Venkatesh Iyer backs Nitish Rana first over bowling vs Rajasthan Royals | Cricket News – Times of India

KOLKATA: Kolkata Knight Riders top-order batter Venkatesh Iyer has defended Nitish Rana‘s choice to bowl the primary over in opposition to Rajasthan Royals after the skipper ended up conceding 26 runs.
Defending a modest 149, Rana was the sufferer of RR opener Yashasvi Jaiswal‘s onslaught as he smashed the part-time off-spinner for 26 runs with two sixes and three fours that set the tone for RR’s win in simply 13.1 overs right here on Thursday.
“With a lefthander (Jaiswal) on the crease and him being an offispinner I do not assume it was a improper choice,” Venkatesh identified on the post-match media interplay. The choice appeared baffling as KKR had in-form spinner in Varun Chakravarthy (17 wickets) however Venkatesh stated it was extra to do with match-ups.

“Everyone knows what he is succesful with the bowl. He has picked essential wickets in his profession. Sadly, it did not go in our favour, had he picked up the wicket (of Jaiswal), it will have been a captain’s masterstroke. This stuff occur on the sector.”
Terming Rana an “unbelievable bowler”, Venkatesh elaborated extra on the contentious name.
“The wicket was holding just a little bit and was on the slower aspect. We wished to use the spin with the brand new ball.
“It did not work out so the questions. However Rana is an unbelievable bowler, he has come up and picked wickets wherever he bowled with economical bowling. One recreation wouldn’t make him a nasty bowler.”

Hailing RR’s fielding effort, Venkatesh additional stated Shimron Hetmyer and Sandeep Sharma’s spectacular catches dragged them again.
Whereas Hetmyer dismissed Jason Roy with a well-judged working and leaping catch at sq. leg boundary, a diving Sharma took a blinder at midoff to convey an finish to Rahmanullah Gurbaz’s brisk begin.

The opening duo was dismissed in Trent Boult’s successive overs within the powerplay.
“Each of them had been good photographs and nice catches. They simply saved round 20-odd runs on the sector which in T20 is unbelievable. Two wickets and two new batters on the pitch which was not simple to bat that is the place I believe we slowed down.
“I’d take the duty of taking part in lots of dot balls there. I ought to have rotated extra, part was owned by Rajasthan,” Venkatesh stated about his sluggish begin.
‘It felt Jaiswal batted on a unique wicket’
RR’s younger opener Jaiswal hit the quickest IPL fifty en path to his 98 not out (47b) on a troublesome wicket.
“The wicket did not change a lot. It is simply that Jaiswal batted unbelievably. The way in which he performed each ball we had no solutions to his onslaughts,” Venkatesh hailed.

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“It felt for us that he is batting on a unique observe altogether as a result of no different batters discovered it simple there, so credit score to him.
“It is the number of photographs he hit, efficient and nonetheless orthodox. There was only one reverse hit, relaxation all had been orthodox cricketing photographs. He’s a person in type, a tremendous batter,” Venkatesh added.

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