Rajasthan’s opening batter in the Indian T20 League, Yashasvi Jaiswal had a good run with the bat in the recently concluded season. However, the 20-year-old was primarily used only as a batter. In addition to his batting, Jaiswal also bowls leg-spin.
The young player has some good performances with the ball in the domestic circuit. In first-class cricket, Jaiswal had seven wickets to his name at an average of 33.14 and an economy rate of 5.12. He has also bowled seven times in domestic T20 cricket but has not taken a wicket. He was dispatched for a six in his lone delivery bowled in the Indian T20 League.
Jaiswal claimed that he has worked on his leg spin under his teammate Yuzvendra Chahal, who he believes to be the expert in the department.
“I talked to him and have taken bowling tips. He told me that I can be a good all-rounder. I told him that I want to be the world’s best all-rounder. I want to be the best in both departments – bowling and batting,” he said.
Chahal had an outstanding season with the Rajasthan squad. The leg-spinner earned the Purple Cap after taking 27 wickets in 16 tournament matches.
Jaiswal described Chahal as the team’s “mystery man,” adding that “He is a mystery man (laughs),”.
Yashasvi Jaiswal in the Ranji Trophy
In the meantime, Yashasvi Jaiswal played a vital role for his domestic team, Mumbai, in the Ranji Trophy semi-final. He scored twin hundreds in the match to help his team to the finals. He had the scores of 100 and 181 runs in the match. The match ended in a draw, but Mumbai advanced to the final after a lead in the first innings. The 20-year-old became only the fifth player for Mumbai to score twin hundreds.
Mumbai will now face Madhya Pradesh in the final at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on the 22nd of June.