MI Coach Jayawardene praises young Tilak Varma says, ‘Best youngster we have’ 

MI Coach Jayawardene praises young Tilak Varma says, ‘Best youngster we have’ 

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20 May 2022
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MI Coach Jayawardene praises young Tilak Varma says, ‘Best youngster we have’ 

Mumbai Indians did not have a good IPL 2022 season as they have lost most of the matches in this season, due to which they could not even qualify for the playoffs.
Where the big names of his team disappointed everyone.

At the same time, the young players performed brilliantly and played a positive role for Mumbai in a bad season.

Now, ahead of their final league match against Delhi Capitals on Saturday, head coach Mahela Jayawardene heaped praise on left-handed batsman Tilak Verma as a youngster for the team in IPL 2022.

Hyderabad’s Verma has been Mumbai’s leading run-scorer in the tournament, scoring 376 runs in 13 matches at an average of 37.60 and a strike-rate of 131.46.

Jayawardene said, “If you look at some of the players, Tilak is probably the youngest player to have scored around 400 runs. He has played different roles for us this year, batting at three, four, five. He has handled the challenges well in various conditions against a good bowling team.

Eight days before Jayawardene’s words, skipper Rohit Sharma pointed to Verma as an all-format player for India. When the youngster chased down a narrow target of 98 against Chennai Super Kings under pressure.

Unbeaten on scoring runs. He further spoke about the South African batsman Devald Brevis. Who had taken advantage of the opportunities the season provided.

Apart from batting, there is a lot of talent in Mumbai left-arm spinner Kumar Karthikeya Singh. Who was included in the main team after joining as a net bowler.

In four matches, Karthikeya impressed with his control and variations, taking five wickets at an economy rate of 7.84. Jayawardene was also surprised by his bowling.

Jayawardene also praised young all-rounders Hrithik Shokeen and Ramandeep Singh.

He said, “Hrithik Shoukin has been brilliant. He has shown his ability as an all-rounder. Which is very good.

He further added, “Ramandeep has also done well in the last few matches and has shown a glimpse of what he can do. Therefore, there are many options ahead. Bringing everyone together, understanding their strengths and weaknesses is essential for the team.

Jayawardene admitted that Mumbai intended to buy some youngsters in the mega auction and develop them as a mainstay for future franchises.

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