When Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) skipper Kane Williamson will lead his team for one last time this season, he will be hoping for SRH's second IPL title win. They will look to fight as a team rather than an individual.
However, few individual performances do matter to stay ahead in the game. Rashid Khan of SRH can make them take big strides in the final match to stay ahead and win the race. The leg-spinner showed it in playoffs that his impact can be game-changing. He can be the lone ranger for Sunrisers when needed the most.
Speaking ahead of the final, Williamson says it will be an even game for both teams. "CSK are playing really good cricket and they won number of those league games and qualifier coming into the final but I think it's all even and both teams have a lot to play for. Both teams are really excited at the opportunity to play one another in the final," said Williamson.
The Kiwi cricketer knows how lucky they are to have someone like Rashid in their team who can turn the game on his head. "We are very fortunate to have Rashid Khan in our team and he has been outstanding throughout this whole campaign and hopefully tomorrow (Sunday) night, he can do it all over again," he said.
Talking about Rashid's back-to-back powerful performances, Williamson said: "I think it's a very consistent think throughout IPLs. The quality of these leg-spinners are very very high. Obviously, this left-hand right-hand batsman and having the ability to take them away from those on a surface that offers a bit of turn is certainly an asset."
Rashid had almost won the first qualifier against Chennai for his team by a stunning 2/11 in his four overs. He is the main reason why SRH are preparing for the final. The leg-spinner has outdone Kolkata Knight Riders with his all-around performance on Friday.