The shine of the World Cup winner faded in IPL 2022, runs did not come off the bat, the innings ended in a strange way
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The innings of this Delhi Capitals batsman was very heavy for the team and taking advantage of this, Royal Challengers Bangalore registered a 16-run victory over Delhi.
The desire to play and shine in the IPL remains in the heart of almost every cricketer for the last few years. Many unknown faces have changed their lives by coming to this tournament and have made their mark in world cricket. At the same time, there have been many big names who have done tremendously in international cricket, but have struggled to mold themselves in the IPL. Then if a batsman makes his team the world champion by indiscriminate innings in the final of the T20 World Cup, then the expectations from him are high. Australia’s explosive batsman Mitchell Marsh (Mitchell Marsh) There is one such batsman, who made Australia the world champion only a few months ago, but in IPL 2022 (IPL 2022) In his very first match, he was seen struggling to touch the ball with the bat and Delhi Capitals (Delhi Capitals) had to bear the brunt of it.
Mitchell Marsh’s relationship with IPL has been sour-sweet. This player, who has shown his ability many times in international cricket, gets scattered as soon as he comes to the IPL. Marsh, who could not play in the tournament due to his fitness on the last few occasions, has returned to Delhi fit this time and landed for Delhi for the first time. Marsh, who won the title to Australia by playing a fireworks innings in the T20 World Cup final just a few months ago, was seen playing a Test match-like innings in his very first match of the IPL.
Strange ending to a cumbersome and struggling innings
Both the heroes, David Warner and Marsh, who made Australia the T20 World Champions in November 2021, were in the field together for Delhi at the same time. Warner was batting in the same style, but Marsh had to face trouble and despite many attempts, he could not hit a single boundary in his innings of more than 24 balls and about 45 minutes. This affected Warner and got out LBW off Wanindu Hasaranga’s ball. The Bangalore spinner finally put an end to Marsh’s struggle in his next over, but it happened in a very undesirable way.
Rishabh Pant hit a strong straight drive on Hasaranga’s ball and Hasaranga tried to stop it. The ball hit his hand and went straight to the stumps and when the eye fell on Marsh, he was out of the crease. Thus ended the innings of Marsh, who scored only 14 runs in 24 balls.
Delhi’s trust will be shaken on the marsh
Of course, Marsh’s stay at the crease or his dismissal did not affect the result much and Bangalore eventually won the match by 16 runs. The extra balls that Marsh played proved to be the difference in the end. However, this was Marsh’s first match of the season and in such a situation, instead of placing full blame on him, the Delhi team would like to give him a chance again, as he played an unbeaten match-winning innings of 77 runs against New Zealand in the World Cup final. The batsman has the ability to perform well in big matches.