In their last game against the Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s (SRH) batting got exposed. However, in the earlier 3 games, they had defeated all the oppositions comprehensively, but only because of their bowlers. SRH’s premier all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan believes that peaking at the right moment is the key to winning the IPL.
Talking to Sportstar, Shakib said, “The teams which won the Trophy so far are those which have most of their last games. Those games are important for that is when the players tend to get tired, face fatigue and other factors. They should be mentally and physically much stronger to deal such situations.”
SRH failed to chase Punjab’s total of 194, which raised concerns about SRH’s batting line-up. The left-arm spinner brushed aside these claims and highlighted the fact that SRH’s batting showed immense fight despite losing Shikhar Dhawan who was retired hurt.
Shakib Al Hasan further said, “We are hoping to improve our skills and I am pleased with the way the head coach Tom Moody and bowling coach Murali have been backing me and helping me a lot.”
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SRH will now lock horns with the in-form CSK and Shakib argued that SRH have to be careful as CSK has some quality players. He pointed out that batsmen like Shane Watson can take the game away from them like Chris Gayle did in the last match.
Taking about their next rivals, CSK, Hasan said, “They have been playing for quite a few years now. We have to play our best cricket even while trying to improve upon in some areas. he said when asked whether his team fears another assault from Shane Watson of CSK tomorrow like Chris Gayle took the game away the previous night.”