Former Indian wicketkeeper and selector Saba Karim feels gamers like Devdutt Padikkal, who’ve performed nicely within the Indian Premier League (IPL), want to seek out methods of remaining constant.
The 21-year-old southpaw had a improbable debut season for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2020, the place he scored 473 runs. He then backed it up with 411 runs the earlier season.
Nevertheless, Saba Karim feels that the opposition bowlers will find yourself discovering a technique to goal his weak areas and that’s one thing he must work on.
Talking on the YouTube podcast ‘Khelneeti’, this is what Saba Karim needed to say about gamers like Padikkal forward of the IPL 2022 season:
“Devdutt Padikkal might want to work very exhausting. It’s because after having one good season, the video analysts and knowledge analysts assist the bowlers to work you out and exploit your weak point. So I feel Padikkal would want to work on his mindset and perceive what are his scoring pictures. So I hope that such gamers who’ve carried out nicely in IPL earlier than are in a position to present that consistency.”
Punjab Kings have to nurture Raj Angad Bawa: Saba Karim
One other teen who, in accordance with Saba Karim, might have an enormous IPL season forward of him is India’s U19 World Cup star all-rounder Raj Angad Bawa. The 19-year-old scored 252 runs at a staggering common of 63 and likewise picked up 9 wickets, together with a fifer within the remaining in opposition to England.
Calling him a “massive participant” for the long run, the 54-year-old acknowledged:
“India have at all times regarded for batting or bowling all-rounder as their significance is paramount throughout codecs. We noticed the likes of Deepak Chahar and Shardul Thakur go for a hefty charge for a similar cause. Raj Angad Bawa has proven functionality within the U19 World Cup and he generally is a massive participant sooner or later.”
Whereas Bawa has the potential to turn into India’s subsequent celebrity, Karim cautioned in regards to the big hole between the standard of bowling assaults on the U19 stage and the worldwide stage. On this, he mentioned:
“Nevertheless, there’s a big gulf of high quality between U19 cricket and worldwide cricket. So it is vital for the officers and coaches of the Punjab Kings to information him to carry out nicely and flourish.”
IPL 2022 could possibly be a breakthrough season for a lot of gamers for the reason that arrival of two new groups will open up alternatives for plenty of hidden gems to flourish.