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IPL 2024: We Must Oversee Mayank Yadav’s Bowling Workload, Says Morne Morkel

IPL 2024: We Must Oversee Mayank Yadav’s Bowling Workload, Says Morne Morkel

Lucknow Super Giants’ fast bowling coach, Morne Morkel, has backed Mayank Yadav’s potential selection in the senior Indian cricket team. Morkel, a former South African cricketer, stressed the need to support Yadav’s talent gradually, proposing exposure to the Indian camp as a pathway to international cricket.

Highlighting Yadav’s skills, Morkel praised the youngster’s impressive pace, averaging over 150, and his ability to unsettle batsmen with his aggressive bowling style. He suggested giving Yadav opportunities in white-ball cricket, especially T20 matches, as a suitable platform for his debut while minimizing strain on his body.

“For me the first thing you look at a fast bowler is the speed, then you look at consistency and he (Mayank) is bowling at around 150 plus. His strengths are making life uncomfortable for batters so when you have that x factor you have won that part of the deal.”

“ I can’t see why not, he spent some time in the Indian camp, getting used to the conditions, getting used to senior players and the team environment,’’ Morkel said as quoted by The Hindu.

“Mayank’s strengths are making life uncomfortable for batters,” said LSG’s fast bowling coach Morne Morkel.

Drawing from his own time with the South African team, Morkel highlighted the advantages of young players experiencing various conditions and learning from senior players early in their careers. He underlined the necessity of carefully managing Yadav’s workload to avoid injuries and support his growth as a bowler.

“When I was playing for South Africa one of the greatest things was young players coming into the squad early, gaining experience, playing in different countries, getting used to the conditions, keeping the high quality in training. If you can give him an opportunity in white ball cricket, T20 cricket, which is not taxing on his body it will be perfect,” he added.

Mayank Yadav
Mayank Yadav

Mayank needs to gain experience by playing lots of games: Morlel

According to Morkel, the LSG team management is closely following Yadav’s development and is dedicated to aiding his cricket journey. Despite previous injury setbacks, Yadav’s potential has not gone unnoticed, and the entire team is keen to see him thrive.

“Now the most important thing for Mayank is to gain experience and play as many games as possible. He has a lot going in for him, bowling at 150 plus. It is about keeping it as simple as possible, trying to bring stumps into play.”

“Unfortunately, last season he got injured. In the warm-up game, he bowed quickly and the whole team was excited for him. We need to manage him, look at his bowling loads, his recovery, educate him, and help him to find routine suits him,’’ added Morkel.

Looking ahead, Morkel stressed the significance of Yadav adopting a simple approach, concentrating on consistently hitting the stumps. He recognized the potential inclusion of both Yadav and Shamar Joseph in the team lineup, highlighting the necessity of strategic resource management.

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