Ahead of the 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) second qualifying match between Lucknow Super Giants and Mumbai Indians, former Indian bowler Harbhajan Singh praised MI’s Piyush Chawla, saying he has amazing “wicket-taking software”. . In another high-octane encounter, the Lucknow Super Giants take on the Mumbai Indians in the Eliminator at MA Chidambaram Stadium on Wednesday. When the two teams last met at IPL 2023, LSG triumphed over the five-time champions.
The Mumbai Indians will try to return the favor this time and settle the score.
The Chepauk track is traditionally known for assisting spinners. LSG and MI have quality spin bowlers in their ranks and all eyes will be on veteran MI spinner Piyush Chawla.
Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh praised the 34-year-old.
“Piyush Chawla’s wicket-taking software is unbelievable. This guy is unbelievable. He has troubled veterans of all teams with his spin. I am so happy for this player because last season no team considered him useful. This season he has told every team that there is no replacement for experience. There is no match for this player,” Singh said on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.
Former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif also lavished praise on the Uttar Pradesh player for causing most of the damage to his team in this competition.
“Chawla has taken half the wickets that Mumbai has taken so far. This is a bowling champion. As if taking wickets on the first ball of every match has become his habit. Chawla has shown that there is no substitute for the “He has experience. He has stability in his deliveries and has been impressive on all types of terrain. His impact this season has been solid.”
Viewers’ attention will also be on Mr 360-degree Suryakumar Yadav, who has had some explosive tackles.
Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar praised Yadav for his batting effort this season but also warned him to make such subtle changes to his batting to prevail on the Chennai rink.
“SKY is exceptional. Look at what a big step he takes when it comes to playing such farm shots. He needs to plan his game better on slow pitches and spin though. He will be crucial for MI in the Playoff games. Remember, early games playoff games will be played on a slow track in Chennai”.
In the absence of regular captain KL Rahul, senior cricketer Krunal Pandya has done well for LSG and has made good use of the conditions and players at his disposal. Harbhajan Singh claimed that the way the eldest of the Pandya Brothers spun the spinning wheels will bode well for LSG on the slow tracks of Chepauk.
“Thank you to Krunal Pandya for rotating your bowlers well. It was the highest quality spin bowling of LSG against KKR. Hats off to the bowlers for bowling courageously at intermissions and in difficult situations. Good signs for them before the Playoffs as Chepauk is good for the spinners.”
Former India cricketer Yusuf Pathan also praised LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir for showing faith in Nicholas Pooran despite his initial difficulties.
“Gautam Gambhir showed his faith in Nicholas Pooran’s potential. Nicholas Pooran is finally proving himself in the IPL in this tournament thanks to the backing and support of the LSG team management.”
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