IPL 2020: Rating the spin-attacks of all the eight teams
Spin-bowling is expected to play a major role on slow and low decks in the UAE.
Updated - Sep 16, 2020 1:04 pm
The thirteenth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is all set to kick start from September 19th in the UAE. All the eight teams, which are part of this year’s tournament, are keen to lift the IPL trophy in the forthcoming season.
In the auction, all the teams strengthened their squads by ticking the required boxes. While the pacers and the all-rounders attracted heavy bids, many franchises tried to strengthen their spin-attack by shelling out huge amounts.
Considering the spin-friendly tracks in the UAE, teams, having the best spin-attacks, will be having quite a strong chance to taste success in this IPL. So, let us look at the spin-bowling options of each team and rate them according to their strength.
Here is the rating given to spin attacks of each team on a scale of 10: –
8) Mumbai Indians (6.5/10)
Their spin bowling options: Krunal Pandya, Rahul Chahar, Jayant Yadav and Anukul Roy.
Mumbai Indians are having the weakest spin-department in this season with no overseas option in their squad. The four Indian spinners in their squad lack in experience and the Mumbai-based franchise can pay a heavy price in this season for their choices in the auction.
While Krunal and Rahul are expected to be a part of the starting XI, they are not the ones on whom teams can hinge on to pick crucial wickets in the middle-overs. The back-up options, Yadav and Roy, don’t have much of an experience either and the impact they make remains to be seen.
After Lasith Malinga’s exist from this IPL, Mumbai should have opted for an overseas spin-bowling option considering the spinning tracks in the UAE, but they chose James Pattinson as the former’s replacement. With no overseas option and lack of Indian experience, Mumbai’s spin-attack stands last on the list.