Abu Dhabi: Former England batsman Mark Butcher said that Punjab Kings did the right thing by giving young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi a chance to play in the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday.
Bishnoi took 3 wickets
Ravi Bishnoi (3/24) and Mohammed Shami (2/14) helped Punjab Kings beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 5 runs in a low-scoring thriller. With this win, the Punjab team has now reached the 5th position in the points table.
SRH out of playoff
This was Sunrisers Hyderabad’s 8th defeat in IPL 2021 and they have been out of the race for a place in the playoffs in the current season.
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) September 25, 2021
Mark Butcher told cricket.com, Bishnoi is interesting. Like Rashid Khan swings the ball in the air and Adil makes the ball spin like Rashid. He was a perfect choice for this match.
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Ravi shines against SRH
Troubled by a two-run loss to Rajasthan Royals in the previous match, Punjab Kings brought back Bishnoi in the playing XI in place of Adil Rashid and the leg-spinner took the wickets of Kedar Jadhav, Manish Pandey and Abdul Samad.
Shami also caused havoc
Mark Butcher also praised Mohammed Shami, who dismissed the dangerous David Warner and Kane Williamson on 2/14 at the top.
Shami is a quality bowler
Butcher said, Shami is a quality bowler. If he puts the ball in the right place on the pitch and keeps the ball in front of the wicket, he can trouble the batsmen even if the pitch does not help.
Markram praises Bishnoi
Punjab batsman Aidan Markram also praised Bishnoi. He said, unbelievable. It is amazing that Bishnoi is still young but yet his talent is on another level. I think he will emerge as a great bowler.
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