New-ball swing is what Deepak Chahar is known for. It's the skill that has earned him a place in India's T20I team.
New-ball swing has defined Chahar to the extent that 493 of the 616 balls - that's 80% - he's bowled for Chennai Super Kings have been in the powerplay overs. His IPL captain, MS Dhoni, often gets him to bowl three straight overs in the powerplay.
Before Sunday's game against Bangladesh in Nagpur, Chahar had bowled a similar proportion of his deliveries in the powerplay (96 out of 126, or 76%) for India as well ...
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