Wrist spinners are a much-vaunted commodity in T20 cricket these days. However, that was not always the case and initially there were skeptics who thought that the format was like the sound of death-knell when it came to tweakers. They are one of the most essential pieces in a successful T20 jigsaw puzzle.
1) Rashid Khan – The number 1 T20 bowler in the world, Rashid Khan has been a revelation ever since he’s burst onto the scene. Hardly any batsman has been able to get on top of him and his quickish pace makes it difficult for batsmen to get after him.
2) Adam Zampa – Adam Zampa has been a very underrated white ball bower and he’s one of the few who can boast of having the edge over Virat. He was Australia’s highest limited overs wicket-taker in 2018.
3) Yuzvendra Chahal – Be it franchise cricket or International cricket, Chahal is captain Kohli’s go-to man in the middle overs. The flyweight category bowler has a heart of a lion and isn’t afraid to toss it up after getting hit. He will be a vital cog in India’s wheel come the tournament.
4) Adil Rashid – They say a wrist spinner is like a child and has to be nurtured and taken care of by the skipper. A wrist spinner is twice the bowler under a trusting captain and that’s exactly the case with Adil Rashid and Captain Morgan. Adil Rashid can be erratic but has the uncanny ability to get wickets, which is of prime importance in the middle overs.
5) Wanindu Hasaranga – Hasaranga might not be the most fancied, but his bag of tricks make him a slippery customer to face in the middle overs. He has got a beautiful wrong one and given the Aussie pitches aid wrist spinners, he might be one player to watch out for come the 2020 ICC World T20.