Jayant Yadav Is An Option To Tackle Delhi's 3 Left Handers: Rohit Sharma

Jayant Yadav Is An Option To Tackle Delhi’s 3 Left Handers: Rohit Sharma

Jayant Yadav, IPL 2019, Rohit Sharma
Jayant played a decent role. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Jayant Yadav, off-spinner of Mumbai Indians could be an option for Tuesday’s Indian Premier League (IPL) final as Delhi Capitals (DC) have a number of left-handed batsmen according to Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit Sharma.

DC have Shikhar Dhawan, Shimron Hetmyer, Rishabh Pant and Axar Patel, all left-handers who can bat well and have played important innings this season.

Jayant Yadav
Jayant Yadav

Jayant Yadav Is A Good Option As Delhi Have 3 Left Handed Batsmen: Rohit Sharma

Jayant Yadav has 5 wickets in 13 matches so far in IPL career, and in this season, he has bowled 3 overs in one game but was unable to take a wicket conceding 18 runs. The right arm off break spinner has played only one match. The likes of Krunal Pandya and Anukul Roy, who is yet to play a match, are left-arm spinners while Rahul Chahar is legbreak googly spinner.

“With the number of lefties they have, Jayant is a good option. He played the second last league stage game [on October 31], against Delhi, he bowled pretty well. They have three lefties in the middle order. He has also played for DC before and understands them well. He is a great option,” said Sharma while addressing the media.

Rahul Chahar
Rahul Chahar. (Image Credit: IPL/BCCI)

In his lone game, Jayant Yadav failed to take a wicket. Krunal Pandya has 6 wickets while leg spinner Rahul Chahar has 15 wickets from as many matches.

Rohit Sharma: Every Game Is A New Game And Winning Toss Is Crucial

Rohit Sharma added that MI will carry psychological advantage into the final, having beaten DC in both league stage games and 1st Qualifier, but he added that they would have to take this as a new game and DC as new opponents. DC beat SRH in Qualifier 2 to progress into the final for the first time.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma (Image Credit: IPL)

“Every game is a new game; every day is a new day. You can’t dwell on it [the past results]. One guy having a good game can take the game away from you. Again, nothing changes for us. New game, new opponent. We have to think of them as a new opponent and keep doing the right things,” Sharma said.

The right-handed batsman said that winning the toss will be crucial in the final but they cannot rely completely on it.

“Look, winning the toss is very crucial but it shouldn’t make a difference for us. We need to take that away. We need to bat and bowl well and we’ll win,” said Sharma.

Rohit Sharma has scored 264 runs in 11 matches (average 24.00) of this IPL season and he will look to make amends with the bat as well as a skipper in the IPL 2020 final.