Sanjay Manjrekar: Praise for Steve Smith’s strategic decisions

On Day 3 of the third Test at the Holkar Cricket Stadium in Indore, Australia successfully chased down the target of 76 and defeated India, winning the match by nine wickets. Pat Cummins gave Steve Smith the captaincy for the game because he needed to travel back home to take care of his sick mother.

Former Indian cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar praised Smith’s game-winning tactical decisions, which tremendously aided Australia. He praised him notably for attacking excellent spinner Shreyas Iyer with Starc.

With the way he incorporated Starc in the attack, Australian Steve Smith exhibited outstanding leadership. They realised that Iyer is quite good in countering spin. On Star Sports, Manjrekar said, “Test him against the clock.

Manjrekar went on.by venting his frustration at Jadeja defeating Shreyas Iyer in both innings.

Jadeja’s victories over Shreyas Iyer in the previous and current innings just let me down. You can’t be using it for the left-right combo, can you? You have a good batter even if he bats right-handed, Manjrekar continued.

Manjrekar claimed that because Australia had two good off-spinners on the field rather than two or three left-arm spinners, it was superfluous to bat Jadeja ahead of Iyer despite the right-prowess hander’s as a spinner.

I can understand Jadeja’s choice to bat left-handed when a country like Bangladesh once had two or three left-arm spinners.

Two outstanding off-spinners are bowling here. I was unable to comprehend it. You want Iyer to be your spinner since he has outstanding spinner feel.beginning the lineup. Also, he has proven his class, the 57-year-old continued.

Australia, meanwhile, won the third Test, advancing to the World Test Championship final. India now leads the series 2-1 with one game remaining. India needs to win the final Test match in order to advance to the World Tennis Championship final, which gets underway on June 7 at London’s Oval. In order for India to win the upcoming series in New Zealand against Sri Lanka, they would need to drop one Test.

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