Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner on Wednesday termed the Chepauk pitch as “surprising” after his facet lastly scripted a profitable run chase in 4 matches for his or her first win of the IPL season. Sunrisers have misplaced three matches on the trot on the MA Chidambaram Stadium observe, which has the fame of aiding the spinners. The venue has witnessed many batting collapses this season. On Wednesday, SRH, nevertheless, had the final chuckle as they chased down a small goal of 120, set by Punjab Kings, in 18.4 overs to snap their three-match dropping streak. Warner criticised the wicket however shied away from blaming the curators.
“To be sincere, it is surprising,” Warner mentioned in a digital press convention after his workforce notched up a cushty 9 wicket win over Punjab.
“It appears to be like horrible on TV however it’s important to give credit score to the curators. They’ve had plenty of cricket right here so it is very very troublesome for them to get this wicket up and about. Since I’ve began enjoying in Chennai it is at all times been there however it’s very troublesome for them.”
The Chepauk observe has hosted plenty of cricket in latest months with India taking over England in two Take a look at matches in February, adopted by the preliminary leg of the continuing IPL.
“It isn’t their (curators) fault that the wicket is like this. You had the Indian Take a look at collection towards England and the identical factor in Australia we had plenty of video games on the identical pitches, so the curators have gotten a really troublesome job,” Warner mentioned.
“As gamers, we all know what we now have to do, there are not any excuses. It isn’t ultimate however on the finish of the day, we’re grateful to go on the market and play on these wickets as a result of it is very difficult for them, they have no relaxation. We now have to be professionals and adapt.”
The Australian additionally revealed that seamer T Natarajan has not performed the final two video games for SRH resulting from a knee damage.
“He clearly has a sore knee. Given the circumstances in these bubbles, if he goes and will get a scan, he clearly has to take a seat out for seven days and get again into quarantine, so we’re simply monitoring in the mean time,” Warner mentioned.
“The physios are doing their finest to analyse however he clearly has to have a scan in some unspecified time in the future.”
Left-arm spinner Abhishek Sharma impressed along with his two wickets after SRH handed him the primary over of the innings.
“There wasn’t actually any thought behind it. We had been within the circle there and I simply mentioned to Abhishek ‘you bought the primary over’,” Warner mentioned.
Sharma might have had a wicket if Rashid Khan had not dropped opener Mayank Agarwal at deep midwicket.
“I simply had a intestine intuition (as a result of) that they had simply come from Wankhede and it has been a pleasant wicket there. I assumed ‘you understand what, may as effectively throw him the ball and see how he goes’.
“These two guys like tempo on the brand new ball so I simply thought I am going to carry on Abhishek and we nearly had a wicket within the first over,” Warner mentioned.