Would continue bowling wicket-to-wicket line, insists Yuzvendra Chahal
Nagpur (Maharashtra)[India], Jan. 28 (ANI): Young leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal, who was the pick of the bowlers in the first T20 which India lost to England in Kanpur, has insisted that he would continue to bowl wicket-to-wicket line in the remaining two matches of the series.
Chahal took two wickets for 27 runs in his quota of four bowlers at an economy rate of 6.75 at the Green Park, and by far looked the only Indian bowler to create doubts in the minds of the English batsmen, who otherwise, kept scoring and dealing in boundaries.
Speaking on the eve of the second T20 to be played in Nagpur, Chahal said, "My plans for the upcoming matches would be to bowl stump to stump line. I would figure out my bowling as per the match situation and would bowl accordingly."
He added: "The way the English batsmen batted in the last game, the positives that we can take out is that there is always a chance for the bowler to get them out because they are trying to score on every delivery."
When asked about the nerves he felt before the start of the game, the 26-year-old said, "It was a first home series after the tour of Zimbabwe. I was a bit nervous at the start but after bowling the first over, I gained some confidence."
"Obviously there is pressure when you play at home in front of your home crowd, but once I got into the groove, things started to ease out for me," he added.
When asked about the improvement during the Zimbabwe tour and this T20 series, the leg-spinner said, "Obviously, there has been a lot of change in my bowling. I played seven Ranji matches and performed well there. Earlier, I had not played Ranji matches but this year as Amit Mishra and Jayant Yadav were playing for India, I got the opportunity to play in Ranji trophy."
In the seven Ranji matches he played for Haryana, Chahal took 33 wickets and grabbed the eyeballs of the selectors.
When asked about the difference in style of bowling between him and veteran Amit Mishra, Chahal said, "Mishi Bhaiyya (Amit Mishra) has more turn as compared to me. I don't have that much of turn. Plus, I bowl at much quicker pace as compared to him."
"I usually try to focus more on line and length. But it's not that I don't get turn. If it's a turning track, I do get turn but my focus usually is on line and length," he added.
India, who are lagging behind 0-1 in the three-match series, would look to keep the series alive by winning the second game to be played tomorrow at the VCA Stadium in Nagpur. (ANI)