Deepak Hooda
Deepak Hooda. (Photograph Supply: IPL/BCCI)

Former Indian spinner Pragyan Ojha has opined that the brand new entrants Lucknow Tremendous Giants (LSG) ought to follow Indian batter Deepak Hooda on the quantity three spot. The fitting-handed batter performed a beautiful knock of 59 runs in opposition to the Rajasthan Royals (RR) of their earlier contest.

The Lucknow staff administration has tried a number of choices on the quantity three spots together with Evin Lewis, Ayush Badoni, and Manish Pandey. Nevertheless, their plan didn’t work. LSG staff administration has additionally given Deepak Hooda just a few probabilities to play on the quantity three place and he has carried out decently in these matches.

He seems to dictate the sport: Ojha on Hooda

“For me, Deepak Hooda is the best candidate for the quantity three spot as a result of he was enjoying with plenty of readability. Hooda was not trying to quiet down [in the last game]. He needed to attain runs and dictate the sport; that mindset is essential. LSG has some distinguished top-order batters within the type of KL Rahul, and Quinton de Kock; you gave probabilities to Manish Pandey but it surely didn’t work so when you’ve got discovered Deepak Hooda then it’s best to proceed with him,” Ojha mentioned in a dialog with Cricbuzz.

Speaking about Hooda’s numbers within the IPL, the right-handed batter has performed a complete of 94 video games and has scored 1191 runs at an honest strike fee of 130.88. The 27-year-old has struck seven fifties within the match along with his highest rating being 64. With the ball, he has scalped a complete of ten wickets within the hardest franchise-based cricket league.

In the meantime, LSG is enjoying in opposition to the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) of their final group stage encounter of IPL 2022. The brand new entrants have piled up 210 runs of their allotted 20 overs with each openers De Kock (140 off 70 balls) and Rahul (68 off 51) punishing the two-time champions. KKR batters might want to play out of their pores and skin to finish the chase and it’ll not come simple in opposition to the disciplined bowling line-up of LSG.