IPL 2018: Rashid Khan is An Integral Part of SRH Campaign - Tom Moody

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IPL 2018: Rashid Khan is An Integral Part of SRH Campaign, Suggests Tom Moody 

IPL 2018: Rashid Khan is An Integral Part of SRH Campaign, Suggests Tom Moody
Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) coach Tom Moody, was all praises for their last season find, Rashid Khan. The former Australian first-class cricketer revealed Rashid is an integral component of their campaign of Indian Premier League’s (IPL), for an ongoing eleventh edition, in particular.

Since the Afghan prodigy was bagged by the Orange Army in the tenth edition. The teenage sensation has grown leaps and bounds in stature.

Moreover, The aggressive wrist-spinner with respect to international and franchise cricket has been an exciting figure on the field.

Rashid went on to show that he is no one season wonder as he continued to deliver decisive spells this season as well for the Sunrisers.

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Rashid Khan has been unstoppable this season. Credits: IPL

Rashid is a pretty unique cricketer and he’s had a lot of success with us last year. He’s gone from strength to strength in the various tournaments that he has played around the world and also when he’s representing his country,” Tom Moody told Reuters.

Also read: IPL 2018: Match 14, Mumbai Indians vs Royal Challengers Bangalore – Match Prediction

In the match against Mumbai Indians, Rashid Khan went on to deliver 18 dot-balls in his quota of four over, with figures of one for 13.

Tom Moody, Travel, Pakistan, Multan Sultans, PSL, UAE, Shoaib Malik
Moody has been working hard to nurse the youngsters. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

He’s an important piece to our puzzle given that there’s an element of mystery around him and he has that real potency as a wicket-taker. So he’s important,” affirmed the former Sri Lankan coach.

Kane has got a real understanding of leadership and captaincy: Moody

Despite receiving a telling blow before the start of the tournament in the form of one-year ban on their marquee player, David Warner, Sunrisers still are on top of the IPL points table 2018.

So far, the Hyderabad-based outfit won all three matches thus far under the leadership of Kane Williamson.

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Warner missed out of IPL this season due to the one-year ban imposed on him by Cricket Australia. Photo Credit: IPL.

It’s a very easy transition, to be honest. Kane is the captain of an experience, given he has captained international teams. He’s got a real understanding of leadership and captaincy,” quipped Moody.

SRH turned out to be the team to beat this season on the back of their world-class diverse bowling attack feat. The bowling arsenal includes leg-spinner Rashid followed by Billy  Stanlake and Shakib Al Hasan.

Pertinently, Siddarth Kaul and pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar did a bulk of the job for their franchise.

Sunrisers Hyderabad,
Billy Stanlake of the Sunrisers Hyderabad celebrates the wicket of Rohit Sharma of the Mumbai Indians. Photo by: Ron Gaunt / IPL/ SPORTZPICS

And like any player captain must be true to themselves and true to their strength and Kane will be doing exactly that and we will encourage him to do it his way,” concluded Tom Moody.


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