Mayank did not open against Gujarat. (IPL Photo)
Mayank Agarwal is such an opener. The team in which he plays, he does the opening but against Gujarat he gave up his position and the team also got victory.
Punjab Kings (Punjab Kings) defeated Gujarat Titans on the basis of its strong performance on Tuesday. This defeat at the hands of Punjab, Gujarat’s IPL-2022 (IPL 2022) The second loss. Batting first, Gujarat scored 143 runs for the loss of eight wickets. When the Punjab team came out to chase the target, everyone was surprised. The surprise was about the opening pair of Punjab. Mayank Agarwal(Mayank Agarwal) Shikhar did not come to open the innings with Dhawan, Jonny Bairstow came in his place. Mayank did not even bat at number three. He didn’t even come to bat against Gujarat. His sacrifice to keep himself out of the opening pair brought victory for the team but the team still did not get a good start.
Jonny Bairstow got out after scoring one run. Bhanuka Rajapaksa, who came after Bairstow’s dismissal, scored 40 runs and got out. Liam Livingston played an innings of 30 not out and along with Shikhar Dhawan gave the team victory. Dhawan scored an unbeaten 60. Mayank has not been in form for a long time. He has not played any captaincy innings so far in the current season of IPL. His bat has scored a half-century in just one match, which he scored against Mumbai Indians. Mayank had played an innings of 52 runs in this match. Now it has to be seen whether Mayank has given up his opening position or not. Will it continue or not?
Jadeja was shocked
Mayank’s decision to demote himself was astonishing and former India batsman Ajay Jadeja has said the same thing. Jadeja said that he was shocked by Mayank’s decision to demote himself. Jadeja told Cricbuzz on the show, “I was not expecting Mayank to demote himself. It is a big deal for the captain to take such a decision. If you see which is the best place for them, it is the opening, but if you look at the team, it has batsmen coming one after the other in the batting order.”
Bairstow should get more chances
At the same time, former India spinner Pragyan Ojha has said that Mayank should bat at number 3 and Bairstow should get more opportunities as an opener. Pragyan said, “I think if you open the innings with Bairstow in the shortest format of the game then you can get the start you need and also the kind of cricket that Punjab is playing. Will fit Mayank knows that he is not running. So he gave himself a break. I think he should come at number 3 and Bairstow should get more chances as an opener. If he plays well there, Punjab will not look back.”
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