IPL 2021: “If Krunal Pandya wants to have a long-term T20 career, he needs to be a batting all-rounder” – Sanjay Manjrekar


Former Indian batsman Sanjay Manjrekar believes Mumbai Indians (MI) all-rounder Krunal Pandya must focus extra on his batting if he needs to increase his T20 profession.

As Mumbai look to return to successful methods in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in IPL 2021 on Thursday, Krunal must shoulder further duties within the center order.

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Talking on Instagram for Dafa Information, Sanjay Manjrekar defined that Krunal Pandya ought to contribute extra to the workforce’s trigger. He stated:

“I believe Mumbai Indians ought to begin taking a look at Krunal Pandya whether or not he’s contributing sufficient to the reason for the workforce. Within the final recreation, when there was a collapse, it was necessary for somebody like Krunal Pandya batting down the order to considerably make up what Ruturaj Gaikwad did for Chennai.”

The cricketer-turned-commentator added:

“That’s the expectation and I do consider that if Krunal Pandya needs to have a long-term T20 profession, he’s received to be extra of a batting all-rounder than a bowling all-rounder so the main target may very well be on him.”

Krunal Pandya has managed solely 104 runs at a mean of 14.85 from eight matches in IPL 2021. The numbers are fairly low by his requirements.


Trent Boult bowling the ultimate over might not be a good suggestion: Sanjay Manjrekar

Sanjay Manjrekar additionally added that MI ought to maintain Jasprit Bumrah and Adam Milne for the loss of life overs as an alternative of Trent Boult.

The left-arm pacer from New Zealand gave away 24 runs within the nineteenth over throughout MI’s final match in opposition to Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). The expensive over considerably modified the complexion of the sport, with CSK finally successful the competition by 20 runs.

Sanjay Manjrekar needs MI to complete Boult’s quota of 4 overs early in opposition to KKR right this moment. He stated on this regard:

“An enormous lesson learnt for Mumbai that bowling Trent Boult the ultimate over might not be such a good suggestion. Adam Milne and [Jasprit] Bumrah could also be to bowl the final three overs and so they can end off Trent Boult a bit early in opposition to Kolkata.”

The 2-time defending champions Mumbai Indians, who’re at present in fourth place, might be desirous to get the higher of KKR and bag their first win within the second leg of IPL 2021 tonight.




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