RR vs LSG; Devdutt Padikkal Replaces Yuzvendra Chahal Yet Again
RR Players celebrating a wicket (AP Photo)
Yuzvendra Chahal has been in brilliant wicket-taking form in IPL 2023 just like he was in the previous season and a lot of credit should be given to Sanju Samson as well. The RR skipper has used Chahal brilliantly so far and has also made sure that he utilises full strength of his squad when Chahal's primary bowling work is done.
As a result, Yuzvendra Chahal has most often being replaced by an Impact player if RR is chasing in a particular game. It is exactly what happened in the ongoing game between RR and LSG as Devdutt Padikkal came in as an Impact Player after the 15th over of LSG's innings. Chahal was replaced after the leg-spinner completed his quota of four overs in which he gave away 41 runs with no wicket to his name.
Devdutt Padikkal who has come in as an Impact Player will be looking to make the most of the opportunities he is getting for RR and today might just be the game where he explodes. He has scored only 87 runs in 5 matches so far and RR management would be hoping for a big score from the southpaw against LSG.
At the time of writing, LSG have ended their innings with 154-7 in their allotted 20 overs after a disciplined bowling performance by RR bowlers.