With the business end of Indian Premier League season 13 coming to an end in a week, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) will be locked in a battle for survival in the coveted T20 league later on Thursday evening.
With both teams facing the threat of being knocked out of the tournament, a win for both teams should be a match for a qualifier.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad team has a big concern in their hands as their leading order batsman Kane Williamson is carrying the injury, which seems to be more serious. Later in the evening S.R.H. Williamson is not sure about being featured for.
Due to an injury to his leg, Williamson lifted the order to provide a quick fire start to the innings, with the Kiwi batsman successfully hitting 19-balls. This was the thought process behind sending Williamson to the order. He promotes order by hitting boundaries rather than taking singles in power plays.
“We decided to open with him due to injury,” SRH bowling coach Muttiah Muralitharan said. “He’s hard to run 2s and 3s. We thought it’s a great opportunity because he’s playing well, give him a good total to use in the power play, so it’s easy for us to win. He did his job, but at the end of the day it was a balanced one. It was competitive, it’s happening in T20. We tried hard, but nothing went our way. ”
Since Williamson has not been included in the starting XI for all the important clashes against Rajasthan Royals (RR), it remains to be seen who can replace Sunrisers Williamson in the Flying XI squad.
Who is the best bet to replace Kane Williamson who was injured playing in XI – Mohammed Nabi or Jason Holder
Will it be West Indies seam all-rounder Jason Holder or Afghanistan spin all-rounder Mohammed Nabi in the XI squad to replace Williamson? There may also be a faint glimmer of hope that Williamson will get a match fit before the RR game.
Nabi and Holder will add depth and balance to their SRH team with their all-round skills. While Holder could increase the fold attack that seems to be fighting without Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Nafi could be paired with his Afghanistan spin double Rashid Khan to further strengthen the spin attack.
Both Holder and Nabi are more capable than Willow and can provide a late inspiration for SRH’s innings.
In the larger context of things, SRH is heavily dependent on their two starters, David Warner and Johnny Burstow and Manish Pandey. If Williamson does not come to play, they may be a batsman short because the middle order is inexperienced with youngsters Priam Cork and Abhishek Sharma.
The playing mix of the team and the conditions offered at the Dubai International Stadium in Dubai should be taken into consideration.
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