September 30, 2022
T20 World Cup 2022 – Muttiah Muralitharan and Daniel Vettori reveal the secrets of spin bowling in Australia

Which type of spinners will get success in the T20 World Cup in Australia? Ask Muttiah Muralitharan, and he favors wrist spinners – like the recently crowned Asia Cup Player of the Tournament – Wanindu Hasaranga. Pick the brainchild of Daniel Vettori, and he believes the finger spinners of the R Ashwin mold will get the most out of those surfaces. However, the two agree on one thing: use the boom in Australia to your advantage.

Vettori particularly emphasized the art of applying topspin, as Nathan Lyon has built on these grounds to achieve great success in Test cricket. “In New Zealand and Australia and to a lesser extent in England, it’s all about the drift and the revolutions you get on the ball,” Vettori told the media in Kolkata. “Whereas on the subcontinent you have the wicket may do a little more work for you.

“And we all know that Ashwin is exceptional at that [topspin] How does he bowl in test matches? the thing is that he’s off Behind a great IPL And he is one of those people who is very adaptable, who understands what he needs to do in every situation. If he is chosen, he will know what to do. He has lived in Australia many times before. Most of India’s spinners are mostly all-rounders, that’s what sets them apart and gives them so much balance.”
Muralitharan, on the other hand, believes that a wrist spinner’s ability to generate more sidespin gives him the upper hand. He believes that this kind of skill makes someone like Hasaranga – who took nine wickets At an average of 18.88 in the Asia Cup – which is worth watching.

“In Australia, legspinners have more chance than finger spinners because you can get a sideways spin and bounce will help,” Muralitharan said. “I think it will be difficult to bat against Hasaranga, because you have to be careful in facing him. But still there are players who can play [him] Well.

“He is a great T20 bowler. He has been very successful, which is why he has played for [Royal Challengers] Bangalore too. He has done a great job in the last two-three years. He is a young boy, not old, he is about 26-27 years old [25 years old], But I don’t discuss spin bowling much with him. I don’t see him much, and Sri Lanka have a spin-bowling coach to whom he will be talking about what he wants to improve.”

Sri Lanka, due to their poor T20I rankings at the cut-off time, will have to play first round matches to qualify for the Super 12 stage to decide who will get a direct entry into the T20 World Cup. Muraleedharan calls it unfortunate, but he is not too upset about it.

“We had a young team over the years. They’ve got a little bit of experience now and they’ve played the best cricket in the Asia Cup, they deserved to win,” Muralitharan said. “They are formidable but unfortunately we have to play the playoffs to get into the tournament because over the years we had some bad matches to make it straight. Right now, I believe we will do well in the World Cup as well.”

Both Vettori and Muralitharan interacted with the media ahead of the Legends League cricket tournament, which begins with an exhibition match between India XI and World XI at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The main competition starts on Saturday, featuring Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Chris Gayle, Jacques Kallis, Shane Watson, Ross Taylor, Harbhajan Singh, Graeme Swann and Brett Lee.

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