Looking Forward To Play Against CSK In IPL 2020: Vijay Shankar

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Vijay Shankar said that he is keen to play against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from September 19th. Sunrisers Hyderabad has stable top-order batsmen consisting of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey while also consisting of all-rounders Mitchell Marsh, Vijay Shankar and Mohammad Nabi. Besides, their pace bowling attack will be led by Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Fabian Allen, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul and spinners Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem. Vijay Shankar Loves To Play Well Against Chennai Super Kings In a recent question-answer session

Looking Forward To Play Against CSK In IPL 2020: Vijay Shankar

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) all-rounder Vijay Shankar said that he is keen to play against the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the upcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) starting from September 19th.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has stable top-order batsmen consisting of David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey while also consisting of all-rounders Mitchell Marsh, Vijay Shankar and Mohammad Nabi.

Besides, their pace bowling attack will be led by Bhuvaneswar Kumar, Fabian Allen, , Sandeep Sharma and Siddharth Kaul and spinners Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar Loves To Play Well Against Chennai Super Kings

In a recent question-answer session with ESPNcricinfo, Vijay Shankar spoke about the targets in IPL 2020, both from a personal and from the team’s point of view.

“Mostly, it will be CSK since I am from Chennai. You know, it always feels good to do well against them,” Vijay Shankar, who plays domestic cricket for Tamil Nadu and played one IPL match for CSK in 2014, said.

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. Photo Credit: BCCI/IPL.

Vijay Shankar was initially a part of India’s World Cup squad last year, but was ruled out midway owing to a toe injury. He has since spent a significant amount of time on the sidelines. However, a fit-again Vijay Shankar said that he is willing to contribute to SRH in every way possible.

Vijay Shankar Says Bowling Department And Top Order In Batting Is Their Strengths

Asked about personal milestones, he said that his most important IPL innings was the unbeaten 63 against the Gujarat Lions in IPL 2017. He further spoke about a unique feat of having the longest streak among Indians without being dismissed for a duck.

“I think I already have one record in IPL. You know, playing 29 innings without getting a duck. That’s the record for an Indian batsman, I think,” Shankar, who has scored 557 runs in 33 IPL matches, said.

In the IPL’s 12-year-long history, he holds the distinction of scoring the second-highest runs without getting out for a duck, only behind Andrew Symonds’ tally of 974 runs.

Asked about SRH’s biggest strength, Shankar said, “I think it has always been the bowling department and the top order.”

Warner And Bhuvaneshwar
Warner And Bhuvaneshwar

Indeed, the ‘Orange Cap’ has been won by an SRH player in four of the previous five editions of the IPL – Kane Williamson in 2018 and, David Warner in 2015, 2017 and 2018.

On the other hand, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the only bowler in the history of the tournament to win the ‘Purple Cap’ in successive years – IPL 2016 and 2017.

If the Hyderabad franchise can once again perform as a unit, with the all-rounder playing important cameos at the back end of the innings, SRH can very well repeat their success of IPL 2016 which they won.

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