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IPL 2022: Rahul Tripathi Will Have To Fire In At Least 2 Of The Remaining 3 Games – Virender Sehwag

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Former Indian player Virender Sehwag has picked Rahul Tripathi as the vital performer for the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the franchise’s last 3 IPL 2022 matches. Sehwag expressed that the in-form hitter should do well in at least two of Hyderabad’s last three matches.

Indeed, even as Hyderabad have gone back and forth in IPL 2022, 31-year-old Tripathi has been their champion [erformer. In 11 matches, he has crushed 308 runs at an average of 38.50 and a strike rate of 164.71.

Rahul Tripathi SRH (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rahul Tripathi (Image Credits: Twitter)

SRH Needs Rahul Tripathi To Score Runs: Virender Sehwag

Tripathi is supposed to come great again when Hyderabad will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Maharashtra Cricket Association (MCA) Stadium in Pune on Saturday, 14 May.

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Reviewing the match on Cricbuzz, Sehwag talked about the importance of Tripathi and observed: “Whether the team is doing well or not, it gives importance to players who perform well.

“The team tries to make them comfortable so that they can keep performing at the same level. The more consistent performances Rahul Tripathi keeps giving, the better for Sunrisers.

Rahul Tripathi SRH
Rahul Tripathi. (Photo: IPL)

“In fact, SRH will need Rahul Tripathi to keep scoring runs. He scored runs in a few innings but the team couldn’t win. But he will have to fire in at least two of the remaining three games if the franchise have to do well. So this game is important for Hyderabad and Tripathi as well.”

Tripathi was the lone warrior with the bat in Hyderabad’s pursuit against the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their past IPL 2022 match. He scored 58 off 37 as SRH capitulated to 125 all out in pursuit of 193.

SRH Will Stick With Umran Malik: RP Singh

After his hair-raising five-for against the Gujarat Titans (GT), Hyderabad quick bowler Umran Malik has not taken a solitary wicket in the last three matches and has demonstrated costly also. As indicated by former Indian pacer RP Singh, however, the franchise will adhere to the young speedster.

Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)
Umran Malik (Image Credits: IPL)

Asked if he sees any changes in Hyderabad’s bowling, Singh said: “SRH will stick to Umran Malik. If fit, Washington Sundar can come in for J Suchith. T Natarajan can replace Kartik Tyagi. Bhuvneshwar Kumar is among their best bowlers and is looking in rhythm after a long time.

“He is looking fully fit and moving the ball both ways. Don’t see any other changes in the bowling.”

Hyderabad are seventh in the IPL 2022 points table, with 10 points from 11 matches. They have lost their last four games in succession.

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