T20 cricket has changed the picture of the game as a more exciting one. One of the crucial changes it brought is, wrist-spinning is no longer a neglected bowling style.
Since 2010, wrist spinners are being used at the most by India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh and recent IPL auctions showered bucks on wrist spinners. Wrist spinners form a vital wing in around all of the T20 teams.
In addition, captains of the teams rely on wrist-spinners more and there is a good reason behind this. Indian skipper Kohli stressed on Kuldeep Yadav and Chahal than Ravindra Jadeja and Ashwin.
Shane Warne, a wrist-spinner is the reason behind the triumph of Rajasthan Royals in beating CSK in the finale to bag the title. The ability to take wickets by the wrist-spinners is the reason behind this confidence. This will be an asset when limited -overs cricket is considered.
The wrist spinner can handle the machine-made kookaburra ball easily when compared to a finger spinner. This is the reason behind their taking more wickets. Making a decision when to play is the best way for the batsman to handle a wrist-spinner. The wrist-spinners can turn the game to the side easier.
Most of the batsmen often try to read the ball and its action after delivery. To read a googly or flipper is easier but to understand the action of a wrist-spinner, more practice and experience is required. Wrist spinners can become more dangerous in case of spin and angle of motion to terrify the batsman.
Kuldeep Yadav, Chahal, Rashid Khan, Imran Tahir are some of the class players who can bowl consistently under pressure and can turn the match upside down. The bowlers who can play consistently even under critical conditions can attract more bidders when it comes to the auction. The lucrative remunerations in IPL auctions lead the youngsters to choose wrist-spinning in their cricketing career.