Tripathi played a superb innings of 76 off just 44 balls with nine boundaries and three sixes at a strike rate of 172.73.
“It’s not far off. If someone doesn’t get up from the bench or get up on the wrong side of the bed and get injured, this person can be slotted right away. He can go to number 3 or 4. He’s a dangerous player and It should be in the mix. If he is performing season after season, I am sure selectors will look at him very closely and give him his worth, “Shastri said in the T20 Time: Out show on ESPNCricinfo.
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This season in the IPL, Tripathi is third in Hyderabad’s line-up, having scored 393 runs so far with an average of 39.30 and a strike rate of 161.72, including three half-centuries.
Shastri praised Tripathi for his fearless all-round play and not being intimidated by the opposition’s bowling attack.
“It’s not the swallows that make up the summer; he’s been around for a while and what I like about his game is his fearlessness and he’s got the tag of being a known quantity and the opposition wants to get out quickly. Whatever it is, he comes out and plays his game … he is not afraid of any opposition or any bowler, which is very nice to watch.
“Tripathi is a very confident player. What I liked most was his shot-choice, the position he got, his expectations, the reading of the bowler and the length he was going to bowl and then the position to attack. The part he wanted. He gave himself, in that position, two options. If the ball was up, he had two shots ready after he got to that position; if the bowler changed, he had a plan. Is very impressive and tremendous innings. ”
Against Mumbai on Tuesday, Tripathi came in at No. 3 after Abhishek Sharma fell in the ninth over and used his traditional as well as reverse sweep and hit three boundaries to fast bowler Jaspreet Bumrah in a thrilling batting performance. At Wankhede Stadium. Shastri explained whether Tripathi ticks on three.
“The thing about Tripathi’s post-season season is whether he has a good season or not, or by his standards it’s not a good season. 3 because he sets it up beautifully. He is ready for a counter attack if the wicket falls early. ”
“When you get a good start, he’s there to build on it. He doesn’t go behind eight balls, turns the strike well, has big shots in his sleeve and has a tremendous all-around game. This guy with no luggage. Come on. He’ll come out and play his shots. The more time he spends at the crease, the more valuable it will be for the (Indian) party. ”