In the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Royal Challengers Bangalore have done well and made it to the playoffs. A major reason for his performance has been the great form of leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. Chahal has taken 20 wickets in 14 matches of the league stage and is currently in the top five in the list of highest wicket takers in the league.
Former New Zealand all-rounder Scott Styris has said that Chahal has made some changes in his bowling style and has understood the situation in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and has kept pace with them which has helped him take wickets and hence Bangalore also received help.
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Styris said on the Star Sports ‘show,’ First notice where Chahal has taken wickets in 2020 and on which length he has bowled. Out of which 12 are wickets from full length balls and five are good length. Now look at 2019, where he was successful in performing brilliantly for Bangalore, he took 15 wickets for good length and only three wickets at full length.
“It tells me some things that bowling at full length in UAE is effective because India and UAE have different conditions so they are bowling at full length,” he said. How fast you bowl is also very important.
According to Styris, “Chahal is throwing the ball slow in the air and also putting the ball forward, which is why he is calling the batsman to drive and force him to make a mistake”. He said, “He is trying to put the ball forward and drive the batsman.”