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LSG vs GT: Ravi Shastri Backs Lucknow Star To Make India Comeback



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The Indian Premier League (IPL) isn’t simply a stage for the new kid on the block stars to get passage into the Indian team yet in addition for out-of-sort players to get back in the saddle. Ravi Shastri, the previous India head coach, has supported Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), all-rounder, Krunal Pandya to get back into the national side by proceeding as well as he has been for the new franchise in the IPL 2022.

After being released by Mumbai Indians, Krunal was picked up by the Lucknow franchise in IPL 2022 mega auction at a major cost of INR 8.25 crore. Since joining the KL Rahul-drove side, Krunal has made a fine showing with both the ball and bat.

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Ravi Shastri Backs Krunal Pandya (Credits: BCCI)

Ravi Shastri Feels A Comeback Is Possible For Krunal Pandya

However, the competition for the left-arm spin bowling all-rounder’s spot stays intense in the Indian team, Ravi Shastri feels a rebound is very workable for Krunal.

Krunal Pandya
Krunal Pandya (Image Credit: Twitter)

“There are three left-arm spinners in Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, and Krunal Pandya. All three have to believe they can play. At the end of the day, it’s up to the selectors and the players; their duty is to keep giving performances. I feel if he keeps performing, there’s always a chance,” Shastri said on ESPN Cricinfo’s Timeout.

Marcus Stoinis’ Current Role Suitable For His Team: Ravi Shastri

Ravi Shastri was likewise gotten some information about Marcus Stoinis’ batting position on the Lucknow side. The former India all-rounder said that he was content with the ongoing job that the Aussie is playing in the team.

Marcus Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis (Image: Twitter)

“I think Stoinis’ current role is fine, and Gautam Gambhir is an experienced and shrewd campaigner. He has won two IPL titles. He knows who is the most useful player according to the situation. If we see power, experience, and the ability to hit sixes, Stoinis is the man.”

“However, speaking of Krunal Pandya and Deepak Hooda, the latter is impressive. He plays good cricketing shots, and Krunal Pandya can score quickly too. Pandya’s confidence is sky high, and I can see it in his bowling, too, when he delivers good spells. His cricketing acumen is brilliant,” Shastri continued.

Krunal has so far picked up 9 wickets at an average of 20.66 in 11 games. Although there aren’t many games in which he has had the chance to bat, his strike rate has also been great at 131.89.

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