Sunrise Hyderabad (SRH) Captain Kane Williamson came up with his idea after an unusual string of off-balls by the first-inning bowlers. Rajasthan Royals (RR) Completed 61 overall wins over SRH at the MCA Stadium in Pune.
SRH threw four off-balls in quick succession early in the first inning. Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s off-ball proved to be the most expensive. The right-arm pacer set up Joss Butler beautifully early on with his signature swing bowling and sent the Briton into a slip. However, the third referee ruled out the pass as off the ball, giving Joss Butler a major reprieve.
Williamson said in his postgame speech:
“It was a surprise in a lot of ways and we certainly don’t want to keep doing it. Obviously it provides some extra delivery in an innings and when you take a wicket off the ball it’s never good At the same time, it’s important for us to see where we can improve. There are a lot of things out of your control.”
Although Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Washington Sundar did not pitch in the power game, the SRH captain admitted that the bowlers started the game fairly smoothly. Williamson said:
“I mean, I think we’ve got the ball off to a great start, we’ve had chances, and we’ve seen in all of our games so far, a lot of swing and maybe some help from a new ball. We look like maybe There will be some progress but unfortunately some slight edge in this game and it doesn’t quite go our way and from then on it’s obviously been a very good surface and a very hard team to stop .”
“So, Rajasthan played very well, and for us, I think it’s logical and understands that there are definitely a lot of things to touch and move on.”
The new-look Rajasthan Royals dominated their approach and won the match by 61 points.After the first round, SRH found themselves at the bottom of the standings with a very low run rate IPL 2022.
‘I’m sure he’ll keep getting better’ – Kane Williamson on Umran Malik
Although only played half a season IPL, SRH gave their faith to Umran Malik. The franchise has kept the young racer for Rs 4 crore.
The Kashmir-born striker showed his raw pace when he was on the run with two crucial wickets in the form of Joss Butler and Devdut Padikal.
Williamson believes that Umran Malik will only grow with experience, saying:
“It’s been incredibly exciting, obviously he has that raw speed and hopefully he can continue to develop as a cricketer. He’s young and he gained some experience last year, which is really valuable and I believe in him will continue to get better.”
Acknowledging that the team needs to come together to solve their problem and work on it before the next game, Williamson said:
“We’re going to sit down, we’ve got a couple of days or so between the next games. We do want to talk about a lot of things because the nature of T20 cricket can be fickle, but for us what other things we can keep doing things.”
For us as a young team, we want to make sure we stay engaged at all times and have a good and clear sense of what we’re trying to execute. “
SRH will take on the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) on Sunday, April 4th at the DY Patil Stadium. IPL 2022 Schedule.