IPL 2024: Shane Bond offers key advice to Yuzvendra Chahal for India’s T20 World Cup 2024 comeback

League: IPL


Posted on: 03 Apr, 2024 at 08:32 AM

Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has established himself as a relentless wicket-taker for Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024, having previously clinched the prestigious Purple Cap during his stint with the Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB). Despite his remarkable feat as India’s leading wicket-taker in T20Is, he remained an untapped resource on the grand stage of the T20 World Cup 2024.

Yuzvendra Chahal’s dominance in IPL 2024

With the highly anticipated T20I mega event slated to commence on June 1 in the West Indies and United States of America (USA), Chahal’s candidacy for selection is poised to resurface. Presently, he occupied the commendable position of third-highest wicket-taker in the IPL 2024, boasting six pivotal scalps. His bowling finesse is underscored by an extraordinary economy rate of 5.50 and an impressive average of 9.15, presenting stiff competition for luminaries like Mustafizur Rahman of Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and new pace sensation, Mayank Yadav of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).

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Shane Bond’s advice for Chahal amidst T20 World Cup speculations

Renowned former New Zealand pacer and esteemed Rajasthan’s bowling coach, Shane Bond, recently commended Chahal’s scintillating performance against the Mumbai Indians (MI). His spellbinding figures 3/11 in a recent encounter set the stage for Rajasthan’ victory. Bond perceived this remarkable display as a harbinger of Chahal’s potential resurgence in the national team. However, he advocated for a prudent approach, emphasizing the importance of maintaining focus amidst swirling speculations.

“The competition is pretty tough, so one of the real challenges for any bowler coming into this tournament is to forget that there is a [T20] World Cup [coming up], and you start bowling to get into the World Cup team,” Bond was quoted as saying by the ESPNcricinfo.

Pathway to international acclaim

In Bond’s discerning perspective, success in the IPL serves as the quintessential pathway to international acclaim. He underscored the significance of eschewing distractions and channeling energies towards elevating IPL franchises to glory. Bond exuded confidence in Chahal’s unparalleled talents, asserting that sustained excellence on the field will inevitably reignite discussions regarding his inclusion in the prestigious T20 World Cup roster.

“If your [IPL] team is successful, you are in a winning team, selections and rewards come from that. That has more of been our focus, to forget about all that other noise from the outside and just work really hard for each other. If we do that, I have got no doubt people are going to start talking, like you [the journalist asking the question] are now, about Chahal and whether he will feature in the World Cup or not. He is bowling beautifully,” the 48-year-old concluded.

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