IPL 2022: Will Try My Best To Be A Match-Winner With The Bat – Ravi Bishnoi
Lucknow Super Giants leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi hopes to turn his gamestyle into a spin-bowling all-rounder in the future.
Bishnoi rose to prominence from his U19 World Cup days, ending as the leading wicket-taker of the 2020 U19 WC with 17 wickets in six matches.
He was roped in by Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) for INR 2 crores in the IPL 2020 auction. The Rajasthan spinner impressed with the ball picking 24 wickets – 12 wickets each season in 2020 and 2021 – at an average of 25.22.
Bishnoi’s brilliance of bowling economically and blocking runs in the middle overs earned him a draft signing with LSG for INR 4 crore. He was one of three initial signings of the Sanjiv Goenka-led RPSG-owned team.
Will try my best to be a match-winner with the bat: Ravi Bishnoi
Coming to IPL 2022, Bishnoi has snapped nine scalps in 11 games at an economy rate of 8.24.
Bishnoi bats usually in the lower batting order (9-11) and has 61 runs in 13 T20 innings. The youngster intends to enhance his batting skills and contribute runs for the team.
“Absolutely! I would like to see myself in such a role (spin bowling all-rounder) in the near future. I’m working very hard on my batting and will try my best to be a match-winner with the bat.
“Even if I can contribute 10 runs to a winning cause, I’ll be satisfied with my performance. I’m focused on improving my batting,” Bishnoi told Sportskeeda.
Gautam Gambhir always tells me to bowl aggressively: Ravi Bishnoi
Bishnoi also appreciated LSG mentor Gautam Gambhir for the input on his game. The leg-spinner said Gambhir was a bowler’s captain.
“GG (Gautam Gambhir) sir was indeed a bowler’s captain during his playing days, and he supports the bowlers a lot even now.
“He always tells me to bowl aggressively because a team wins only when the bowlers have a wicket-taking mentality,” the 21-year-old said.
LSG are currently placed second in the table with 16 points in 12 games and winning in their remaining two fixtures will secure them a berth in IPL 2022 playoffs.
The KL Rahul-led side face Rajasthan Royals in a high-octane clash on Sunday (May 15) at the Brabourne Stadium.
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