Team India recently had their white ball tour in Sri Lanka. Both countries first met in the One-Day International (ODI) series and then faced each other in the T20 International (T20I) series. While the visitors won the one-day match 2-1, the hosts made a comeback to capture the T20I series 2-1.
During the limited matches, spinners from both sides were the main attraction. This series was also considered a test to find the best combination, especially the spin attack. the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 will take place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Yuzvendra Chahal and Rahul Chahar were impressive with their individual heroic deeds, and the like Kuldeep Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy was also good. Both Kuldeep and Varun did not get many opportunities, but the bowling duo of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) proved that it would be difficult for selectors to ignore them for selection regarding the T20 World Cup team.
Meanwhile, the legendary spinner of Sri Lanka Muttiah Muralitharan chose his choice between Varun and Kuldeep. Murali went over Varun with Kuldeep because of his incredible wicket ability. The Sri Lankan legend also mentioned that it is a pity that KKR did not offer him many matches in the IPL.
‘For India I will wait and see this IPL and how it goes in the UAE, and look at the performances and who is in shape. My choice will be Kuldeep Yadav because he has proven himself as a bowler taking wicket. Unfortunately, the IPL team does not choose him on the sidelines, “ says Muralitharan as quoted by ESPNcricinfo.
Many fans rate Varun as the following Ajantha Mendis or Sunil Narine simply because he is also a mystery bowler and batsmen find it quite challenging to pick him. However, Muralitharan reckoned that Varun still had a long way to go to reach the level of Mendis and Narine.
‘Varun Chakravarthy is a very good bowler, a very good option for India and also for the IPL team. I still think he is not equal to Ajantha Mendis or Sunil Narine’s level when they come into the team, and they enchant the batsmen. He does not enchant the batsmen, but he is decent enough and gives good performances, “ added Murali.