Sunrisers Hyderabad’s nine-run victory over Delhi Capitals at the Arun Jaitley Stadium ended their three-match losing streak in IPL 2023, reviving their playoff aspirations. While Abhishek Sharma and Heinrich Klaasen excelled with the bat for the Hyderabad-based team, Harry Brook, a young English batting phenomenon, struggled against the Capitals.
Since making his national team début for England last year, the dazzling batsman Harry Brook has been one of the most talked-about cricketers in the world. His national team batting exploits earned him a lucrative sum at the IPL 2023 auction. However, he has thus far fallen short of expectations in his first tournament appearance.
Even though Brook was dismissed for a single off two balls against David Warner’s team, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batting coach Hemang Badani believes that it is only a matter of time before the Englishman finds his rhythm in the ongoing tournament, and that he needs only one innings of substance to get back in the game.
“It’s a matter of momentum, it’s about regaining contact. I am a firm believer that it only takes one blow to the center for it to settle back into place. I have no doubt that Harry will become one of the most famous cricket players in the world. “You have to give them enough ideas and strategies on a given surface against a given attack, what your options are, what shots you can play, and what your role is,” Badani said in the post-match press conference.
When it is possible to dissolve a partnership, the floodgates open: Badani
Despite posting a substantial total in the first innings, the Orange Army were under pressure in the second half of the match as Mitchell Marsh and Phil Salt attacked the SRH bowling attack. Badani elucidated the message conveyed to bowlers during the timeout, which benefited the visiting team.
“I would be deceiving if I said we were not thoughtful. When we took a respite, we relayed to the bowlers that many of the DC batters were playing on the back foot, and that we were giving them pace and a slightly shorter length. “When you are able to dissolve a partnership, the floodgates open, and today was one of those occasions,” he added.