Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) confronted a disappointing defeat within the palms of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on April 11 on the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
After opting to bowl first, the Hyderabad-based franchise didn’t have an excellent begin since KKR determined to take advantage of their bowling and piled up 187 runs on board.
The highest-scorer for KKR was Nitish Rana, who scored a swashbuckling 80 off 56 balls with 9 fours and 4 sixes.
In response, the David Warner–led staff may solely attain 177/5 in 20 overs and didn’t win the match although that they had 5 wickets in hand.
Manish Pandey top-scored for SRH with 61 runs off 44 balls. He batted until the tip however couldn’t take his aspect over the end line.
After the loss, the media had some robust questions for SRH’s head coach Trevor Bayliss with the first being why Vijay Shankar was despatched forward of the promising Abdul Samad within the run-chase.
Shankar got here in at sixth place when SRH wanted 57 runs off 24 balls. The correct-hander couldn’t stand the take a look at and managed simply 11 runs off seven balls earlier than getting out to Andre Russell.
With Samad, coming in after the 30-year-old Shankar and scoring 19 runs off eight balls at a powerful strike price of 237.5 with two sixes, such questions have been sure to come up.
Speaking about the identical , Bayliss defined that Shankar was their finest participant throughout the observe matches and had hit many balls out of the fence.
“The observe matches that we had a number of days in the past, Vijay Shankar was our greatest participant. He struck the ball fantastically. He hit the numerous balls lengthy over the fence,” Bayliss stated.
The previous New South Wales participant even defended Samad, arguing that he was wanting time and has numerous expertise.
“From the primary ball he confronted, Samad was in a brief area of time,” opined the 58-year-old cricketer turned coach.
He went onto add that the 19-year-old Samad will enhance with expertise if he’s given extra alternatives.
“Within the final and this IPL, he has proven that he has bought numerous expertise and he’s a plain striker of the ball. I believe he’ll get extra expertise when he will get extra alternatives,” Bayliss additional stated.
SRH will play their subsequent sport in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on April 14 on the identical venue.