Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) bowling Muttiah Muralitharan feels they have a more balance spin attack in this edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) compared to the last season. Meanwhile,
Hyderabad, who finished one step behind to the title glory, will be keen to add one more trophy to the cabinet.
In 2018, under the leadership of Kane Williamson, the Sunrisers played some excellent cricket.
Despite not having David Warner in their ranks, the team played as a unit and players chipped in with useful contributions whenever needed. However, they lost to Chennai Super Kings in the final following Shane Watson’s match-winning century.
The team from the Hyderabad struggled a bit due to lack of variation in the spin department and the responsibility was solely on Rashid Khan. But this time around, they have a more potent spin unit says Muttiah Muralitharan. Besides, the spin prodigy Rashid Khan, Sunrisers Hyderabad also possesses Abhishek Sharma and Shahbaz Nadeem. They traded Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Capitals in favour the two spinners along with India all-rounder Vijay Shankar.
“We already got ‘the’ bowler — Rashid Khan. Yes, the spinners struggled a bit last season. Now, we have an attack which has the balance and the ability to take wickets in any conditions,” Muttiah Muralitharan said.
Muttiah Muralitharan also spoke highly of the work ethics that runs within the squad.
The legendary spinner revealed that there are no ego problems in the team and everybody is keen to work as a team.
“They are all great characters without any egos and always look for team effort. This is the key of our work ethics in [Sunrisers Hyderabad] as we begin our campaign,” he said.
Flexibility is the key
According to Tom Moody, head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the flexibility within the side is the
key to their success. He also stressed that they don’t depend on any individual players and believe in playing as a team which has done wonders in the previous years. Moody is hopeful that their
strategy will come good this time around as well.
“This is what players like Jonny Bairstow bring to the team. We have great confidence in the team and don’t depend on any individual. We emphasise the need for the team to click like a unit and it has done exceptionally well in the previous editions,” he said.
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Sunrisers Hyderabad will begin their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on March 24 at the