Sydney, April 24 (IANS) With Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan in the bowling line-up and David Warner and Jonny Bairstow opening the batting, the Sunrisers Hyderabad unit has a well balanced look to itself and skipper Warner feels that the bowling is his teams USP.
“We’ve got a very good squad. One of the best things about our squad is we have great depths in our bowling,” Warner said in an Instagram live with Bairstow.
“We have got good upfront swing bowling and our death bowling is probably the best in the competition.”
While the team also boasts of batsmen of the caliber of Kane Williamson, the partnership between Warner and Bairstow at the top of the innings was something that stood out in the 2019 edition of the IPL and commenting on it, Warner said that he enjoys the camaraderie they share in the middle.
“I love running between wickets and I think our energy running between the wickets is outstanding. I know how fast your ability and game awareness is. It’s one of my favourite things to do and a strong point for us,” he explained.
Bairstow who was just as lethal with the bat as Warner in the last edition echoed the sentiments and said: “Yes definitely there is an understanding between us. We can both gauge if it’s 2 runs we don’t have to look, it’s just touch and go.
“And that started really early on, we were getting twos when we had no right to get them. You put pressure on opposition like that and then it eases off pressure on us.”
While teams should have ideally been playing the 13th edition of the IPL at this point in time, the coronavirus outbreak has seen all sporting events either getting suspended or called off.