Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal: A left-arm, right-arm combination

Written by Shamik Chakrabarty
Published: February 7, 2018 1:10 am

Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal have taken 13 wickets in the first two ODIs against South Africa. Thanks to their combined effort, India have a chance to take an unassailable 3-0 lead in the six-match series at Newlands on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

A scene from an ODI in September 2017. Glenn Maxwell was threatening to go after him and Yuzvendra Chahal, that wiry mastmaula, started pushing the ball outside off stump. Not one was in line of the stumps. Any regular IPL watcher would have recognised the pattern. That Chahal operates in two lines: either relentlessly homing in on the stumps with the outside-off as a variation, or a relentless pinging of the outside-off line. Maxwell must have known what was coming, and yet his restlessness kept increasing. “My plan to Maxwell…

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