IPL 2022: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody defends playing out-of-form Kane Williamson as opener | Cricket News – Times of India

MUMBAI: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody has defended taking part in captain Kane Williamson as an opener regardless of the batsman’s ongoing run drought within the Indian Premier League (IPL).
Williamson’s tally of 208 runs from 12 matches has come at a strike price of 92.85, the worst amongst batsmen with a minimal of 100 runs this season.
In Saturday’s match in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders, the New Zealand captain managed simply 9 off 17 balls, however Moody stated he was in opposition to tinkering with the Hyderabad center order, which had been working effectively for them.
“Rahul Tripathi has batted exceptionally effectively at quantity three and (Aiden) Markram has been one of many main batters within the event at 4,” Moody stated after their defeat by Kolkata in Pune.
“So, we felt why change one thing that is working for one thing that is not working. We’ve trusted Kane along with his high quality, there is no query of his world-class high quality. So, that is why we’ve not made that transfer as a result of as we’ve seen all through the event the place the batting has been functioning rather well.”

Hyderabad’s hopes of constructing the playoff hangs by a thread after their seventh defeat and so they should discover a option to maximise their powerplay overs within the remaining two league matches.
In opposition to Kolkata, Williamson saved discovering fielders within the circle and ultimately misplaced his wicket attempting to play a scoop shot in opposition to Andre Russell.
“There’s some consistency to it,” Williamson stated of his struggles. “Hit 4 or 5 (balls to) fielders after which attempt a bit tougher and find yourself strolling off. It is a type of issues. The sport simply endlessly teaches us classes. So, there is a little bit of studying for me there.”

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