‘My quick arm action hard for the batsmen to pick’

3 April, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘My quick arm action hard for the batsmen to pick’

In IPL 2019, Rashid Khan has just two wickets to show for in three games. And while he hasn’t been expensive - giving away less than seven runs in each of the three games - Rashid’s role since 2017 has been to make key strikes. The Sunrisers Hyderabad legspinner understands the teams are studying him more and more but stresses he’s developing new deliveries to ensure he’s a step ahead, reports Cricbuzz.

“That’s how cricket is. Everyone will start studying you, start watching your videos again and again and they’ll have something different in their mind. Right now I am focusing on the right things I’ve done in the past. I have been working in the nets different legspinners, and every grip is giving me different results,” he tells Cricbuzz. “Even the wrong one, when I am holding it with a different grip, it gives me different results. Some bounce more or some just turn a lot. I am just trying to take advantage of my speed and my quick arm action.

“Since now we have Test cricket, I need to improve those skills as well. I am working on 5 or 6 different legspinners. I don’t have full control over it just yet. I can bowl them well in the nets but can’t in the match. My action is really quick and it’s tough for the batsmen to pick me. Even if you pick the action, you have to hit the ball.