The bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad is in top form in the 11th edition of the Indian Premier League, and there is no doubt in saying that it is the best bowling unit this season.
Cricket News: Sunrisers Hyderabad climbs to the top of the table after successfully defending three low scores on the trot
Having scored a below-par score of 151 against the Rajasthan Royals, it was up to the bowlers to stand out and defend the score, which they successfully did and made their coach Tom Moody very happy.
“I think once you get a bowling unit that is young, impressive and always looking to develop, they generate their own growth and energy. I think that’s what we are finding within our group. There’s a positive energy within that group, they’re all learning off each other. There’s a strong work ethic along with a strong determination to learn from each other,” said coach Moody.
He referred to one of their young pacer, Siddarth Kaul, who took 2 wickets for 23 at the rate of 5.75, along with Sandeep Sharma, whose rate was 3.75, as the main reason for their victory.
Kaul, who is the leading wicket-taker this season this season, said, “No one gives us instructions as to how to bowl because we are all mature enough. Some have played domestic [cricket], most of them have played IPL for some years, some have played international cricket. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has helped us all the time, when he is playing with the team and in the nets. It is a big advantage when a player having international exposure gives us tips in a particular situation. When he offers us advice, it helps immensely to players who have started their career.”
The SRH bowlers got better with their confidence and skills as the match progressed and denied the well-set Rajasthan a victory. The batting coach of Rajasthan, Amol Muzumdar, was quite disappointed after the match ended.
“The game was within our reach all the time barring the last two, three overs. So we always felt that we’ll have that one big over. That didn’t come till the last over. It was a bit disappointing to lose this kind of a game.”
Hyderabad has been restricting the opposition to a low score for quite some time now. They have shown consistency and have denied the opposition that one big over. Moody said to the media that this was always the team management wanted.
“We’ve got bowlers who not only have experience but a great, diverse level of skill and we were very aware during the auction process that we wanted to make sure our depth in quality of Indian pace attack is a strong one. It’s not a great surprise to me that they [young Indian pacers] have delivered.