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IPL 2020: 3 teams with the best new-ball bowling options

Smit N. Shah
ANALYST
Top 5 / Top 10
Modified 10 Jan 2020, 18:58 IST

2. Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni's aggressive approach to pick up wickets with the new ball has worked wonders for Chennai Super Kings, who played in their 8th IPL final last year. 

MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni's experiment of giving Chahar the new ball has worked wonders for CSK

Deepak Chahar - Deepak Chahar was CSK's unsung hero in IPL 2019. He was able to hit those tempting lengths and swing the ball both ways with metronomic consistency, picking up a mind-blowing 13 wickets (out of the a total of 17 to his name) in the powerplay overs.

Harbhajan Singh - The veteran spinner used all his mastery to trick top-order batsmen last year, especially the left-handers. He took the responsibility to bowl in the powerplays and created a lot of trouble for the top-order batsmen.

KM Asif - The Kerala superstar fast bowler was in stupendous form last year and bowled exceedingly well with the new ball in the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali tournaments. He may get to play in more matches for CSK in this IPL edition.

Mitchell Santner - If the No. 3 T20I bowler Mitchell Santner is given a chance in the lineup, it would be interesting to see if Dhoni uses him in the powerplays. Santner's strength is accuracy, which is important in the powerplays.

Lungi Ngidi - Ngidi is an exciting young talent. He missed IPL 2019 due to an injury but CSK have retained him for IPL 2020. Ngidi's aggressive new-ball bowling in IPL 2018 helped him pick up 11 wickets in 7 matches.

Josh Hazlewood and Sam Curran - Both the speedsters are adept at making the new ball talk.

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Published 10 Jan 2020, 18:58 IST
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