Varun Chakravarthy has picked up 13 wickets from 11 matches in IPL 2020 to date.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders’ (KKR) leg-spinner Varun Chakravarthy has earned a maiden nationwide call-up, after impressing with the ball within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. Chakravarthy, who left his job as an architect as he was discovering it tough to make each ends meet, has joined the lengthy checklist of IPL success tales after he was named in India’s Twenty20 Worldwide squad to tackle Australia. The 29-year-old thriller spinner has impressed every one along with his bowling and has 13 wickets to point out for his efforts, 5 of which got here in opposition to a powerful Delhi Capitals facet in a single sport.
Throughout his injury-laden first season with the Kings XI Punjab, who had purchased him for a whooping Rs 8.four crore in 2019, the Tamil Nadu spinner might solely function in a single sport, the place he leaked runs returning with figures of 1/35 in three overs, which led to the franchise releasing at him the top of the season.
Nevertheless, he bought a brand new life after two-time champions KKR picked him as much as bolster their spin bowling assault and he has repaid that religion by rising as one of many standout performers for the facet within the ongoing marketing campaign. Whereas his wickets tally will not be alarming, he has been spectacular bowling at an economic system of seven.05 by way of the center overs.
Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, who’re main the Royal Challengers Bangalore fast-bowling assault in IPL 2020, have additionally been rewarded for his or her spectacular season with a spot within the Check workforce. Navdeep Saini, one of many quickest bowlers within the nation, has additionally been named within the ODI squad.
Whereas he might not have picked as many wickets as he would have like, what had made him standout is his economic system spectacular economic system of seven.95, that too bowling contained in the Powerplay and the on the loss of life.
Matters talked about on this article