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‘Not a big fan of Ravichandran Ashwin in white-ball cricket, DC should play Amit Mishra ahead of him’ – Sanjay Manjrekar

By BetBarter Staff

September 25, 2021

Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has said that he is not a big fan of Ravichandran Ashwin in limited-overs cricket. Ashwin didn't had a good outing against Sunrisers Hyderabad  (SRH) and gave 22 runs in 2.5 overs without taking a wicket. Manjrekar said Delhi Capitals could do away with Ashwin and play Amit Mishra instead.

“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,” Manjrekar wrote in Instagram.

Delhi Capitals are set to take on Rajasthan Royals in the next game. Manjrekar felt Rajasthan Royals lack depth in their spin department and need to include Tabraiz Shamsi in their team. Shamsi, the world no 1 T20I bowler, was roped in by the franchise for the second leg.

“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.”

The 56-year-old backed Delhi Capitals to emerge victorious in the match. “Despite Rajasthan’s win in the last match, Delhi start as favorites. Punjab was the better side for 38 overs in the match. Something bizarre happened in the last two overs for Rajasthan to win,” Sanjay Manjrekar signed off.