Ojha wants Jadhav in SRH’s main XI in place of Pandey
Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha opines that Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) top-order batsman Manish Pandey should be dropped from the squad and take a break as he’s not delivering at all at the moment for his team in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 31-year old Pandey had been failed again and again to hit boundaries which created pressure among other batsmen and one of the main reason for SRH’s third straight loss in the season yesterday night against Mumbai Indians (MI) in Chennai. He scored just 2 runs off 7 deliveries in the match.
“No. 3, it is a very crucial position. He has to deliver. Match after match, the pressure mounts. People who are watching can make out that Manish Pandey is not delivering. At times, it is important that you take a backseat, take a couple of games break and then think about your game. When you’re playing continuously and you’re not doing well, you might not know what is happening and what is not. You need to take a pause,” said Ojha in a chat with Sports Today.
Ojha also said that all-rounder Kedar Jadhav should be included in the squad as he can give some middle-order stability as well as deliver with bowling too. “Maybe they can look in for Kedar Jadhav who can deliver because I think they have a few more games in Chennai. He can deliver some handy off-spin and give some stability in the batting.
“If you see that middle-order, it did not carry forward the hard work done by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow. For someone like Manish Pandey, it will be good for him if he gets a couple of games break. At times, it really helps,” concluded Ojha.