Arshdeep Singh, who was the star performer along with Chris Jordan for Kings XI Punjab in the stunning win against SunRisers Hyderabad, stated that he has got good support from the management which is helping to turn the tables in the field.
After Punjab set up a below-par target of 126 runs, the KL Rahul-led side was almost out of the competition but the bowlers changed the game for KXIP. It has been very less in T20 cricket that the bowlers have dominated the field even though the target to defend was so less.
Arshdeep Singh bowled perfect lengths and not gave away runs easily while Chris Jordan’s death-over bowling murdered SRH. The spinner Ravi Bishnoi choked the middle-order and conceded only 13 runs in his four overs quota while picked the wicket of David Warner.
With 14 runs needed off the last over, KL Rahul handed over the bowl to Arshdeep. The young pacer put up a thrilling show by picking back to back two wickets while also got a run-out. Eventually, with one ball spare, KXIP won the match by 12 runs. It was an unbelievable and value for money match.
With the fourth victory in a row, KXIP is now standing at number five position in the points table and their chances to qualify for playoffs are still alive.
We are starting to get some momentum as a team: Arshdeep Singh
In the post-match presentation, Arshdeep Singh, who returned with the figures of 3-23, stated that team management has backed him ‘really well’. He said that the team has started getting some momentum after consecutive wins. Talking about his strategy, he said that his plan was to keep things simple.
“I have been backed up really well by the management and good that we are starting to get some momentum as a team. The plan was to keep it simple and let them hit on the bigger side and it worked,” Arshdeep said at the post-match press conference.
Arshdeep Singh also heaped praise on his teammate Ravi Bishnoi. He said that the spinner is bowling economically while also has given major breakthroughs to the team.
“Ravi has been really exceptional for us. He has been bowling really well. The main thing is that his overs are very economical. And when he gets a chance, he gives us a major breakthrough,” said Arshdeep.
Kings XI Punjab will now face-off Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday. It is an important match for Punjab to grab two points and enter in top four in the points table.