Former Zimbabwe cricketer Mpumelelo Mbangwa thinks it will be interesting to see if Rajasthan Royals (RR) star Shimron Hetmyer can continue from where he left off in IPL 2022. Hetmyer is likely to return for The team’s important encounter with the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) tonight (May 20).
The left-hander was reportedly RR’s second-most hit man after Jos Buttler before he briefly left the court. He beat 291 runs in 11 games with a fearsome average of 72.75 and strike rate of 166.29.
However, Hetmyer has been absent for the past few games as he returns home to the Caribbean to welcome his newborn baby. Speaking to Cricbuzz, Mbangwa suggested that if Hetmyer took the time to find his feet, RR could be in trouble. He say:
“With him (Hetmyer) coming back from a break he can immediately get on the bike or find form, that would be a pity for Rajasthan.”
Shimron Hetmyer could replace James Neesham: Mpumelelo Mbangwa
Mbangwa believes that the obvious change RR will make in the match against CSK will be the return of Shimron Hetmyer in place of James Neesham.
But with Neesham able to give them a couple of passes, Mbangwa feels Rajasthan could lose on an additional bowling pick. The 45-year-old feels the Royals may need to find a way to attract someone like Kuldeep Sen, so they have more bowling options.
To this, Mbangwa states:
“Shimron Hetmyer could come in to replace James Neesham, but I consider him (Neesham) an all-round bowler. So they’re going to tone down their bowling. So they might want to try and fit in. with Kuldeep Sen and make some other changes, that’s hard.”
RR has a better net run rate than Lucknow Super Giants (LSG), which is currently in second place. The Royals will love the chance to take two points against CSK to replace LSG and play Qualifier 1 against the Gujarat Titans.
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