Very excited for the season. The start of an IPL is always an exciting time; we’re trying to gel quickly as a team. T20 is moving forward and guys are scoring quickly all around the ground. It’s nice coming back to the same team and a lot of familiar faces, which helps you get settled quickly.
Toss: Sunrisers chose to field.
Samson: Seven of us are making debuts for the franchise. Our internationals are Jos, Hetmyer, Trent Boult, and Coulter-Nile. We’ve played a lot of games in the same month of the year and there’s some grass on this pitch.
Williamson: The grass is short and potential dew factor… Most of the team has been there for a week or ten days. Amazing so much knowledge to tap into from Steyn, Murali, Lara. We’re excited.
Sunrisers Hyderabad: team: Abhishek Sharma, Rahul Tripathi, Kane Williamson(capt), Nicholas Pooran(wk), Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Washington Sundar, Romario Shepherd, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik.
Lucknow Super Giants team: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (capt&wk), Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, R Ashwin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Yuzvendra Chahal, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna.
Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals Highlights today, Tuesday 29-3-2022. 5th Match (N), Tata Indian Premier League from Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune.
Head to head
Total matches played: 15
SRH Won: 8
RR Won: 7
Post Match Presentation
“I think we started beautifully with the ball. We’ve seen in all games there’s swing and assistance with the new ball – you have to try and make some inroads. We looked likely, but some fine margins. It was a good surface and they are a difficult team to stop. For us, we need to look at it logically and there are a number of things to improve on. That said, T20 throws some curveballs at you, got to get your chin up. (No balls from own bowlers) It’s not something common to us as a side. It was a surprise. We certainly don’t want to be doing that.
It represents extra deliveries and when you take a wicket off it, it’s never nice. A number of things you can’t control. (Umran Malik) Exciting has a raw pace. He’s young, got some experience last year, and surely will continue to get better. We’ve got to side down, we’ve had a few days before the next game. We know the nature of T20 can be fickle. We were put under pressure in the first innings’ second half, and for us, as a young team, we need to be nice and clear on what we want to execute. We want to learn. With the bat, it was tough – the ball moved. We threw some punches at the back end, and Rajasthan did that beautifully too.”
Prasidh Krishna (2-16):
“I hit the hard lengths after seeing their bowlers. I got two slips in. When Jos got out, he said it was tough to hit off straighter lengths. Now that we’ve played the first match together (with Samson), we talk what is the best thing on how many overs I bowl in a spell. Boult put pressure and that helped me get wickets as well. We’ve had a few practice games, everybody had a good hit, good bowl – everyone has good experience and that will come to use in the future.”
Player of the Match Sanju Samson:
“It was a very different wicket than what we thought. If you bowled Test match lengths, the wicket was helping fast bowlers. (Goals for IPL 2022) No long-term goals, just want to win as much as possible and contribute to the team’s victory. Working on my fitness, game awareness, understanding of conditions, and choosing my scoring options. Not rushing.
I would like to spend a lot of time in the middle knowing I can catch up anytime. (Auction strategy) Yes, I had some say. Having a leader like Sanga, gave me the final option. Luckily everyone, a lot of cricketing brains have worked together to get a good squad. I think every season we come with great dreams, it’s a franchise that takes good care of us. Our owners trust us, give us space. One game at a time.”
Match Timings: 14:00 GMT | 19:30 Local
Umpires – Bruce Oxenford, Ulhas Gandhe
TV Umpires – KN Ananthapadmanabhan
Match Referee – Shakti Singh
Reserve Umpire – Saidharshan Kumar
Match number – Tata IPL 2022 – Seasone 15, 5th Match