Williamson says: “We’ve seen some similarities in a number of early matches. We’ll try to get something out of the surface early on, and potentially some dew later on”
Rahul says: he would have liked to bowl first as well. One change for LSG. Holder replaces Dushmantha Chameera. “We picked Jason at the auction because he’s a top all-rounder. He can swing the new ball, and can bat as well.”
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants Highlights today, Monday 4-4-2022. 12th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai.
Head to head
Total matches played: 0
SRH Won: 0
LSG Won: 0
Toss: SRH won, Chose to bowl first.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team: Williamson (capt), Abhishek, Tripathi, Pooran (wk), Markram, Samad, Shepherd, Sundar, Bhuvneshwar, Umran, Natarajan.
Lucknow Super Giants team: Rahul (capt), Quinton (wk), Manish, Lewis, Hooda, Badoni, Krunal, Holder, Tye, Bishnoi, Avesh.
“Innings was good but was disappointed that I couldn’t do my role of capitalizing in the last five overs. But happy with 170-odd. To be honest I didn’t think about Orange Cap [he missed out by 17 runs]. Thought of a good total. Rahul and I were set, we were getting runs, and we wanted to cash in. Rahul told me it’s a good wicket and to give myself time and that straight-bat shots are going to prove good. Self-belief and self-confidence are both high. I prepare myself every day for a new game anyway. It’s a decent total, and the balls that are delivered into the wicket are skidding a little low and not coming on well.”
“Much better performance from the last outing. Our powerplay bowling was good with three wickets. If only we could break the next partnership but credit to Deepak Hooda and KL Rahul. That was the difference to take them to 170. There were glimpses where we put ourselves in positions to get over the line with the bat but wasn’t good enough. It was a good surface.
We knew if we can get some good partnerships, there was enough power in the hut. We’ll reflect on the small margins and look at the positives. I think the guys with the bowling roles were good. Some key death overs from us too. They were arguably wanting a few more runs as well. A few ones and a few twos and the chase would’ve taken a different shape. The game is a game of small margins but we don’t want to get too far ahead and try to look back on those good bits.”
“Best feeling to contribute. Had a great run with Mumbai Indians, but this is a different franchise. I genuinely feel this is my first IPL season, that’s how excited I am. The way boys have come back, it is showing that we know we can do something special.”
“What’s pleasing is that we’ve found a way to stay in the game and give ourselves a good chance of winning. We did that again today. Not ideal to lose three wickets early, but we need to give ourselves a little time since we bat deep and we have power at the death. That’s something we need to learn as a batting group – how to do play risk-free cricket while looking for fours. But with the ball, we’ve been brilliant in all three games. We don’t chat so much in the middle. As opening batsmen, you give yourselves a couple of balls and if the wicket is good then both openers have to go.
We have that extra batter with Jason coming in, so the plan is to put pressure on the opposition. That’s the body language we want to carry. To go out there and hit boundaries and sixes, but choose smart shots. If we lost wickets early, we need to quickly assess the situation and see what the target should be. Quinton and Lewis wanted to put pressure on Washington, but it didn’t come off. I’ve been playing with Hooda for the last 3-4 seasons, he doesn’t come out of the nets. Don’t really need to do so much nets when you’re batting so well, but he never comes out of the nets. He had to wait for his chance, he’s using that, and now is becoming someone you can rely on, in the middle order.”
Avesh Khan is the Player of the Match:
“Effort was to give wickets to the team because that’s what the team wants from me. I wanted to give wicket in the powerplay phase and slog-overs phase. (Williamson wicket) I had thought I’ll bowl slow. I noticed that slower balls were working well in the first innings, so I thought I’d do that as a variation in the powerplay. (Hat-trick ball) I wanted to bowl a dot ball so thought I’ll go for the yorker option. (New franchise adjustment) The setup is great with Gambhir, Bichel, and Flower here. They tell me to bowl to my strengths.”
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Rod Tucker, Yeshwant Barde
TV Umpires – Anil Chaudhary
Match Referee – Javagal Srinath
Reserve Umpire – Rohan Pandit
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 11th Match