Yuzvendra Chahal: "You will see a more positive Yuzi, in the series'

Play down the idea that his form has dipped, India legspinner said that the team had to have their trust and confidence in him in the presence of the SL tour.

India leg spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has been said that we are to make it a more self-confident Yuzi" in India's limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka, starting on the 13th of July in Colombo. Chahal, along with Kuldeep Yadav, was an important member of the ODI team in their lead-up to the 2019 world Cup. As this site is, however, no one has had a certain place. This is reflected in the BCCI's annual contract list for this year as well, with Chahal and Yadav, both will be downgraded to a Class” C” from Class “B “ and “A” respectively.

Then, at the end of the 2019 World Cup, Chahal, the average 37.12 in ODIs, and has gone on an economy rate of 6.45. In these figures, it must be qualified by the fact that he's played in only five games during this period, which coincided with the Covid-19 pandemic, but he's benched during the whole of India in the three-match ODI series at home against England in March, was a reminder of sorts, of his diminished the importance of the team. However, Chahal said in that time, the management had confidence in him.

My great achievement, and I don't believe that there was a dip in the [kind] or something," Chahal said, ahead of Sri Lanka in the ODI series. "You can't perform at their best in every game. I'm going to try to do my best. This series is very important to me.

"I'm having conversations with the bowling coach. They [the leadership] has given us self-confidence, and that's why I'm here. If it were not so, no one on the team would be here. My main concern at the moment is the only show that has been off the cricket over the past year, but it's not in our hands. No matter what the series is going on, and we want to do. For this series, my main focus is going to be in the IPL, and the [T20] world Cup. Right now, I'm focusing on for this turn only."

Chahal's last ODI appearance was against Australia in November 2020. Since then, he has played in 19 T20s across the domestic and international cricket, and the only two List A games for Haryana. However, the spinner said he had been reminded of the stand-in coach, Rahul Dravid, he would be one of the leading spin on it here

One major difference between the T20Is and the ODIs, is the fielding restrictions, with only four fielders allowed outside the 30-yard circle, from the 11th over to the 40th over of the ODIs. Chahal said that, while these can be difficult for spin bowler, they aren't new.

"I've been playing for five years, and 50-plus games, so I'm used to all of this," he said. "That's not an excuse or anything. Now, when I bowl, I just have to focus on how you want to find out. That's it.

"I've got a few variations, and I'm going to concentrate on that only, which did not use any other. You're going to see is a more assertive Yuzi in this series. I'm just working on my angles, and in general, try to bowl more discipline."