IPL 2021: Ashish Nehra attracts parallels between CSK all-rounder and Pakistan veteran Saeed Anwar

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Ashish Nehra, the previous Indian pacer, has lavished praises on Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) all-rounder Moeen Ali.

Ali plied for his commerce in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) earlier than being purchased by CSK on the 2021 IPL public sale.

Coming in to bat at quantity three, the southpaw proved his price by smashing 206 runs in six video games at a spectacular common of 34.33 and a very good strike of 157.97. With the ball, too, Ali bagged 5 scalps within the six video games he has performed at a rare common of 14.80. Nonetheless, it was his batting efficiency that caught the eye of Nehra.

Nehra applauded the English cricketer for his easy-going angle and went so far as evaluating the latter to former Pakistan batter Saeed Anwar, who by no means allowed strain to go higher of him.

“Moeen [Ali] is a really chilled out and relaxed individual. I see shades of Saeed Anwar in his batting. He by no means appears underneath strain. He’s a utility participant and MS Dhoni is utilising him very well,” Nehra advised Cricbuzz on Tuesday.

The cricketer-turned-analyst additionally identified that if an all-rounder like Ali can smash 40-45 runs in each three to 4 matches, the end result will certainly swing in his workforce’s favour. The Delhi-born additionally gave a pat on the again of Ali for scoring first rate runs in IPL 2021.

“Earlier than at the moment, he was solely scoring 30 or 40 runs however now he has crossed that. If a participant like Moeen Ali, who can contribute with each bat and ball, offers you with 40-45 runs after each three or 4 matches; then issues will work out in your favour,” Nehra added.

The MS Dhoni-led facet have occupied the second spot within the IPL 2021 points-table, successful 5 out of seven matches and can be hoping to achieve the playoffs each time the match resumes.

Thus far 29 of the 60 video games have been performed within the 14th season and the BCCI is exploring the choice of holding the remaining 31 video games in September.