Spinners always have had an integral part in the shortest format of the game. The IPL Auction is nearing by the minute and several spinners will be under the hammer. Off spinners, as well as leg spinners, will be on the cards of all the teams. The two new teams have announced their draft picks and Ravi Bishnoi and Rashid Khan, two top choices are no longer available. However, Chahal, Chahar, Ash are still up for grabs. So, which spin-wizard makes it to the list of top 10 spinners, here’s a look:
10) Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman is one of Top 10 Spinners:
The Afghani trio of Mujeeb, Nabi, and Rashid are too good. The Afghanistan team relies on Mujeeb and his skill. Mujeeb-Ur-Rahman is one of the top 10 spinners in the world currently. Mujeeb also has a quick-arm action similar to that of Rashid Khan. He hence becomes very difficult to pick. Mujeeb has mastered the carrom ball as well.
9) Jayant Yadav:
Jayant Yadav has burst on the scene once again after making a comeback to the Indian national team. Yadav is certainly one of the top 10 spinners in India. He bowls good lines and lengths. Yadav takes the ball away from the left-hander, making him a deadly option for lefties. For the past two years, Jayant has been playing for the Mumbai Indians. Yadav can also bat lower down the order and this improves his portfolio. In the game against New Zealand at Wankhede, Jayant showed he still has what it takes to be at the top!
8) Tabraiz Shamsi is one of Top 10 Spinners:
“Shammo”, the magician from South Africa is one of the top 10 spinners. Tabraiz Shamsi also holds a position in the list of ICC for T20I bowlers. He can beat the batsman in the air. He takes the ball away from the left-hander. Leg spinners are currently ruling the shortest format and Shamsi is one of the crops. Shammo has played in every major league in the world and this adds experience to his bag.
7) Krunal Pandya:
The Senior of the Pandya Brothers is going to be a hot pick in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Krunal hasn’t performed exceptionally well in the IPL recently but he is booming on the domestic circuit. Krunal had also taken leadership roles for Baroda at the domestic level. Pandya is a good middle-order batting option as well. His fielding is also a talking point. All of this makes Krunal a good choice for any T20 Team across the globe. Add to it the experience of playing in the IPL for over 5 years!
6) Wanindu Hasaranga:
Hasaranga was exquisite in India’s tour of Sri Lanka in 2021. Although a secondary India team was picked, Hasaranga’s bowling was too good. The deliveries bowled by him fall in the right areas. Wanindu beats the batsmen in the air and his ball dips too. He has used pace variation effectively to get an upper hand.
5) Adil Rashid:
Adil Rashid, the English Spin-Wizard will bag a contract this season! Rashid has been on the top of his game since 2018. He too like all the others beats the batsmen through the air and uses pace variation. He has a well-disguised googly too. Rashid bowls 30% googlies which makes it a good number. Rashid always keeps a doubt in the mind of the batsmen.
4) Adam Zampa is one of Top 10 Spinners:
Jumping from one leg spinner to another, we come to Adam Zampa. Zampa is certainly one of the top 10 spinners in the world currently. Adam was an integral part of the squad that won the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE for Australia. A few of his spells were magical. Adam has played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune SuperGiants before. The Chinnaswamy Stadium or the Wankhede Stadium is an ideal place for him to bowl as the pitch has bounced on offer.
3) Rahul Chahar:
Our very own Indian spinners need to be on top. Out of 11 players, 7 are Indian so, good Indian spinners are essential. Rahul Chahar is a good leg spinner; in fact, he is one of the top 10 leg spinners in the world. Chahar was a part of the Indian Team chosen for the ICC T20 World Cup in UAE last year. He did not have a good outing but his abilities are not in question. He is a daring bowler who goes for wickets. Chahar at times leaks runs but gets the job done.
2) Ravichandran Ashwin is one of Top 10 Spinners:
An experienced Indian spinner is a rare commodity in this IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the top choices for the teams in the auction. Ashwin has a truckload of wickets at the international level. He spins a web around left-handers. He makes effective use of the carrom ball which turns in towards the lefty. Ashwin is going to be one of the top 10 spinners of all time!
1) Yuzvendra Chahal:
The most successful Indian bowler at the international level is going to make a lot of money in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. Yuzi Chahal, the former chess player is going to take the bucks very high. Yuzvendra has a knack for picking wickets. One can never forget his spell against England back in 2016! Chahal had humble beginnings while playing for Mumbai Indians before moving to RCB. The poster boy of RCB will now be looking for a spin-friendly wicket. SMS Stadium in Jaipur can be one such ideal choice or even Chennai!