Indian Premier League 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal Adds ‘Faster Googly’ to Leg-Spin Repertoire


IPL 2020: Yuzvendra Chahal has picked up five wickets from three matches for RCB in IPL 2020.© Yuzvendra Chahal / Instagram

Indian Yuzvendra Chahal said on Thursday that he had added a “faster googly” to his leg spin repertoire after exchanging notes with Indian Premier League teammate Adam Zampa from Australia. Zampa joined the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore last month after replacing fellow countryman Kane Richardson for the 13th edition of the Twenty20 tournament to be held in the United Arab Emirates. Chahal, who has been with Bangalore since 2014, said he learned a few tricks from his fellow wrist spinner. “When we go to the nets, we discuss the wicket and our plan,” Chahal said in a virtual chat with reporters.

“I used to throw the slower googly and now I’ve added the faster googly so it gives the batsmen less chance to judge, and if he goes wrong it will be easy to get them out.”

A leg-spin bowler usually spins the ball away from a right-hand batsman, but the ball is called a googly when it spins the other way.


30-year-old Chahal, who has played 52 one-day internationals and 42 T20 matches for India since 2016, said a leg spinner offers more value in the shorter format.

Chahal has claimed five wickets for wooden spoonbills last year’s Bangalore this season, with the Kohli-led squad winning two of their three matches so far.

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