Kane Williamson injury update: The captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad provided a crucial update about the injured batsman’s injury.
Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has expressed disappointment after his team failed to chase a target for the third time in a row in the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League.
Needing 151 runs to win the match, Hyderabad once again made a mess of a match which they should’ve won. Despite a brisk 67-run opening partnership between Warner (36) and wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow (43), the rest of the Hyderabadi batsmen never gained any momentum which would’ve taken them across the line.
“I don’t know how to take that. Obviously, disappointing. Two of us [himself and Bairstow] were set but it proves that if you don’t bat deep, you can’t win. That was my game-plan, a great piece of fielding from Hardik [Pandya] though. But that’s the game of cricket,” Warner told Star Sports during the post-match presentation ceremony.
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Kane Williamson injury update
Sunrisers, who were one of the four teams who participated in IPL 2020 playoffs less than six months ago, are yet to get their act together in this season. Having made four changes for this match, SRH will enter their fourth match without a set Playing XI.
Hyderabad, who lost their first two matches against Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore by 10 and six runs respenstively, fell short of the target by 13 runs tonight. While the surface at the MA Chidambaram stadium has been such in the recent years, Warner still considered such a target as a chaseable one.
“These are very much chaseable targets. If you get a partnership and if there is one person at the end, you can chase it down. The guys need to play smart cricket in the middle, the bowlers have been fantastic and this wicket was slower than the previous wickets that we have played. You gotta learn from mistakes and it’s our responsibility at the top to bat deep,” Warner added.
As far as New Zealand captain Kane Williamson is concerned, SRH will have to once again make changes to accommodate an overseas player who has done well in the past for them. Being asked about the status of Williamson’s elbow injury, Warner didn’t confirm about his availability for the next match against Punjab Kings on Wednesday but ended up providing a crucial update.
“We have to speak to the physios. He’s [Williamson] coming along nicely and I’m sure if he’s ready to go, he plays a big role in our squad,” Warner mentioned.