IPL 2022: “Pro-Bumrah” – Sanjay Manjrekar Predicts Winner Of Jasprit Bumrah Vs Mayank Agarwal Battle

Sanjay Manjrekar is “supportive of Jasprit Bumrah” for the Mumbai Indians (MI) pacer’s impending fight with Punjab Kings (PBKS) captain Mayank Agarwal, which will unfurl at Pune’s Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on Wednesday.

The Indian stars have clashed multiple times in the IPL. The Mumbai Indians (MI) speedster had an unmistakable advantage, dismissing Mayank multiple times while surrendering only six runs.

Bumrah Will Trouble Mayank As Suggested By Track Record: Sanjay Manjrekar

In a meeting with ESPNcricinfo, Manjrekar was given the numbers and requested to pick the victor of the fight between the two Indian internationals. The former Indian batter said the forecast was “very straightforward,” making sense of that Bumrah would test the PBKS opener with the in-coming ball, presenting Mayank’s inclination to take his front foot across the stumps.

Mayank Agarwal vs Jasprit Bumrah
Mayank Agarwal vs Jasprit Bumrah (Image Credits: Twitter)

He explained:

“If he has such a track record then it’s quite simple to predict. Bumrah will hit the stumps as usual. Mayank takes a forward stride and gets in trouble. So pro-Bumrah.”

Mayank has battled off the squares this season, scoring only 42 runs from four matches at a poor average of 10.50. Be that as it may, aside from agonizing over his performance, he’ll likewise need to track down an answer for his team’s selection dilemma.

Dropping Rajapaksa Poor Decision, May Hamper His Confidence: Sanjay Manjrekar On Punjab’s Team Selection

PBKS dropped the in-form Bhanuka Rajapaksa for the experienced IPL campaigner Jonny Bairstow ahead of their last game against Gujarat Titans (GT). The move misfired somewhat as Punjab’s batting unit missed the mark by something like 10-15 runs and wound up losing the game on the last ball.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Bhanuka Rajapaksa (Image Credits: Twitter)

Manjrekar referred to the choice as “a serious mix-up” and requested Rajapaksa’s quick return. However, he stays uncertain of the scorn’s effect on the Sri Lankan’s confidence. He contemplated:

“…The way Rajapaksa played those two innings (43 off 22 and 31 off 9), he should have almost been a certainty for the entire season. To drop him because Bairstow was back was very wrong. You can never undervalue the current form and confidence. It was a big mistake. They should bring him back somehow but the problem is he has been dropped so I don’t know how his temperament is, how confident he will be now. So it was a big mistake and hopefully, PBKS won’t have to pay too big a price for it.”

The main practical choice to bring Rajapaksa back is to drop all-rounder Odean Smith. The West Indian began the season well yet has gathered only 12 runs and two wickets since. In any case, dropping him could likewise influence the team combination as he has given the group somewhere around two overs in each game.

PBKS To Win The Game: Sanjay Manjrekar On Possible Winner

Mayank Agarwal and Rohit Sharma
PBKS vs MI (Image Credits: Twitter)

PBKS “have greater capacity” and ought to win excepting any astonishments. He said:

No, I think Punjab Kings have more ability. Anything can happen, even a flop-show, some teams ping surprises you like that. But I’ll always back the team with more ability and I have been saying that Mumbai Indians are low on ability this season so Punjab Kings favorites to win.”

The Mumbai Indians vs Punjab Kings contest will be played at MCA Stadium, Pune, starting at 7.30 P.M.

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