Just before the 11th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) veteran pacer Bhuvneshwar Kumar believes that if they want to lift the coveted trophy, the team needs to look out for the “little things” which can make them champions.
During a chat with IANS, Bhuvneshwar said, “Our aim is to win the championship but we know it’s not going to be easy because each team is equally good. So we have to do out things correctly throughout the tournament and look for the little things which will make us champions.”
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The SRH team management had retained just two players ahead of IPL 2018 players’ auction and they were Bhuvneshwar and David Warner, but the latter got banned by the BCCI due to the ball-tampering fiasco. When asked about any special strategy for the upcoming edition, Bhuvi said that the team will soon draw up something before entering the meet.
Apart from Bhuvneshwar, SRH doesn’t have a veteran IPL player, as the overall squad is relatively young and new. Asked whether it will affect the team’s performance, the pacer replied, “It is not always about the big names in the bowling department. If you look at our bowling, Rashid (Khan) is there, Siddharth Kaul, who has done really well last year, is also there among few young players. So we have a decent bowling line-up which has done well in the last few years. I don’t think there will be any pressure or problem regarding the lack of experience.”
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He further added, “Inexperience doesn’t mean that you do not have the experience of international cricket. If you talk about IPL, in the SRH team, players will play the league at least four to five times. So it is more than enough experience to win the tournament.”
Bhuvneshwar said an improved domestic set-up, and IPL has helped the nation in producing several quality pace bowlers. Unlike the 1990s the current Indian team has several top pacemen like Umesh Yadav, Mohammad Shami, and Jasprit Bumrah.