Sanjay Manjrekar (Image Credit: Twitter)
Sanjay Manjrekar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar feels that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) opener David Warner seems to be lost at the moment.

David Warner and his team Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are having a forgettable run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Warner has only scored 195 runs at a strike rate of 107 in eight games. Meanwhile, SRH is placed at the bottom of the table with a sole victory in 9 games.

David Warner, IPL 2021, SRH
David Warner. Image Source: Twitter.

After an abysmal run, it’s safe to say that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is out of the playoffs race, So Sanjay Manjrekar wants the franchise to look at the future rather than this year.

In this game, they have got to look at the future more than this year, and look at players that they have some interest in, and look beyond players whom they may not want to retain or have long-term plans with. I think, in that category, they’ve got to have people like David Warner, who seems lost at the moment in that team,” Sanjay Manjrekar said on Instagram (presented by Dafa News).

The former Indian cricketer also feels that Manish Pandey and Kedar Jadhav are two players who can be replaced in the playing XI.

Manish Pandey, we have seen the best of Manish Pandey, the worst of Manish Pandey. They might want to look at somebody who contributes a little more consistently. Kedar Jadhav is another player whom they could replace.”

We Saw Abdul Samad In A Pressure Situation Against Punjab – Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar (Image Credit: Twitter)

Further, Manjrekar highlighted those young players are not ready to deal with the pressure situation. He gave the example of youngster Abdul Samad who was seen under insane pressure against Punjab Kings. Sanjay Manjrekar asserted:

“The three young players that they have – Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad. We saw Abdul Samad in a pressure situation against Punjab, how he got out. Pressure tends to get to all these young players who are picked on their T20 game.”

Further, Sanjay Manjrekar added that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) needs to add some experienced players to the side. He stated:

“In the Indian T20 league, very often you are chasing 140-150 (runs). Last game, you saw Hyderabad was chasing only 120 (runs), couldn’t get there. If you have first-class successful seasoned batters, they may not have the power, they may not have a strike rate of 140-150. But what they have is experience, calmness and just the match experience that will come good.”

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