Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra reckons that death-over bowling could trouble Rajasthan Royals in IPL 2022.
RR have won two consecutive matches this year. They thumped the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) by 61 runs in their opening game of the season and followed it up with a 23-run victory over the five-time champions Mumbai Indians.
Rajasthan will take on the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their third match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
“They have an issue in the death bowling. Prasidh Krishna is not suited to bowl the last few overs. Trent Boult is a good death bowler, but again, he is not your gun death bowler. And there is a concern with the third pacer.”
Opining on the third-pacer problem, Aakash added – “When Nathan Coulter-Nile got injured, Navdeep Saini played the next game. He also suffered a concussion (in the last match). He also conceded 36 runs in 3 0vers. They have Jimmy Neesham, but the ground (Wankhede) is too small.”