First match of IPL 2023 in Dharamshala (Photo: PTI)
New Delhi: IPL match in Dharamshala and danger on ‘PSL’. You must be thinking how is this possible? So first of all, let us tell that here PSL does not mean Pakistan Super League but 3 players of Punjab Kings. P stands for Prabhsimran Singh. S stands for Shikhar Dhawan and L stands for Liam Livingston. Ishant Sharma of 6 feet 3 inches can become a threat for these three players today. Meaning, don’t be surprised if Delhi Capitals spoils the party of Punjab Kings.
On May 13, when Delhi and Punjab teams met for the first time in IPL 2023, Ishant Sharma took 2 wickets for 27 runs in 3 overs. Both his wickets were of Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingston. On the other hand, Prabhsimran Singh whose wicket he could not take, he scored a century in that match.
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Ishant controls Prabhsimran’s runs!
But, this does not mean that Ishant Sharma cannot dismiss Prabhsimran Singh. If anyone can stop Prabhsimran Singh from repeating his Delhi success in Dharamshala, then it is Ishant Sharma. Behind this are his excellent figures.
Ishant has so far bowled 19 balls in 3 innings of IPL against Prabhasimran, on which he has given only 18 runs. During this, he has also been dismissed once. The great thing is that as easily as Prabhsimran targets the rest of the Delhi bowlers, it is equally difficult for him to do the same against Ishant.
Makes it difficult for Shikhar and Livingston as well
This is the matter of Ishant vs Prabhsimran. This lambu of Delhi Capitals holds an equally impressive record against two more batsmen of Punjab Kings, Shikhar Dhawan and Liam Livingston. Ishant has dismissed Dhawan 2 times in 6 innings of T20 cricket. On the other hand, Liam Livingston has definitely scored 15 runs in 12 balls played against him in two innings of T20, but he has also become his victim both times.
6 feet 3 inches threat looms over ‘PSL’!
Prabhsimran, Shikhar and Livingston, these three form the backbone of the Punjab Kings’ batting line-up. Now just think, when Ishant alone becomes a threat to that backbone, then what will be left of his strength. Therefore, in this important match, it is necessary for Punjab Kings to stay away from this 6 feet, 3 inch tall player.
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