Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has said that he was surprised at the move of Delhi Capitals (DC) playing off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin over wrist-spinner Amit Mishra in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium.
Delhi Capitals were dominant in the game against Sunrisers Hyderabad as they restricted them at the score of 134/9 in 20 overs. However, Ashwin was not very effective as he didn’t add any wickets to his name and conceded 22 runs in 2.5 overs.
Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar revealed that he is not a fan of Ravichandran Ashwin’s bowling in limited-overs cricket, and he feels that he didn’t bowl well in the game against SRH. He stated:
“I was a little surprised that they played Ashwin ahead of Amit Mishra. I don’t think Ashwin bowled too well. I am not a big fan of Ashwin in white-ball cricket. So if they can get Mishra in, he becomes that wrist spinner that is always a game-changer in T20 cricket.”
The 56-year-old opined that low profile players like Amit Mishra tend to get a raw deal despite performing well for several teams.
“People like Amit Mishra, low profile players, tend to get a raw deal. Every time Mishra plays, he has got wickets for Delhi and the other franchises he has played before.”
The One Thing That Rajasthan Needs Is Some Help With Spin – Sanjay Manjrekar
Former Indian batter believes that Rajasthan Royals needs some extra spin, and he wants the Sanju Samson-led side to fit in proteas spinner Tabraiz Shamsi. Manjrekar elaborated:
“The one thing that Rajasthan needs is some help with spin. Against Punjab, you could see that they were trying to get some spinners in, some variation. I really would like to see them fit in Tabraiz Shamsi, a typical T20 bowler, not quite orthodox. He might be able to give them a bit of variety. If the fast bowlers don’t get you wickets, maybe he could.”
Sanjay Manjrekar concluded by saying that he feels Delhi Capitals will enter the game against Rajasthan Royals as favourites. He said:
“Despite Rajasthan’s win in the last match, Delhi start as favourites. Punjab was the better side for 38 overs in the match. Something bizarre happened in the last two overs for Rajasthan to win,”.