IPL 2022: Aakash Chopra shares his views on MI selling Daniel Sams in batting order


Former Indian batter Aakash Chopra was baffled with Mumbai Indians’ (MI) resolution to advertise bowling all-rounder Daniel Sams to No. 3 of their earlier IPL 2022 match in opposition to the Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK). He opined that Sams might have scored runs within the Large Bash League (BBL) however the identical transfer is not going to work within the IPL.

Mumbai have been chasing a paltry goal of 98 in opposition to CSK. After Ishan Kishan perished cheaply to left-arm seamer Mukesh Choudhary, MI determined to experiment with their batting order and despatched in Sams at No. 3. The ploy didn’t work as he was trapped lbw for one off six balls by Choudhary.

Sams’ dismissal left Mumbai in a little bit of bother at 33 for 3. They recovered to register a five-wicket win and can now hope to finish the season with a pair extra victories. The five-time IPL champions will tackle Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Tuesday.

Previewing the match on his YouTube channel, Chopra urged Mumbai to shun the ‘Sams at No. 3’ experiment, stating:

“With playoff qualification out of the query, Mumbai are attempting varied issues. They even gave an opportunity to Tristan Stubbs. However sending Daniel Sams in at three was past my understanding. My suggestion to Mumbai is don’t ship him at No. 3, that is IPL not BBL.”

Explaining the tactic, bowling coach Shane Bond informed Sportskeeda at a post-match convention that Sams has expertise with the bat however admitted that the Aussie hasn’t grabbed his alternatives thus far.

“Rohit hasn’t scored a fifty this season” – Aakash Chopra shares his wishlist for MI

Former Indian opener Chopra additionally shared a wishlist for Mumbai, which incorporates runs for Kishan and captain Rohit Sharma. He elaborated:

“My wishlist for Mumbai is that Rohit Sharma and Ishan Kishan lastly rating good runs. Rohit hasn’t scored a fifty this season, so hopefully that occurs right here. Ishan Kishan was bought for an enormous sum, he’s a gun participant. He will even be anticipated to attain. Tilak Varma has been batting rather well. Hopefully, he continues his good run.”

Varma is Mumbai’s main run-getter within the IPL 2022 season. He has scored 368 runs in 12 matches at a median of 40.89 and a strike price of 132.85.


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