Gujarat Titans tackle 5-time champions Mumbai Indians in Qualifier 2 match of the Indian Premier League 2023 (IPL) on Friday, May 26. The reigning champions have been spectacular all through the match and are tipped favorites to attain finals. The Titans are wanting effectively set with their most popular eleven for the upcoming recreation however the former Indian cricketer Virender Sehwag has recommended a giant change to their beginning XI for Qualifier 2 conflict in opposition to Mumbai Indians.
Sehwag feels that Hardik Pandya-led GT ought to drop the star all-rounder Dasun Shanaka from their taking part in XI. The former Indian opener will not be impressed with the Sri Lankan skipper’s performances in IPL 2023 and requested GT administration to decide uncapped Indian batter Abhinav Manohar after they face Mumbai on Friday. Shanaka struggled whereas batting at no.4 in opposition to Chennai Super Kings in Qualifier 1 as he made solely 17 runs regardless of taking part in 16 deliveries whereas chasing a 173-run goal.
Rashid Khan, Noor Ahmad, and David Miller occupy the primary three abroad slots as Gujarat Titans have rotated Shanaka, Alzarri Joseph, and Joshua Little within the fourth slot. Sehwag feels that GT ought to play Oden Smith and Alzarri ahead of Shanaka to fill within the fourth abroad participant slot in opposition to Mumbai Indians.
“I’m not nervous concerning the bowling an excessive amount of. But I’m nervous about Dasun Shanaka, GT can play Odean Smith and Alzarri Joseph for him. Shanaka has been disappointing. We had huge hopes for him and he hasn’t lived up to even 1 % of these expectations. GT ought to play Manohor as a substitute of Shanaka, as he’s a batter who can smash sixes,” Virender Sehwag advised Cricbuzz on Friday.
Shanaka joined Gujarat Titans as a substitute for injured star Kane Williamson however has featured in solely the final three video games. The tempo all-rounder has scored 26 runs in three innings at a strike charge of 100.00 and hasn’t bowled a single supply in IPL 2023 as Gujarat Titans are effectively-settled with their bowling choices.