Sometimes, franchises might have to explore out-of-the-box ideas to do well in a tournament. These ideas might come out of desperation or they could also be to surprise the opposition. Sometimes, the best utilisation of resources could also happen through these ideas. On that note, in this article, we take a look at three out of the box ideas franchises can try out in IPL 2022.
1) R Sai Kishore opening the batting or playing at No.3 for Gujarat Titans
R Sai Kishore opening or playing at No.3 is one of the out of the box ideas franchises can try out in IPL 2022. The Tamil Nadu cricketer has been waiting for a chance in IPL but he is yet to get it.
Vijay Shankar has been performing poorly and since Sai is decent with the bat, he can come in his position. Sai has played for Tamil Nadu in a similar slot before. Hence, he might not want too much time to settle into this new role. Gujarat will have to compromise on the strength of the batting but with the all-rounder coming in, the team would have a fantastic bowling unit and an able spin partner for Rashid Khan.
2) Pat Cummins as a floater in the batting line-up for KKR
Pat Cummins hit a 14-ball half-century against Mumbai Indians recently. He has actually been doing well with the bat recently. Hence, KKR can consider giving him more responsibility with the willow.
KKR has Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana, both of whom could struggle against pace. On the other hand, as shown recently, Pat Cummins is brilliant against pace. Hence, the Aussie Test skipper could be used as a floater to add impetus to the batting innings. This move could also be used to surprise the opposition and disturb their plans.
3) Yashasvi Jaiswal as a spin-basher in the middle-order for Rajasthan
Yashasvi Jaiswal has not been able to do well so far. Devdutt Padikkal has been decent and RR could try out Jaiswal in the middle order. DDP can go up and it will be a natural position for him.
Jaiswal is good against the spinners and the management can make use of the youngster’s strength. They can give complete freedom for him to go after the spinners and if it comes out well, the team will benefit a lot.