DRS, March 31: Lucknow says, why fear when Mayank Yadav is here

DRS, March 31: Lucknow says, why fear when Mayank Yadav is here

Welcome to our special segment DRS or the Daily Review System. In this, InsideSport will provide you with the top stories of IPL from a day before that you might have missed in the hustle and bustle of your busy life.

Nothing matters in Indian cricket as much as bowling over 150 kmph. If that happens on an IPL debut, it’s even more remarkable. Mayank Yadav, an unknown commodity in the cricketing circles till now, sounds likes an established name already, after he bowled seven deliveries over 150 kmph in the LSG vs PBKS match, leading his side to a victory on Saturday.

The 21-year-old wasn’t only about speed, but also the way he managed to trouble the opposition batsmen, when they were cruising at 101/0 in 11 overs. From there on, he picked up three wickets giving away only 27 runs in his stipulated four overs. Undoubtedly, the day belonged to Mayank. So it is only fair, that we start DRS with LSG’s next superstar in the making. Here is your dose of Daily Review System for March 31.

Mayank’s Need for Speed

LSG had an ace up their sleeve. Just when one thought PBKS would run away with the match, Mayank Yadav came for his very first over. And from the very fast ball, it was clear that he was special. The man went on to bowl a delivery at 155.8 kmph. In the next few deliveries, he went on to dismiss Jonny Bairstow, Prabhsimran Singh and Jitesh Sharma.

Moving on to Mohsin Khan

Mayank couldn’t have done it alone. And he got huge support in Mohsin, who ended with figures of 2/34. He went on to bag the wickets of Shikhar Dhawan and Sam Curran. What’s remarkable is that LSG bowlers, including Moshin didn’t lose hope when the going was tough for the team.

Injury Scare for Mohsin

And, injury-prone Mohsin could be in trouble now. After completing his spell, the bowler looked in pain, and limped out of the playing area. While the extent of this injury is still not known, but the manner in which he lay on the ground, in pain, he is definitely out for a sizeable amount of time. There’ll be more clarity, once LSG comes out with a statement.

Remember Him? The Other Pandya

For reasons galore, the world now just remembers Hardik Pandya. But Krunal, the older brother came up with an all-round performance against PBKS, that largely went unnoticed. He smashed 43 from 22 balls to take LSG to 199, and then later had a decent bowling spell of 0/26 in his three overs.

Shikhar Dhawan Special

PBKS made a solid start to their chase, courtesy of skipper Shikhar Dhawan. A 50-ball 70 meant Punjab were in the hunt till about the 15th over. The southpaw batsman rolled back the years, as Lucknow witnessed a vintage Dhawan in action. The veteran is certainly in the twilight of his career. Watch out for a few more special knocks.

Livingstone, All Okay?

To be honest, England’s Liam Livingstone isn’t looking in great shape. First he suffered a hamstring injury in the first half of the match. And then in the second, during the chase, it looked like, he had an issue with his arm. Whatever the case maybe, it is warning signs for Team Punjab.

Super Over: 6 News Flash of March 30

MS ‘Arnold’ Dhoni

No one can disagree, that despite being 42, Dhoni is as fit as ever. He is agile, he is quick, and he is powerful. Certainly good enough to play in the IPL. ON Saturday, an image of his bulging biceps went viral too.

Boo Pandya at Your Own Peril

It seems like MCA has come up with a directive for the spectators, that no one boos Hardik during their next match in Mumbai. Abusers will be taken to task, as per a report.

Pandya Gets a Cheer

Well, you read that right. But the cheers were reserved for Krunal, who batted magnificently against Punjab. This in stark contrast with what the Jr. Pandya has been receiving.

Rahul’s No ‘Impact’

LSG fans got a major jolt when it was revealed that KL Rahul won’t be leading in the Punjab match. But still he was fielded in the match as an impact sub. He had an ordinary outing scoring 15 from 9.

In the Firing Line

Livingstone couldn’t take his team to the finish line despite scoring 28 from 17, with his innings including two towering sixes. In fact, on one occasion he ended up hitting the spi-cam with a powerful hit.

IPL Matters

A report on Saturday suggested that the Team India squad for T20 World Cup would be selected on the basis of performances in the IPL 2024. Not only that, the team will leave the competition midway IPL.


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