‘If you don’t bat deep, you can’t win’: Warner upset after SRH’s loss to MI
Sunrisers Hyderabad are finding it really hard to win a game this season. They are the only team who are yet to win even a single game in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. They are at the bottom of this season’s points table.
They were quite superb in the last season where they finished third in the IPL 2020 points table in the United Arab Emirates and knocked Royal Challengers Bangalore out of the competition.
However, this time around, they lacked the grit and determination to win games. Having played 3 games so far this season, they lost to Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians.
If we analyze all these games deeply, SRH had all the chances to win the matches as they came so close but fell short of the target. The Sunrisers batted second in all three games.
In the just-concluded game against Mumbai Indians, SRH bowled did a pretty good job by restricting MI to 150. The Orange Army also looked quite comfortable in the run-chase in the presence of Jonny Bairstow and David Warner.
The duo added a vital 67-run stand for the opening wicket before Bairstow got out hit wicket in the 8th over. The England batsman got out after scoring 43 off 22 balls, which was the only top knock for SRH in the run-chase. They lost the game by 13 runs.
Speaking after the game at the post-match presentation ceremony, SRH skipped rued the fact that his side did not bat deep and kept losing wickets at regular intervals.
“I don’t know how to take that. Obviously disappointing. Two of us were set (Bairstow and Warner) but it proves that if you don’t bat deep, you can’t win,” Warner added
“That was my game-plan, a great piece of fielding from Hardik though. But that’s the game of cricket. These are very much chaseable targets, if you get a partnership and if there is one person at the end, you can chase it down,” he continued
“The guys need to play smart cricket in the middle, the bowlers have been fantastic and this wicket was slower than the previous wickets that we have played,” Warner said.
“You gotta learn from mistakes and it’s our responsibility at the top to bat deep. The bowlers adapted well. We have to move forward and keep having smiles on our faces,” he signed off.