Cricketer-turned-expert Deep Dasgupta has praised Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarthy and feels he should be included in the playing XI from the very first game of the T20 World Cup.

Cricketer-turned-expert Deep Dasgupta has praised Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) spinner Varun Chakravarthy and feels he should be included in the playing XI from the very first game of the T20 World Cup. The mystery spinner took two wickets for 26 runs against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH). Overall, he has taken 15 wickets in 13 matches in IPL 2021. His economy rate has been 6.73, which shows the amount of hard work he has put into his bowling.

It was his exceptional bowling that led to his selection in India’s squad for the T20 World Cup.

Dasgupta analyzed his performances for KKR and believes on current form, he should be included in the playing XI.

“For me, if you are picking one spinner apart from (Ravindra) Jadeja, who will play as an all-rounder, my number one spinner at this point in time is Varun Chakravarthy,” the former cricketer said during a discussion on ESPN Cricinfo.

However, he is worried about his fitness. “My only concern is his fitness. He has struggled in the last six-eight months with his fitness – knee, shoulder. I just hope he is fit enough and raring to go. But at this point of time, he is my first spinner to go on that list,” he admitted.

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