Rashid Khan bowled brilliantly against Lucknow and took four wickets. (IPL Photo)
Rashid Khan played a key role in the victory of Gujarat Titans against Lucknow Super Giants and gave his best performance so far in the IPL.
If we talk about the best bowlers of T20, then Rashid Khan of Afghanistan will be there. (Rashid Khan) The name will also come. This bowler is known for his mystery spin. Understanding Rashid’s balls is not easy for anyone. He has left his mark in T20 leagues around the world. Since 2016 he is playing in the Indian Premier League and is making a splash. He started his IPL career with Sunrisers Hyderabad but IPL-2022 (IPL 2022) In this he came to Gujarat Titans. Although his performance this season was not special. He was struggling for wickets in the beginning but the spinner returned to form at a crucial time. Rashid showed a great game against Lucknow Super Giants in the match played on Tuesday, Gujarat Titans taking four wickets in his name. (Gujarat Titans) Played an important role in the victory of
This is Rashid’s best performance so far in IPL. Due to his performance, the Gujarat team was successful in defending the target of 145 runs and piled up a strong team like Lucknow for just 82 runs. With this, Gujarat has become the first team to qualify for the playoffs this season.
All questions answered!
Rashid was longing for a wicket this season. Sometimes one or two wickets would come in this bowler’s part and sometimes the arm would be deserted. Therefore, questions were being raised on the ability of this Afghanistan spinner to take wickets. It was said that the batsmen had taken out Rashid’s bite, but against Lucknow, this bowler has tried to answer all the questions by showing a strong game. The reason for Rashid’s failure in the previous matches was that he was not bowling with the right line and length. His balls were not falling in the right area and he managed to do so against Lucknow. The way he dismissed Deepak Hooda, the ball was thrown by Rashid above and in the line of the middle stump. Similarly, he stunned Krunal Pandya with a good lunge and got him stumped.
Rashid bowled most of the deliveries at good length and this was not seen in the last few matches. Rashid himself admitted this after the match. Rashid said, “In the matches where I did not do well, I did not bowl on the right line and length. The pace at which I bowl and the kind of action I have, I can’t deviate from line and length. In the last two-three matches, I was not able to do that. It’s a matter of putting the ball in the right area.”
Rashid has been brilliant in T20
If Rashid is in form, he has the power to destroy any batting order alone. This year he is showing a great game and in 2022 in terms of taking most wickets in T20, he is number-1. He has played 27 matches this year and has taken 40 wickets. He is followed by Sandeep Lamichhane of Nepal who has taken 38 wickets in 23 matches. Dwayne Bravo is after these two. Bravo has 34 wickets in 19 matches. Jason Holder has taken 29 wickets in 17 matches. The kind of form Rashid has shown against Lucknow would have given relief to Gujarat and this team would like Rashid to keep bowling like this.
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