Laxman Sivaramakrishnan expresses his interest in coaching the Indian spinners

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan expresses his interest in coaching the Indian spinners

He praised the India spinners but also pointed a few technical glitches in their bowling.

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan
Laxman Sivaramakrishnan. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

India are considered as one of the favourites to win the ICC Cricket World Cup in England next year. They have been exceptional in the limited-overs format over the years and under the leadership of Virat Kohli, have blossomed really well. The team recently lost the ODI series in England and there were reports of the BCCI hiring a spin-bowling coach to which the former India cricketer Laxman Sivaramakrishnan has responded and expressed his keen interest in taking up the responsibility.

The Men in Blue possess two of the best wrist spinners in the world right now in Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav. While the latter had a decent success in England, the leggie could make much difference which made clear that the youngsters will have to work hard in the lead up to the mega event in the United Kingdom. Also, Ravindra Jadeja has put his hand up now with a stunning show in the recently concluded Asia Cup and he will also be in the plans now.

I’d like to help our spinners

Laxman Sivaramakrishnan, while speaking to the Times of India, felt that he could help the Indian tweakers until the World Cup and make them better in the upcoming few months if the BCCI approaches him for the same. “I’d like to help our spinners till the World Cup in the role of spin consultant/ coach if the BCCI approaches me with an offer,” the 52-year-old, who was one of the forces to reckon with in his playing days, said.

He was also of the opinion that the current spinners in the Indian setup are good enough to play at the highest level but needed to improve on a few things. He pointed out a few technical flaws in both Kuldeep and Chahal’s bowling while hoping that they work on it soon.

“All our spinners are good, but need fine-tuning. Kuldeep Yadav’s balance while delivering the ball needs to improve. His body isn’t synchronized properly, and his arms aren’t rotating in a round manner while delivering the ball. Yuzuvendra Chahal tends to drift to the leg and middle, which means the batsmen can look to smash him to mid-wicket, which is likely to be vacant since the two fielders on the on-side are likely to be stationed at deep square leg (for the sweep shot) and long-on,” Siva further added.

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