Ex-India participant Parthiv Patel expressed his issues over Mumbai Indians’ (MI) Kieron Pollard’s poor batting type within the ongoing IPL 2022. He identified that the swashbuckler’s dry run with the willow is a significant concern for his staff.
Parthiv Patel was talking on Cricbuzz forward of MI’s upcoming conflict towards the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) He acknowledged that the one factor the five-time champions could be fearful about will likely be Kieron Pollard’s underwhelming type.
The former India wicket-keeper added that he doesn’t anticipate the franchise to make some other modifications to their lineup.
“There is a big question mark on Kieron Pollard’s form and the way he is approaching the game. That could be the only point of concern for MI and apart from that, I don’t think they’d look to make any changes.”
It is value mentioning that Kieron Pollard was retained by MI forward of the IPL 2022 public sale. However, the right-hander has did not make a major impression on this 12 months’s cash-rich league.
He has managed simply 144 runs from his 11 appearances this season. Surprisingly, the power-hitter has an unusual strike fee of 107.46 together with a poor batting common of 14.40.
“CSK might look to give Ruturaj Gaikwad the captaincy” – Ajay Jadeja forward of CSK vs MI conflict
Speaking in the identical video, former India worldwide Ajay Jadeja talked about that Chennai may appoint opener Ruturaj Gaikwad as captain after they’re formally eradicated from the continued version.
He identified that CSK had made Ravindra Jadeja the skipper forward of IPL 2022. However, the transfer backfired and had an impression on each the participant and staff’s performances. This is why the previous cricketer believes that will probably be higher to provide somebody an opportunity at a time after they don’t have anything to lose.
“CSK had appointed Ravindra Jadeja as the captain and were seeing their future in him. The only other option I see right now is Ruturaj Gaikwad. They might look to give him the captaincy once they are officially out of the playoffs race. They can see how he fares in that role. They will know that when the change of leadership doesn’t work out, their whole season goes bad. So, instead of repeating the same mistake, they can try making that change during their remaining matches.”
The Chennai-based facet will tackle Mumbai within the 59th league match of the season. It is a must-win recreation for MS Dhoni and Co. as they appear to remain afloat within the competitors. The contest is scheduled to happen on the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday (May 12).