CricketPunjab’s Overseas Players Have To Do Well, Says Sanjay Manjrekar Ahead Of MI vs PBKS Clash
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Mumbai Indians are set to face Punjab king in their backyard. About teams have high calibre batting line up, so far Mumbai Indians batting line up has done well. On the other hand, PBKS’ batting the order has failed to produce big scores.

Punjab Kings definitely have big names and their batting line up likes of Liam Livingston and Matt Short. But looking at the uncapped players it seems that it is pretty much inexperienced yet they did so well against RCB, unfortunately they couldn’t win the match because of their own mistakes and fault.

Sanjay Manjrekar has provided an expert view on this match. Talking on Star sports, he shared his view on both teams and told what he is expecting from this match.

“I like the way he (Rohit Sharma) is striking the ball. The strike rate is impressive, just the volume of runs. The 20s can become 80s. I want to see big runs from him because I just want to be sure that he still has that game of getting the big scores like it does in white ball cricket,” Sanjay Manjrekar said.

In absence of Shikhar Dhawan, Punjab Kings are heavily depended on international players. According to Sanjay Manjrekar, someone has to stand up and take the lead.

“I am looking forward to see an improvement in the batting of the overseas batters from Punjab. Especially, Livingston, the way he got out, I hope those mistakes are not repeated because Punjab depend a lot on the overseas batters, especially when Shikhar Dhawan is not fit.”

Wankhede means high scoring encounter, so big power hitters from both sides will be in the game. None so powerful among them as Tim David and he’s picking some form in what we have seen last few matches.

“Tim David, a guy with some extraordinary talent. Now he is the expected to fill in the big boots, literally the big boots of Kieron Pollard would just take a breath away by his performances. Lets see whether Tim David has some of those qualities,” Sanjay Manjrekar concluded in the end.