Sanjay Manjrekar Proposes Modifications to Make India’s Middle Class “More Wholesome”
Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes that “a few little tweaks.” Will be required to make India’s middle-order “more wholesome.”
India were defeated by South Africa by 31 runs in the first One-Day International (ODI) in Paarl on Wednesday. A disappointing start to the three-match series. After a strong start in which India reduced the hosts to 68-3. India lost control as Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen, hit centuries to lead South Africa to a total of 296/4. India responded well, but a middle-order collapse saw them finish at 265/8, losing by 31 runs. Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar believes that “a few little tweaks.” Will be required to make India’s middle-order “more wholesome.”
“When you have someone like Rishabh Pant batting at 5 and a Venkatesh Iyer in a very unfamiliar role. India’s middle-order appears to be a little short on batting.
Sanjay Manjrekar Proposes “a few little tweaks.”
For a newcomer to bat at No. 6 on a pitch that’s going to be dry and slowing down further. Because there wasn’t much of a threat down the line. I thought they should have made room for someone like Suryakumar Yadav. Ravichandran Ashwin could have then come in at number seven. I suppose a few minor changes will be required to ensure that the middle appears a little more wholesome “After the game. Manjrekar spoke to ESPNcricinfo.
“There were simply far too many runs to chase. Especially in a day game where the pitching wasn’t going to get easier for the batters chasing, and the ball wasn’t going to get wet due to dew. There was some hope at the start, but someone had to bat through the innings “He continued.
“Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli both got out after being set. It was bound to be difficult. In general, spinners have a lot of hope in the second innings of a day game, as evidenced by the dismissals of Dhawan and Kohli. I believe India lost the game when they allowed the opposition to score more than 250 points “Manjrekar went on to say.
“Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli both walked off the field after being set. It was unavoidably difficult. Spinners have a lot of hope in the second innings of a day game, as evidenced by Dhawan and Kohli’s dismissals. India, in my opinion, lost the game when they allowed the opposition to score more than 250 points “Manjrekar went on to explain.