Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wicket-keeper batsman Naman Ojha said that SRH did not play to their potential against Delhi Daredevils. The right-hander said that their batsmen need to capitalise on the starts and convert them into big scores during the upcoming IPL matches.
“I think it’s below par. I think we need to pull up our socks and make sure that whoever is batting on 25, 30, convert those 25-30 runs into big one,” he said in the post-match press conference late Thursday night.
After winnng four matches in a row, Sunrisers lost their fourth match of the season.SRH could score only 147 which Delhi Daredevils chased quite comfortably. The win did not affect the standings for SRH in the points table as they are still leading the table.
Ojha said that the team would learn from its mistakes and try to rectify it in the coming matches.
“In every game, some make mistakes and some make most of it. Today’s match, we have not played to our potential. We will go back and we will have couple of days rest, recover and practice and then again we will play. You never know in cricket what is going to happen,” he said.
Talking about the nature of T20 cricket, where batsmen get very little time to settle down, he said that the batsman who makes some 20-25 runs should capitalise on the start and convert it into a big score.
“I think that’s not a concern. Any of the guys who scored 20-25 runs has to go through the innings. I think that is the most important thing. It’s very difficult for a newcomer to come in and again consume those balls and again start,” he said.
While the pacers are doing a brilliant job for the team, the spin department is looking quite weak. When asked about that Ojha said the team has some good spinners too in its ranks.
“We have a couple of good spinners in Karn and Bipul. They are working hard at the nets. Let’s see,” he said. Talking about their batting unit, Ojha said: “I think after David (Warner) and Shikhar (Dhawan) got out, we have Yuvraj (Singh) in the middle order. He is a very experienced player and Kane (Williamson) is New Zealand Captain. So, they both are experienced.
“Coming down, (Moises) Henriques is there and (Deepak) Hooda coming and then I am coming (to bat). By the time, I come, I think its hardly 10-12 balls left.”