‘When is his performance coming? – Shaun Pollock questions Kedar Jadhav’s selection in the SRH lineup
Jadhav has scored 55 runs from six matches for SRH at an average of 13.75.
Updated - Sep 26, 2021 10:56 am
Former South Africa all-rounder Shaun Pollock has questioned the selection of Kedar Jadhav in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s playing eleven despite the latter’s poor show in the 2021 Indian Premier League. After moving from the Chennai Super Kings, Jadhav hasn’t been up to the task even for the Orange Army. In the ongoing IPL, the right-hander has scored 55 runs at an average of 13.75.
In SRH’s previous game against the Punjab Kings on Saturday, he scored a run-a-ball 12 before Ravi Bishnoi accounted for his wicket. Pollock reckoned that the SRH batters are playing in a “relaxed environment” where they get a handsome salary and there’s not too much pressure to perform.
However, the veteran also said that the players need to produce substantial performances at some point of their stint with their respective IPL franchises.
Shaun Pollock puts forth his opinions
“In the batting, David Warner was out of the side, he’s come back in. You can get into bad form. Manish Pandey tried to regroup given the situation but Kedar Jadhav, over all these years… He gets a decent salary to come out and play,” Pollock talked on Cricbuzz.
“We really are still asking – when is his performance coming to justify his continuous selection in the side? It is difficult to pick out one individual but over a space of eight games, surely people need to be producing more than what we’ve seen,” he said.
“What are the players actually doing to try and help them perform? You have a relaxed environment and you give them everything that they require. They are paid good money and, at some stage, players have got to start producing the goods,” Pollock added.
On September 25, the Sunrisers lost their eighth game in the IPL 2021 against PBKS by five runs. After being asked to chase down a modest target of 126, the Sunrisers lost wickets upfront and were pushed on to the backfoot right from the word go.
Jason Holder smashed five sixes on his way to an unbeaten 29-ball 47, but his efforts weren’t enough for SRH to get over the finishing line. The Orange Army will next face the Rajasthan Royals on Monday in Dubai.