Sikandar Raza {PC: BCCI/IPL}
Sikandar Raza {PC: BCCI/IPL}

Punjab Kings (PBKS) all-rounder Sikandar Raza said that wicket-keeper batter Jitesh Sharma has impressed him most in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. He said that the right-hander is the player to look out for. 

PBKS Jitesh Sharma is one of the most talked about names in the ongoing IPL 2023. The keeper-batter has the stage on fire and is one of the emerging talents this season. The right-hander has played some brilliant knocks that have proved to be the difference. 

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Batting down the order, Jitesh Sharma has looked a class apart and has played some blistering cameos that have helped his side win. So far in the 12 innings, he has scored 265 runs at a blistering strike rate of 160.97 to go with the best score of unbeaten 49 runs.

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Many fans and pundits have praised Jitesh Sharma for his exploits in the IPL 2023 and it’s fair to say that he deserves all the accolades. His ability to take bowlers to the cleaners from the ball 1 sets him apart from other youngsters. 

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Sikandar Raza said that it would be great if Jitesh Sharma ends up playing for India and it’ll be a real plus for Men in Blue to have him in the lower order.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, he said: “The guy that has impressed me the most is Jitesh Sharma. It would be great if he ends up playing for India. India being so top-heavy, imagine having a wicketkeeper who can bat like him down the order. That’s a real plus. I think he has been the player to look out for.

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PBKS vs DC: Jitesh Sharma to play a vital role for PBKS in their qualification for playoffs 

Punjab Kings are very much in contention for the playoffs. They need to win their last two games and then it’ll make their case very strong for the playoffs as it’ll take them to 16 points. 

They are next slated to play Delhi Capitals (DC) on Wednesday (17th May) and then Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Friday (19th May). Jitesh Sharma is expected to play a vital role for the team in both games. It’s fair to say that if he clicks in both games, PBKS will have a strong chance.

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