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Piyush Chawla Picks Vital Player For Team India During Super 8

Former Team India cricketer Piyush Chawla believes wrist spinner Kuldeep Yadav will be India’s preferred specialist spinner in the Super Eight stage of the T20 World Cup in the Caribbean. India secured victories against Ireland, Pakistan, and the United States in three challenging batting matches at Nassau County Stadium in New York.

Team India are now set to face Canada in their final Group stage match at Lauderhill, Florida, before advancing to the Super Eight. Chawla mentioned that, although the conditions in New York were not favorable for spin bowling, the Indian spinners will now be competing in the tournament. India has four spin bowling options: Kuldeep, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, and Ravindra Jadeja.

Piyush Chawla Predicts Star Performer For Team India In Super 8

“The pitch in New York was very dicey and the way India performed on that pitch and won three out of three games, so there are very good chances going forward,” Chawla told the media on Thursday.

“The spinners were not needed as much in New York but once you enter the second leg for the Super Eight, the spinners have had a big role in the West Indies. Our spinners will come into play now,” he added.

Despite Chahal being one of the most successful bowlers in the Indian Premier League (IPL), Chawla selected Kuldeep as his top choice.

“To be very honest only one will play, and I think Kuldeep will be the first preference because of what he has done in the last one and a half years. You have Axar and Jadeja who can give you the batting depth so I feel Kuldeep will get the nod,” he said.