It’s Been A Tough Campaign For Us So Far: Kane Williamson

Mumbai: With SRH registering their seventh defeat in eight games in IPL 2021 on Wednesday, captain Kane Williamson said it’s been a tough campaign for them so far.

“We didn’t start well, didn’t register a good partnership and didn’t get any pace. There was some good fighting in the back-end but we were 25-30 runs short. We bowled we have defended modest scores in the past, but it wasn’t to be today, which was a bit of a shame,” said Kane Williamson at the post-match presentation ceremony.

“It has been a tough campaign for us so far but we need to enjoy our cricket and not put ourselves under pressure. We can beat anyone with our best effort.”

Kane Williamson also spent a day with the bat, scoring 18 off 26 balls and giving Axar Patel his first wicket before being dismissed at long-off. Meanwhile, former SRH captain David Warner, who was dismissed mid-season, got out for nought.

Kane Williamson called South Africa’s Kagiso Radaba and Enrique Nortje two of the best fast bowlers in the game and praised DC for consistently putting pressure on his side.

“They were excellent. They both (Kagiso Rabada and Enrique Nortje) are quality internationals, two of the best fast bowlers at the moment, and they put pressure on us.

“They put us in a difficult position, maybe we could have done differently if we didn’t lose early wickets, but Delhi were fantastic and played some smart cricket. For us, we need to concentrate on the way we play and try to improve,” Kane Williamson added.

SRH lost to Delhi Capitals (DC) by eight wickets as the latter moved up to the top spot in the IPL 2021 points table. SRH are at the bottom of the points table with one win from eight matches.

Kane Williamson lamented that SRH could not start well with the bat despite winning the toss and were 25-30 runs short. After losing half the team for 74 runs after 13 overs, he scored 134 runs thanks to the flexibility of the lower order.

With six matches to go, the doors are almost shut on the Hyderabad franchise. Even six wins can’t guarantee them a playoff spot. Kane Williamson’s men will take on the struggling Punjab Kings (PBKS) at the high-scoring venue in Sharjah on Saturday.

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