5 backup spin options for India ahead of T20 World Cup 2021

3. Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia

Rahul Tewatia became the talk of the town when he hammered 5 sixes in an over off Sheldon Jackson’s bowling to turn the game completely in favour of Rajasthan Royals. Tewatia has showcased his mettle as a bowling all-rounder in the IPL.

The leg spinner has maintained his economy rate of 7.13. It is important to have bowlers who keep the batsmen in check. In this case, Tewatia will come in handy. However, the Indian team management might add him to the squad as a bowling all-rounder.


Having played 34 games (23 batting innings), Tewatia scored 366 at an average of 30.5 and a strike-rate of 134.6. He scored 1 half-century to his name. In 32 bowling innings, he took 24 wickets to his name, registering his best figures of 3/18.

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