IPL 2021: Sanjay Manjrekar chooses players to watch at Delhi Capitals
Sanjay Manjrekar picked five players from the Delhi Capitals and Rajasthan Royals to watch in Saturday’s doubles program opener. He believes Abu Dhabi’s surface will be suitable for fast bowlers and believes the duo of Kagiso Rabada and Anrich Nortje will make a good outing.
Rabada and Nortje picked up five wickets between them in the previous game against Sunrisers Hyderabad. The latter was named player of the match for his 2/12 spell in four overs.
South African coaches were among Sanjay Manjrekar’s top three picks along with skipper Rishabh Pant.
âFrom Delhi I have Rishabh Pant there. Kagiso Rabada, Nortje, two fast bowlers because the grounds in UAE, and especially this match in Abu Dhabi will be suitable for fast bowlers, âSanjay Manjrekar said on Instagram (presented by Dafa News).
The opening pair of Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan brings together the Delhi Capitals’ five players to watch.
âPrithvi Shaw showed a certain spark in this first game. I expect him to be sort of an impact player at the top. And of course, Shikhar Dhawan, who hits more beautifully than I’ve ever seen him beat. “
Delhi Capitals players to watch, chosen by Sanjay Manjrekar: Rishabh Pant, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan.
“If they play him, he is one of the players to watch” – Sanjay Manjrekar on Tabraiz Shamsi
Sanjay Manjrekar believes Tabraiz Shamsi could be a top player for the Rajasthan Royals if they choose him alongside them. The South African joined the Royals before the 2021 IPL rematch but did not get a game in his first outing.
England’s Liam Livingstone and Shamsi are the top two picks among the Royals for Sanjay Manjrekar.
âI have Liam Livingstone, continuing by betting on this England player. Tabraiz Shamsi, if they play him, which I think they should be doing, then he’s one of the players to watch.
The former Indian hitter was impressed with Evin Lewis’ recent form and is counting on him to do well. He also feels that while Chris Morris had a forgettable outing in the last game, he could still be a game-changer.
âEvin Lewis has shown some promise so hopefully he takes this form from the Caribbean Premier League to the Indian T20 league. Chris Morris had a very empty night for him the other day. So expect him to come back and bounce back in this game.
All-rounder Mahipal Lomror was a surprise pick among the Royals by Manjrekar.
âI will choose Mahipal Lomror. Hopefully he gets another chance, because there’s something about the batter, not so much about the left arm spinner. But batter Mahipal Lomror played a good end in the last game, âsigned Sanjay Manjrekar.
Rajasthan Royals to watch, chosen by Sanjay Manjrekar: Liam Livingstone, Tabraiz Shamsi, Evin Lewis, Chris Morris and Mahipal Lomror.