IPL 2018: Wrist spinners from each IPL team
Six Indians and two overseas spinners feature on this list.
Wrist spinners are playing very important role in T20 cricket nowadays. The rise of Kuldeep Yadav & Yuzvendra Chahal in limited overs international cricket shows the value of wrist spinners. Their performance kicked out the experienced spin duo of Ashwin-Jadeja in the ODI and T20 side of Indian team. Four out of top 10 T20I bowlers(Rashid Khan, Ish Sodhi, Imran Tahir, Samuel Badree) are wrist spinners. It shows the effectiveness of wrist spinners in modern day cricket.
As the 11th edition of IPL is going to kick-off in April, all the franchise would be looking forward to their wrist spinners to make impact to their team.
Here are all the wrist spinners from each IPL side on whom the teams would bank upon in the upcoming edition of IPL:
Chennai Super Kings: Imran Tahir
It was prominent that CSK was keen to have wrist spinner in their squad when they went hard to pick Piyush Chawla in the IPL auction. Later he bought back by KKR through RTM card. Later they picked Karn Sharma and Imran Tahir as well. It is obvious that one out of these two would be in the final XI. Even though former is an Indian spinner, Tahir has impressive record in IPL and he will be first choice in the playing XI.
In 32 matches he has played in IPL so far, he bagged 47 wickets which is hugely impressive in T20 cricket. His form in the ongoing PSL is unavoidable to mention where he grabbed hat-trick. His ability to strike often through his "wrong-un" and quick deliveries makes him the first choice wrist spinner for Chennai based franchisee.