RCB's bowling in the death overs has undone the fine efforts of their batsmen and have cost them the match.
However, Chahal feels the presence of Dale Steyn, Umesh Yadav and Chris Morris has strengthened their bowling, which will counter its poor show in the previous seasons.''We have sorted out our bowling in the death overs. We have Dale (Steyn) sir, (Navdeep) Saini, (Chris) Morris and Umesh (Yadav) bhaiya. We are not worried about bowling the last few overs because everyone is ready and on wickets here (in UAE) spinners too can chip in with a couple of overs,'' Chahal was quoted as saying in Cricbuzz.
Taking about the spin strength of the team, Chahal said the mix of Indian and international spinners makes RCB a potent unit."We have Washi (Washington Sundar), Moeen (Ali) and Shahbaz (Ahmed) in the line-up. That's a good spin bowling attack to tackle the surfaces at the three venues - Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. " said the leggie.
The Bengaluru-based team also added Australian Adam Zampa in place of Kane Richardson, who pulled out of the T20 league due to personal reasons, to beef up its spin attack."Zampa is a wonderful legspinner who comes with a lot of experience. He has also played in India, and the wickets here are similar to those back home. His arrival has strengthened our attack because he comes fresh from international duty in the T20 format," said Chahal.
The cash-rich T20 leauge, which sees packed stands in most venues, will be played behind closed doors for the first time due to the coronavirus pandemic.The Indian cricketer admitted to feeding off the energy from the spectators but added that playing in an empty gallery was not new for players as they are used to playing without spectators in the domestic circuit.
"Not having fans in the stadium will be a disadvantage because their support makes a lot of difference. Given the circumstances, there is nothing we can do about it."Having said that, we are used to playing without spectators during first-class matches, so we just have to accept it," said Chahal.(UNI)