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Suyash Prabhudessai: RCB's Middle-order Problems Solved for This Season?

The batting lineup for the Royal Challengers Bangalore is once again the buzz of the town. In this season's Indian Premier League, the team has experimented with numerous lineups and batting orders, but they still place too much of an emphasis on Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Glenn Maxwell.

The RCB middle-order seems frail without Rajat Patidar, who performed well last season. At number three, they have previously tried Mahipal Lomror, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dinesh Karthik, and Michael Bracewell, but nothing has really worked for them. They now need someone who can provide steadiness.

The team may want to consider promoting someone like Suyash Prabhudessai to deal with this scenario. The hard-hitting right-hander bats third in the Ranji Trophy and plays the most of his cricket for Goa in the middle of the order. Goa coach Mansur Ali Khan claims in an exclusive interview with News18 CricketNext that his son has the talent to play as a floater in any squad.

There are currently two items. He batted at number three in the red-ball format while playing in the middle of the order in the white-ball version. He is a highly talented batter and a very diligent young man. He can bat at any number and serve as a floater for any squad. He has developed himself in this manner, Mansur remarked.

Suyash has an all-around game with a variety of strokes, the coach said, keeping the bowlers off balance.

Furthermore, his armor has numerous holes. He is skilled at playing the scoop, sweep, reverse sweep, and reverse scoop. For the white-ball (format), he has trained exceptionally well, the speaker said.

When questioned about Suyash's ability to bat at number three for the RCB in the current situation, Mansur said that he is better suited to play at number four or five.

“Talking about RCB in the current situation, I suppose the team may choose Glenn Maxwell at number three since Virat (Kohli) and Faf du Plessis can take the pressure. Suyash, though, I would much rather see him bat at number 4 or 5. He first takes some time. At the beginning of the inning, he would take singles and doubles, and after spending some time in the middle, he could go for his strokes, the man said.

Suyash has so far amassed 692 runs in 38 T20 games, 932 runs in 41 List A games, and 1629 FC runs in 26 games, including a double hundred.

“Bats for days and days,”

When Suyash joined the Goa team, Mansur grew to appreciate his work ethic and claimed that the right-hander consistently practices hard and spends hours batting against the bowling machine at home.

He works really hard, like I indicated. He works out quite hard. In actuality, he has a bowling alley at home. Mansur said, “He bats for hours and hours,” while discussing Prabhudessai's preparations.

The Goa coach also praised the teenager for his work ethic and physical condition, saying, “He is extremely meticulous about his eating habits and fitness as well. He is a well-behaved young man.

When asked whether Prabhudessai is also a capable bowler, Mansur was ready to respond in the positive.

“Yes, he also bowls. The fact that the RCB didn't give him the ball genuinely astonished me. I anticipated that he might sometimes bowl one or two overs. In fact, he used the ball to defeat UP and win us a game last season. He bowled the last over, stopping 10 runs. He is a promising candidate,” he said.

The all-rounder, in Mansur's opinion, has the skills and work ethic necessary to advance in white-ball cricket.

“When I saw him and his work ethic and fitness regimen, I told him that in a year or two, you should earn a spot in the Indian team for white-ball,” Mansur said.

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