Hyderabad look to Rashid for IPL final flourish

29 May, 2018, 02:16 | Author: Brenda Erickson
  • Rashid Khan centre produced a thrilling display with bat and ball to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad into the IPL final. Bikas Das  AP

Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kane Williamson (C), Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Wriddhiman Saha, Siddharth Kaul, Deepak Hooda, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Yusuf Pathan, Shreevats Goswami, Ricky Bhui, Basil Thampi, T Natarajan, Sachin Baby, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan, Tanmay Agarwal, Alex Hales, Carlos Brathwaite, Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi and Chris Jordan. He is the IPL star of this season.

These two teams have met thrice in this season and CSK have defeated Hyderabad everytime.

It's hard to believe that a 19-year-old can possess such a colossal means to tease, taunt and trick the batsmen in the air and off the pitch in the 24 balls he is allowed to send in a form of the game where the batsmen have the license to thrash the bowlers from the word go.

With du Plessis and Bravo too in the mix, the CSK batting looks formidable.

8th time MS Dhoni will play the final in IPL - 6 for CSK and 1 for Rising Pune Supergiant.

The big difference between the two sides is the way SRH defended low totals a few times with their two overseas spinners, Afghan leg-spinner Rashid and Bangladesh left-arm spinner Shakib Al Hasan taking crucial wickets even when their opponents got a rollicking start, like it happened at the Eden Gardens on Friday.

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His 10-ball 34 and three crucial wickets set up the Sunrisers' semi-final win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday. SRH's last appearance in an IPL final was in 2016.

5th franchise - SRH - to reach the IPL final twice. He is so unassuming that he does his work quietly without attracting undue attention.

Soon the social media was abuzz with the wish to confer Indian citizenship on Rashid though External Affairs Minister replied saying it is the Home Ministry's prerogative.

Now, the Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani has also joined in the discussion regarding the talented young cricketer.

Why not after Warne put Rashid on a high pedestal?

"As a leg spinner I love seeing all the different types of leg spinners playing in the #IPL but watching @rashidkhan_19 bowl in these big games makes me proud as he loves this stage & pressure it also gets me excited!" "Mind you, he's got some batting skills as well, great guy". He would be the star performer for Afghanistan in every format or for any Twenty20 team he will play in this era of global leagues.

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