DD vs SRH: Yuvraj Singh rues poor Powerplay bowling in loss against Delhi Daredevils

first_imgYuvraj Singh slammed sloppy fielding and poor bowling in the Powerplay following Sunrisers Hyderabad’s six-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils at the Feroz Shah Kotla stadium in New Delhi on Tuesday. (Delhi batted unreal, says Warner)Yuvraj also said the absence of unfit Ashish Nehra was hurting Sunrisers Hyderabad and his return will certainly boost his team’s bowling attack.”I think we gave a lot of runs in the first six overs.The dropped catch (of Karun Nair) was crucial. If we could have taken early wickets, would have been key. It wasn’t a great start by our bowlers and we did not pick wickets in the middle. All of their guys got 30-40 runs,” Yuvraj said.”We have been relying a lot on Bhuvi (Bhuvneshwar Kumar) and Rashid (Khan). When Ashish (Nehra) is fully fit, it will make our bowling line up a lot more stronger. Mohammed Siraj is a young guy while it has been a huge learning curve for Siddharth Kaul. Both have been bowling well,” he said.Yuvraj had earlier struck an unbeaten 70 off just 41 balls to fire Hyderabad to 185 for three but Daredevils’ batsmen fired in unison to chase down a challenging 186-run target with five balls to spare. They kept losing wickets but the required run rate was always under control thanks to brisk scoring by young batsmen of the home team.”It was important for me to get some runs. In the last three to four innings, I did not get enough time in the middle. When we were batting in the first innings, it was a bit tough as the ball was gripping. So, I thought of playing till the last and went for the big shots after the 16th over,” Yuvraj said. (Yuvraj happy to make it count after brief slump)advertisement”I was lucky, I got dropped. I could cash in on it in the later overs,” said Yuvraj, whose catch was grassed by Sanju Samson when he was on 29.MISHRA PLEASEDMeanwhile, Daredevils spinner Amit Mishra was relieved that his side was still in contention for the play-offs.”We are very positive from now, we will go step by step. We have a very good team and we clicked today. We did well in batting and bowling but are still struggling with our fielding. It was not up to the mark,” the leg-spinner said.”Against Pune also our batting clicked. Our bowling is good, if we bat well we have a chance to get good result.” (Shami says match-winning performance vs SRH a confidence booster)Yesterday’s win was first for Delhi after five defeats in a row and incidentally their last win also came at this very ground.Out of the last five matches, they are playing four at home but Mishra said they were not looking at things with this perspective.”We are not thinking about home matches. We will try to do better in every match and do not repeat mistakes,” he said.Mishra had succeeded in choking the Hyderabad batsmen along with fellow spinner Jayant Yadav in middle overs.Talking about his own bowling, he said, “My bowling is always attacking, I go for wickets. My job is to create pressure. I bowled well but today I am disappointed because I feel I should have taken more wickets.(With PTI inputs)last_img

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