IPL 2018: Adaptability of SRH bowlers has been excellent, says Tom Moody

Sunrisers Hyderabad has been in outstanding form in this IPL season.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad has been the Indian Premier League's best bowling line-up and their head coach is proud of the fact. Tom Moody has come out and stated that he is proud of the adaptability and flexibility his team has exhibited over the course of the whole season, especially the bowling line-up and its immense depth. 

Moody in praise of his bowlers being better than the rest, was quoted saying, "If you look at the comparisons, our bowlers have adapted better than others. They have exploited the conditions, defended low targets of 140-150 runs, even on grounds with small boundaries,” 

“Our bowlers have shown consistency. We built a strong bowling line-up which has depth. It is critical when our bowlers are put under pressure. Obviously, one or two bowlers will be casualties in this format, we have experienced it. Rashid Khan was under pressure at the start of the tournament but look how he bounced back.”

SRH may come across as a team overly dependant on the exploits of its bowling but their head coach says the team with Kane Williamson, Alex Hales, Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey has a “very powerful batting line-up too”.

He further said on his team's batting line-up, “Shikhar has done incredibly well for India in the past 12 months or so and Kane is a world-class player. We also have Deepak Hooda, who is an exciting young player while Yusuf Pathan and Manish Pandey add depth to the batting. We are not only focused on our bowling but batting too,” 

“The middle-order hasn’t got the opportunities. The conditions have been challenging, given that the batsmen coming in at No.4 or 5 have to smash the ball out of the ground immediately. The time they’ve got at the crease has also been less. But we’re winning no?”


By Kashish Chadha - 17 May, 2018

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