IPL 2018: Heath Streak Reveals Reason Behind the Windies Being Successful in T20 Cricket
The Windies batsman had turned back the clock and showed his vintage best on Thursday against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
However, he is not the only Windies player on a roll in the ongoing Indian Premier League. His rival on Saturday, Andre Russell had also mesmerised the fans with his big hitting.
His six hitting ability had helped the Kolkata Knight Riders to achieve huge total in the previous matches.
Streak believes, the Windies are successful in such T20 league or in the shorter format to be precise because they get bored playing the ‘Test’ cricket.
Gayle smashed the first century of the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League against Sunrisers Hyderabad. Gayle had been released by Royal Challengers Bangalore for whom he had scored 3420 runs in 91 matches in the past.
“Firstly, they enjoy it I think. They get bored by playing the long format of the game. A lot of them are playing all the leagues around the world, If you look at guys like Andre and Sunil from our team and others in the tournament like Pollard. You are getting to a stage where guys are making a career solely out of playing T20 cricket. They play in PSL (Pakistan), CPL (Caribbean), BBL (Big Bash), IPL.”
“They’ve got physical attributes, the power.The guys like Pollard, Russell are physically strong guys, even their mis-hits go over the boundary.”
“Lot of people always ask us bowling coaches ‘what’s the plan’. It is very difficult for us to say because then he’ll find out. So we can’t really tell you the exact plan. He is a dangerous player. How you start to him is very important early on. If you allow someone like Chris to get into rhythm and confidence, he is a very dangerous player. He is so powerful and backs his ability when the ball is in his zone to clear the boundary.”
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