Virat Kohli: It is a great advantage to have two wrist spinners

Long-term planning and developing its bench strength has been India's forte over the past few months and this is likely to continue in the one-day series against Australia which kicks off here on Sunday.

One of the strategies the Indian team management has employed since the Champions Trophy final debacle is to include wrist spinners in the playing XI.

India has learnt flat pitches, small boundaries, two new balls and also the dew factor have made it difficult for classical finger spinners and wrist spinners are the best wicket-taking options through the middle overs.

So keen is the Indian skipper Virat Kohli on the wrist spin strategy that India are likely to unleash both Yuzvendra Chahal and Kuldeep Yadav against Australia in the opening match of the series at the MA Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday.

"It is a great advantage to have two wrist spinners especially when both are so different to each other and both can pick wickets in the middle overs. You can have as many dot balls as you want, but if you can't pick up wickets you can go for 10-12 runs an over," Kohli said.

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