Former Kolkata Knight Riders leg-spinner Piyush Chawla has slammed current KKR star Aaron Finch for his approach against left-arm fast bowlers in the IPL 2022 season. Finch is playing for the Kolkata Knight Riders this year after joining the squad as a replacement for Alex Hales. The Englishman pulled out of IPL 2022 because of personal reasons.
Finch has made a name for himself with his classic performances in T20 cricket. The right-handed batter has scored big for many teams across the planet. While he has been inconsistent as well, fans should note that the Australian star has had a decent debut season for the Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2022.
However, Piyush Chawla is not happy with the way Finch plays against the left-arm fast bowlers in IPL 2022. The right-arm leg-spinner said on ESPNCricinfo:
“My personal opinion on Aaron Finch is he did get runs in one match but even then when he saw left-arm seamers, he was running after defending to the fielders’ hands. It feels like he doesn’t want to play left-arm seamers at all, just wants to get to the other end.”
Piyush Chawla thinks Aaron Finch is not a good option for opening the innings
During the same discussion, Piyush Chawla opined that the Kolkata Knight Riders should revert to their original opening pair of Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer. According to Chawla, Aaron Finch is not a good option to open the innings against the Rajasthan Royals tonight because the Jaipur-based franchise have Trent Boult and Obed McCoy in their squad.
“I can’t say that he’s a good option and they shall go back to their original openers,” concluded Chawla.
The Kolkata Knight Riders are in a must-win situation now. They need to defeat the Rajasthan Royals and build a winning streak to ensure that they make it to the next round of IPL 2022.