SRH vs RCB: “You Haven’t Used Umran Malik Properly” – Yusuf Pathan Furious On SRH’s Management
Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) are all set to take on the mighty Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on 18th May (Thursday) at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad. SRH’s speedster Umran Malik hasn’t performed according to his credentials. Umran Malik has played only 7 matches and has taken 5 wickets with an economy rate of 10.35.
SRH have had a forgettable tournament so far and are placed at 10th position on the points table with 8 points from 12 matches. It won’t be wrong to say that SRH management didn’t give a long rope to Glenn Phillips earlier in the tournament, we saw how he played a terrific cameo against RR and pulled off a heist.
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RCB have been too much reliant on the batting trio of Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli & Faf du Plessis. The team needs the veteran batter Dinesh Karthik to make a mark at the lower down the order. RCB would be booming with confidence after thrashing RR in the previous clash as winning the match by 112 runs is massive.
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RCB are placed at 5th position on the points table with 12 points from 12 matches with an NRR of +0.16. SRH on the other side have nothing to lose and would be keen to spoil the party of RCB. All eyes would be on Virat Kohli who has received a lot of flak for his low strike rate against spinners especially in the middle overs phase.
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RCB’s batters would be tested against SRH’s senior pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar who in the previous clash against GT took a 5-wicket haul and it seemed as if he rediscovered his mojo. It won’t be wrong to say that SRH holds a slight edge over RCB as they have got a lethal bowling unit.
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Last year, Umran Malik performed really well but… – Yusuf Pathan
Yusuf Pathan was having an interaction with ESPNcricinfo. Yusuf Pathan stated that SRH’s management hasn’t handled Umran Malik properly and also made a statement a lot of players haven’t been used properly. Yusuf Pathan gave the example of Abhishek Sharma whose batting positions were too changed in this year’s tournament.
“Last year, Umran Malik performed really well, and you all took credit for that. But this year, he needed your support. But did he get that? Was he utilized properly? He is a young bowler, he is India’s future. And he has played well for India whenever he turned up in international colors. You haven’t used him properly, and the same can be said for many players in the franchise,” said Yusuf Pathan.
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“You should know when to back your players. If you talk about Abhishek Sharma… you played him as an opener last year and he did well. But this year, you juggled with his batting positions, and even benched him at one point. You’re supposed to play with opposition’s mind, not with your own players’!” he added.
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