IPL 2022: I Guess He Isn't Used To The Bounce At DY Patil - Wasim Jaffer On Venkatesh Iyer

Updated - 01 Apr 2022, 05:59 PM

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer (Credits: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Wasim Jaffer observed that the all-rounder, Venkatesh Iyer, was uncomfortable dealing with the bounce at the DY Patil Stadium against RCB and ended up playing false strokes that led to his downfall.

Iyer has failed in the first two games of the new season for KKR. He hasn’t looked his usual self and will be worried that he hasn’t been able to provide the start that the Kolkata franchise is looking for.

Venkatesh Iyer seemed fidgety in the last match and also under some pressure to score runs. He played some strange shots. I guess he could not get used to the bounce at DY Patil (stadium).

Venkatesh Iyer

But I feel this ground (Wankhede Stadium) and wickets could favour him because there won’t be as much bounce. He should spend some time at the crease. After that, he has all the shots in the book. He must back his game. He is a quality player,” Jaffer mentioned.

“KKR depend quite a bit on him in the batting” – Wasim Jaffer on Shreyas Iyer

Jaffer also pointed out that the captain, Shreyas Iyer, bears a lot of responsibility in the batting lineup. He is one of the best players of spin but he will have to curb his instincts when KKR plays against PBKS.

If we look at the match-ups, when Shreyas Iyer comes in to bat, Punjab Kings (PBKS) might bring on Rahul Chahar. In the last game as well, a leg-spinner Wanindu Hasaranga got him out. Iyer is a quality player, so I don’t think it would be playing heavily on his mind. Maybe he might not be too aggressive against Chahar.”

Shreyas Iyer

Otherwise, he knows this ground very well and is in excellent form as well. KKR depend quite a bit on him in the batting and I am confident he will utilize his form,” Jaffer added.

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