Time and time again, veteran Australian chinaman Brad Hogg has been interacting with his fans over social media. Once again he was doing some Q&A sessions on his official Twitter handle wherein he picked the best wrist spinner in the world currently.
A Twitterati asked the legend to make a choice between Proteas Tabraiz Shamsi and India’s very own Kuldeep Yadav specifically in ODIs. To this, Brad Hogg chose Kuldeep Yadav over Shamsi.
“Kuldeep just. Kuldeep doesn’t gets less bounce than Shamsi because he delivers the ball with more side arm, forcing the bowling arm to come around the body. Shamsi is on the improve, nice high action & I like the way he wants the ball in his hand all the time”.
Both Tabraiz Shamsi and Kuldeep Yadav are left-arm china-man identical to the way Brad Hogg used to bowl. Kuldeep has already taken a hat-trick in ODIs which came against Australia, whereas, Tabraiz Shamsi is South Africa’s frontline spinner in limited-overs cricket.
Going by the numbers of these two bowlers in ODI cricket, Kuldeep who started his career in June 2017 has managed 104 wickets from 60 ODIs. Meanwhile, Tabraiz Shamsi who got into the national reckoning once Imran Tahir retired from ODIs after the World Cup has managed 26 wickets from 22 ODIs so far.
Calm, collect and tactically sound
Busy, energetic and found him hard to bowl to as a spinner. He had a big range of sweep shots and had good footwork coming down the wicket.
Disciplined. Plan would be to let him work me off the back foot, through square leg, where he dominated, then get him trapped LBW with a back spinner skidding on or a flipper