Aakash Chopra questions LSG’s batting strategy following elimination loss to RCB. After losing to RCB in the Eliminator, a former India batter questions LSG’s batting strategy.
The Lucknow Super Giants’ hopes of reaching the Indian Premier League final in their debut season were dash in the IPL 2022 Eliminator by Royal Challengers Bangalore. While there were many positives to take from LSG’s first season in the IPL, former India batter Aakash Chopra questioned LSG’s decision to keep Evin Lewis out of the high-pressure chase against RCB. Following Quinton de Kock’s early dismissal, the cricketer-turned-commentator criticized LSG’s decision to bat Manan Vohra at no. 3, saying he “personally” didn’t like the strategy.
Aakash Chopra questions LSG’s batting strategy
“We previously stated that Quinton de Kock has a beef with this team. We expected him to go to Josh, but he went to Siraj instead. Manan Vohra comes in at No. 3 as a surprise. That strategy did not sit well with me. Why not Evin Lewis, I reasoned? Why did you play Evin Lewis if you’re not going to use him at No. 3? “Chopra stated this in a video posted to his YouTube channel.
“Were you holding him back because you thought Maxwell would get away with overs there? Maxwell will bowl to Rahul as well, and he will hit him there. Despite Vohra’s good short 19-run knock, Evin Lewis slipped too low in the order as a result “He continued.
Rajat Patidar became the first uncapped player to score a century in the IPL playoffs, with his unbeaten 112 helping RCB reach 207 for four.
Despite KL Rahul and Deepak Hooda’s knocks of 79 and 45, respectively, LSG were restricted to a total of 193 for six in pursuit of a target of 208.
RCB will now face Rajasthan Royals in Friday’s Qualifier 2.