Former Kolkata Night Riders skipper and India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that West Indies spinner Sunil Narine could trouble batsmen in IPL 2020 with his new tweaked bowling action.
Gautam Gambhir’s success as an IPL captain for Kolkata Knight Riders crossed paths with the rise of Sunil Narine as the West Indies spinner established himself as an important member for KKR during their successful run in the T20 tournament.
Narine has been instrumental in Trinbago Knight Riders’ stellar performance in the ongoing season of the Caribbean Premier League after tweaking his bowling action once again.
“For me, the most important thing is that when Sunil Narine is hiding the ball during his run-up, it will increase the difficulties for the batsmen. It will be difficult to find which ball will go away and which ball will come in. Because the later you see the ball in the hand, the more difficult it is for the batsmen,” Gautam Gambhir said on the Cricket Connected Show on Star Sports.
“If Narine gets a little grip from the UAE wickets, he will be very effective,” Gambhir said.
Gambhir said that Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan is successful because of his pacer and similarly Narine has been successful when he has been quicker.
“The pace at which Sunil Narine is bowling, Rashid Khan is so successful because of his pace and Sunil Narine has been successful when he has bowled quicker, it is a new thing we have seen and this might make him very successful in the IPL,” Gambhir added.