Last Update on: April 9th, 2023 at 10:26 pm
Harry Brook’s poor form in the Indian Premier League has been extended by one more innings. The highly-rated England batsman once again failed to live up to the expectations as he was out for just 13 in the ongoing clash between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings.
The right-handed batsman has now failed to score big thrice in a row. Playing his maiden IPL season after SRH bought him for a whopping amount of INR 13.25 crore at the last auction, Harry Brook made his debut against Rajasthan Royals and was clean bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal for 13 off 21 balls.
His second outing was against Lucknow Super Giants and he failed to get going again as he fell to a leg-spinner once again. Ravi Bishnoi had him stumped for 3 off 4 balls. Following the two failures against leg-spinners, SRH decided to promote him as an opener in the ongoing game in Hyderabad.
However, it did not make much of a difference to Harry Brook’s performance and his fortunes in IPL. He began his innings on a promising note by hitting compatriot Sam Curran’s first delivery of the match for a four. In the fourth over of the innings, he hit the first two balls of the over from Arshdeep Singh for fours.
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Arshdeep Singh Castles Harry Brook
Arshdeep Singh had the last laugh in his battle against Harry Brook. After being hit for two fours, the PBKS pace spearhead bowled two dot deliveries before castling Harry Brook with a beauty. It was a slow knuckleball and Brook was completely outfoxed by it.
He was way too early into his drive and paid the price for it as the ball passed through the bat and pad before crashing into the stumps. After winning the battle, Arshdeep had his arms aloft and stared at the batsman for a few seconds.
Here is a clip of the wicket: