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The success mantra behind Rashid Khan’s amazing numbers in IPL 2020

November 6, 2020

Written By,

Payel Gosh

Afghanistan and Sunrisers Hyderabad leg-spinner, Rashid Khan, has been undeniably amazing in the IPL 2020.

The N.1 T20 bowler in the world of cricket had a moderate beginning to his ongoing IPL, yet the star leg-spinner since then climbed to new heights and has led Sunrisers Hyderabad attack easily.

In the whole league stage of the ongoing IPL, Khan was the most economical bowler. The leg-spinner went at a hardly believable 5.28 runs-per-over. Moreover, he proceeded further to guarantee 19 wickets for his team at a strike-pace of 17.6. It is the second-most by a spinner in IPL 2020, which included his professional best figures of 3-7 out of four overs as well.

Many people want to learn about the mantra behind Rashid Khan's amazing numbers. In a recent interview with Sky Sports, the Afghan sensation disclosed that before the beginning of the 13th season, he decided to focus on the great length area, a thing that he did easily.

Rashid Khan finds no mystery in his form

Rashid Khan doesn’t think there is any mystery to his form. He works hard to bowl the best. He has found in old videos of his pitching that he makes it excessively simple for the batsman by pitching short or full.

“Before the competition, I had it in my mind that I had to forget about wickets, forget about everything. I just needed to bowl and hit that area, which in this IPL I have hit consistently. That’s how a lot of runs haven’t been scored off me as well; that might be the reason behind my figures. I have to be really consistent with my line and length – if I am then if not a wicket, I think a dot ball will come.” he added.

Rashid further added that he generally targets to bowl consistently in the correct areas, and when he does that, he has the trust and outlook to make trouble for the best on the planet. He explained that to have it in the mind that the batsman is on the back foot and won't charge on the bowler, then he has the advantage, and yet, he has to bowl in the correct zones, else anybody can smash him.

Rashid Khan will again play an important part for Sunrisers Hyderabad when they will clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday in the Eliminator.

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Written By,

Payel Gosh