Former Indian wicketkeeper Parthiv Patel said Rahul Tripathi gets the advantage of batting in a fixed position for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2022. The Maharashtra batter started the new season with a duck against Rajasthan Royals in SRH’s first game but returned with some crucial runs in the next two innings.
Tripathi made 44 off 30 deliveries against Lucknow Super Giants in a losing cause and remained unbeaten on 15-ball 39 against Chennai Super Kings as the Orange Army sealed their first win this season by eight wickets.
Rahul Tripathi’s batting order with KKR in IPL 2021
Tripathi scored 397 runs in 16 innings for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2021, where he mostly batted at the No.3 position and was slotted at No.4 on a couple of instances. In the final against CSK, Tripathi was pushed down the order- batting at No.8 and could manage just two runs in the big game.
We’re seeing Rahul Tripathi succeeding: Parthiv Patel
Parthiv opined that Tripathi, who is currently batting at No.3 for SRH, plays with a great amount of intensity for any team and will score consistently if he bats at a fixed place.
“The energy that he shows in the IPL games, he does exactly that in domestic games as well for Maharashtra. He plays exactly the same way he plays in the IPL. That’s the reason I feel it is not in alien condition for any uncapped player if you’re playing at the same intensity in both, domestic games and IPL. You are at ease,” Parthiv told Cricbuzz.
“We’re seeing Tripathi succeeding. Also, playing at different positions as well (makes a difference). KKR used him at opening, 3, 4, 5, and everywhere. Here, he has got a fixed number. I think that is the reason why he is doing really well,” he added.
SRH will play their next match of IPL 2022 against Gujarat Titans on April 11 at the Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai.