Sanjay Manjrekar believes “CSK can make way for Dwayne Bravo” in IPL 2021. Manjrekar believes the Chennai Super Kings can make way for Dwayne Bravo. Into the playing XI at the cost of Sam Curran. Bravo has been sensational in the second phase of the competition. Also, picking up six wickets in two games.
However, he did not play CSK’s last game due to workload management and Sam Curran replaced him. Moreover, Curran had a great first half, he had a forgettable outing against KKR and Sanjay Manjrekar. He feels there is a need for a specialist bowler in Sharjah.
Sanjay Manjrekar believes, “Bravo didn’t play the last game and CSK played Sam Curran in place of him. On Sharjah pitch, a Bravo kind of bowler will be absolutely essential. So if fit, maybe they will have to take that call of dropping either Curran or Josh Hazlewood and bring Bravo. But you need a specialist bowler in Sharjah pitch to survive and Hazlewood is the better bowler. So although I feel Curran is highly talented and absolutely been brilliant in the first half, that is the one change I will like to see,” Sanjay Manjrekar said.
Lastly, Manjrekar has been overwhelming with the way of MS Dhoni. He has marshaled his troops during the IPL 2021 season. He emphasizes how Dhoni usually trusts his slower bowlers to do the job. But he has shown more faith in the pacers. He feels CSK will have an advantage against Sunrisers Hyderabad. They have bowlers who can take the pace off the ball. It is something that has been crucial so far at the venue.
“This is a very unique Indian T20 league where you see Dhoni trusting his pace bowlers and using all the pace bowling resources. It’s more normally spin that he uses to win. But this time it is more of a combination and the slower you bowl in Sharjah, the better it is and that is where Chennai has an advantage and they start as favorites,” Sanjay Manjrekar concluded.