Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav are competing with each other for the 2nd wrist-spinner position in India’s World Cup T20 2022 team, and Aakash Chopra has opted for Kuldeep Yadav. The Indian selectors’ major pick for the international competition of ICC T20 as a wrist-spinner is surely Yuzvendra Chahal. If they want to add another magical spinner to the team, they will have to choose between Bishnoi and Kuldeep.

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Aakash Chopra discussed the spinners whom the selectors could choose for India’s T20 World Cup squad in a video posted on his YouTube page.

Akash Chopra Wants To Go With Two Different Style Spinners in World Cup T20 2022

Regarding the competition between Bishnoi and Kuldeep, he commented the following, “If Ravi Bishnoi and Kuldeep Yadav are competing, I will go with Kuldeep Yadav. Although I adore Ravi Bishnoi But Kuldeep Yadav offers more diversity according to me. If India is looking for a wicket-taker option, then they should try a left-arm bowler with a little flight and have a different delivery style.”

Akash further said that “For Cricket Asia Cup 2022, India has gone with two leg-spinners in the form of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravi Bishnoi. Since the T20 World Cup, Ravi Bishnoi has picked 15 wickets in 9 matches.”

Aakash Chopra noted that Bishnoi is a powerful asset but that as a spinner for the Lucknow Super Giants, he did not have a good IPL 2022. He remarked, “If you are thinking that Ravi Bishnoi is your wicket-taker, then consider him. Ravi has also been economical with the ball. Though he did not have a great IPL 2022 season. But he has taken 13 wickets in 14 IPL matches for LSG.”

Aakash Chopra quoted that it is up to the Indian selector’s think tank to pick what they are searching for while pointing out that Kuldeep can also be used as a dangerous weapon. The well-known commentator noticed, “Since the T20 World Cup 2021, Kuldeep has played only two games and picked three wickets. But in the IPL 2021, he has picked 21 scalps in 14 IPL matches. The selectors, captain, and the coach must consider that fact also while selecting the team.

For the World Cup T20 2022 in Australia later this year, Bishnoi is a fresher to the international line-up, and ignoring an experienced one like Kuldeep Yadav when they have Chahal in their heads is very questionable. Our amazing skipper Rohit Sharma had said he would make sure to bring the duo back to the game.

Both spinners Kuldeep and Bishnoi bring the ball mostly into the right-handers. They provide a brilliant contrast to Chahal, who goes to steal the ball from right-handers, and as such could be an alternative as a supporter to Rajasthan Royals’ leg-spinner at the World Cup.

The 8th edition of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup tournament is scheduled for 2022, and it will be hosted by Australia from October 16 to November 13, 2022.