How wrist spinners are going to make an impact in ICC World Cup 2019?

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Right from the days of Shane Warne to the latest Mujeeb Zadran of Afghanistan, the wrist spinners always designed a page in the books of cricket. It has always been a great influence in the bowling arsenal for the teams over the years but unfortunately, the past decade hasn’t found any such wrist spinners who made an impact in the game.

Off late, again, the likes of YuzvendraChahal, Yasir Shah, Adil Rashid and Rashid Khan brought back the lost life to the wrist spin with their colossal success in the International Cricket. The wristy duo of India, Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav is tumbling the best line-ups in the world cricket while Shadab Khan has been wrecker-in-chief for Pakistan in the recent times.

Rashid Khan (Picture Source – Wisden India)

Likewise, Rashid Khan and Mujeeb Zadran fetched a huge name across the world for Afghanistan with their incredible consistency while Adil Rashid became the main weapon for Eoin Morgan in the limited overs’ format. With the best batsmen in the world are finding it difficult to pick to the Wrist spinners, one can imagine the impact, wrist spin could make in the coming future.

With ICC World Cup 2019 being the ultimate destination for all the teams across the world, it is obvious that the skipper of each team is in favor of injecting wrist spinners into their respective lineups. According to the latest cricket odds from different bookmakers, India and England are the hot favorites to win the world cup, the availability of wrist spinners like Adil Rashid, Chahal, and Kuldeep in these teams can give a big boost up.

The likes of AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli who are respected as the best in the business were the repeated failures when they faced wrist spinners in their recent games. We came across Rashid Khan getting better off Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers in the IPL games while Shadab Khan has been terrific in the practice game against Northamptonshire ahead of the historic test against Ireland.

As mastering Wrist spin is a tough job in the game of cricket, the batsmen across the world will hardly get the bowlers to get the practice in nets which certainly gives an additional advantage for the wrist spinners.

The best possible example of the recent times could be the freshly-concluded India’s tour of South Africa 2018. The Proteas batsmen looked wayward in their approach to wrist spinners which clearly shows that wristies are going to rule the bowling charts in the upcoming big event.

With hardly one year to go for the most celebrated event in the world cricket, teams across the world are sharpening the skills of their wrist spinners in all the best ways possible. Adil Rashid has been an active participant in the county games while Chahal and Kuldeep are occupied with IPL. Shadab Khan is plying his trade for the national team while the mystery Afghan duo, Mujeeb Zadran, and Rashid Khan are the latest cricket odds in Indian Premier League 2018.

Meanwhile, the likes of Mujeeb Zadran, Axar Patel, and Rashid Khan will fly to England as soon as IPL 2018 conclude in order to don their respective county teams’ jerseys. With ICC World Cup 2019 is also set to be hosted by England and Wales Cricket Board, the foreign signings would love to get the best idea of the conditions.