Yuzvendra Chahal not thinking about Asia Cup or World Cup 2023

Yuzvendra Chahal not thinking about Asia Cup or World Cup 2023
Yuzvendra Chahal not thinking about Asia Cup or World Cup 2023

Yuzvendra Chahal not thinking about Asia Cup or World Cup 2023

Indian spinner Yuzvendra Chahal emphasized that his current focus lies solely on the ongoing T20I series against West Indies, and he is not preoccupied with his position in the squad for the upcoming Asian Games and ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

Despite being a regular face in the IPL, Chahal has experienced fluctuations in his inclusion in the Indian team. This series holds significance for him as it could play a role in determining his place in the upcoming major tournaments. However, he made it clear that he is not letting thoughts about his position in the teams for those tournaments bother him.

“The only thing I am focused on is that I am here, there are four matches left and I have to perform well in it. I don’t think about things that are not in my hand. And I think step by step. I am not thinking about the Asia Cup or the World Cup. I am only thinking about the T20I series against West Indies,” Chahal said in the pre-match conference.

Chahal also touched upon his rivalry with the West Indies batter, Nicholas Pooran, in the white ball format. The spinner acknowledged his enjoyment of the battle with the left-handed batter. And even revealed the strategies he has in mind to challenge him during their encounters.

“I have been playing with him [Pooran] for quite some time now and I have dismissed him, he has also scored six against me. I love the battle, this is not club cricket, the batters have performed that is why he is here. Also I enjoy the battle with him. I know that if I give him a loose ball he will score a six against me. So I will try not to give an easy ball to him. And make him struggle for a four or six,” Chahal signed off.

India will be keen to level the series as they face West Indies in the second T20I on Sunday at the Providence Stadium.

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