Kane Williamson saw SRH suffer a huge defeat in their first match of IPL 2022.© BCCI/IPL
Rajasthan Royals (RR) thrashed SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) with 61 runs at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Tuesday. Going into the bat, RR recorded 210/6 before limiting SRH to 149/7. Former India opener Wasim Jaffer was unhappy with SRH’s performance and criticized captain Kane Williamson, pointing out that he was not playing tactically. Speaking to ESPNcricinfo, he noted some bowling changes and adjustments to their batting lineup that could help the team perform better in their opening game.
“If we talk about how SRH did bowling at the start, they would be very upset. They either did bowling short and wide or too full. They didn’t use the conditions well,” Jaffer said.
“Kane Williamson might as well use Washington Sundar in Powerplay and beat Umran Malik after that. It was the first match so maybe they tried to figure it out, but they were a bit behind in the game,” he added.
“Even about their shots, they’re behind. They’re 14/3 after Powerplay. Maybe Aiden Markram can go up a little higher and they can protect Nicholas Pooran a little bit. Washington Sundar can go up a little higher. In order. So tactically, I think Kane Williamson is a bit behind, “Jaffer said.
He said RR players Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna, who each took two wickets in the match, showed how to do bowling on the field at the MCA Stadium.
“Prasidh Krishna and Trent Boult showed how to play bowling on a field like this, which SRH doesn’t do. You have to play bowling with a length of three quarters, don’t give too much space. This is something SRH should do more consistently. Because unlike the field does not give any assistance to the bowlers, ”he said.
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