SRH vs LSG: "Ravi Bishnoi Accepts Challenges, Not Afraid To Bowl To Big Batters" - Wasim Jaffer

Updated - 04 Apr 2022, 05:47 PM

Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer (Credits: Twitter)

Former India opener Wasim Jaffer has lauded Ravi Bishnoi for his fearless approach to leg-spin bowling and called him the key bowler for Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in their upcoming clash with the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in IPL 2022 on April 4th.

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The 21-year-old was brilliant in his last game against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK), picking up figures of 2/24. Bishnoi will be KL Rahul’s trump card against the big hitters of SRH when the teams clash tonight (April 4), according to Jaffer.

Speaking to ESPNCricinfo, Wasim Jaffer said that he was excited to see the match-up between Ravi Bishnoi and SRH batters Aiden Markram, Nicholas Pooran, and Abdul Samad.

Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi (Credit: (IPL)

“Firstly, when he was picked in the draft, a lot of confidence was shown in him because he was an uncapped player then. He is a very important player of this bowling line-up. I feel if KL Rahul uses him against the likes of Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram and Abdul Samad and if he is able to dismiss anyone, I feel KL Rahul and Lucknow’s chances of winning the match will be more,” Jaffer said.

Jaffer observed Bishnoi from close quarters during his time as the Punjab Kings batting coach and lauded the leggie for his quality of leg-spin bowling.

Ishan Kishan, Ravi Bishnoi
Ravi Bishnoi [Image-IPL20]

“He is the lone wrist spinner in this team and has a great temperament. One great thing about him is that he accepts challenges and is not afraid to bowl to big batters. Even if he gets hit, you can expect him to make a comeback,” he added.

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LSG will be bolstered with the availability of West Indies all-rounder Jason Holder and Jaffer anticipated a huge outing for the talented cricket in the IPL 2022 season. Holder showed glimpses of brilliance while playing for Hyderabad last season and Wasim Jaffer believes he will bolster the batting as well as bowling departments of LSG.

Jason Holder for LSG. Photo- Instagram
Jason Holder for LSG. Photo- Instagram

Definitely (on whether it could be a big season for Jason Holder). I think his four overs are more or less guaranteed. You can bowl him in any of the three phases. He can play the finisher’s role in batting. With Ayush Badoni, Deepak Hooda and Krunal Pandya there, I think their team will be even stronger. I think LSG are one of the contenders and if they use them well, they can be a dangerous team,” Jaffer said.

SRH lost to RR in their opening match of the IPL 2022 and LSG will fancy winning against them after beating the defending champions CSK in their previous IPL 2022 encounter.

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