IPL 2022: Ravichandran Ashwin has been a key participant for Rajasthan Royals this season.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals this season have banked closely on their spin assault of Yuzvendra Chahal and Ravichandran Ashwin. Whereas Chahal is the main wicket-taker this season coming into their Qualifier 2 conflict in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore on Friday, Ashwin has confirmed to be miserly with the ball most of the time. Nonetheless, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes that the veteran has confronted a “problem” on pitches that do not supply a lot flip, as he tries to bowl too many variations and finally ends up being ineffective consequently.
“Ravichandran Ashwin, he has a bit of a problem on flat tracks as he tries a lot of variations. He bowls fewer off-spinners on such occasions,” Manjrekar stated on ESPNcricinfo.
“Wanindu Hasaranga and Chahal, the 2 leg-spinners, I believe the pitch doesn’t have an effect on their performances a lot. But when there’s activate the pitch, then Rajasthan’s two-pronged spin assault of Ashwin and Chahal turns into extra harmful, as a result of then Ashwin turns into a harmful bowler,” he added.
Manjrekar additionally identified loss of life bowling as a weak point for the Sanju Samson-led facet.
“Each crew has a weak point and Rajasthan’s is loss of life bowling Trent Boult is a world-class bowler however they’ve to make use of him with the brand new ball as his document is not that nice within the loss of life overs,” he stated.
“They’ve backed Prasidh Krishna and he has completed decently effectively this season, however the final match ended poorly for him. Obed McCoy has proved to be a shock bundle and they’ll belief him to ship,” Manjrekar stated.
Rajasthan Royals and RCB will face off on the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad on Friday, with the winner to tackle Gujarat Titans within the remaining on Sunday.
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