CSK vs SRH: Daniel Vettori openly blames these players for RCB loss, says no expectations

Published - 26 Apr 2024, 10:39 AM | Updated - 26 Apr 2024, 10:44 AM

Daniel Vettori and Pat Cummins
Daniel Vettori and Pat Cummins (Credits: Instagram)

Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Daniel Vettori has stated that his side cannot win every single game following their loss against RCB last night in match no. 41 of IPL 2024.  

The Orange Army had welcomed Faf du Plessis' Royal Challengers Bengaluru at the Rajiv Gandhi stadium for the South-Indian derby's reverse fixture. In their previous encounter, Daniel Vettori's men had posted the Indian Premier League's highest-ever total as they had scored 287 runs en route to Travis Head's century. 

However, it wasn't the case last night for the Sunrisers who were playing their first home game since the 5th of April when they had defeated CSK. After du Plessis had won the toss, he denied the dangerous batting line-up of the hosts to take any advantage whatsoever in the 1st innings. 

Bengaluru started pretty well as they had a run rate of almost 10 in the powerplay with du Plessis and Will Jacks leaving the crease for 25 and 6 in those overs. Then Virat Kohli paired up with number 4 batter Rajat Patidar who carried the form he displayed in RCB's previous game against Kolkata. 

Patidar displayed his brilliance once again as he batted at a strike rate of 250 including 2 fours and 5 sixes. He had also sent SRH leg-spinner Mayank Markande to the stands 4 times in a row in one of the latter's over. Then Cameron Gree, Dinesh Karthik, and Swapnil Singh scored double figures and helped RCB post 207 as the target. 

Daniel Vettori says SRH's middle order let them down 

In response, SRH got off to a poor start as opener Travis Head was out in the 3rd ball of the 1st over. Abhishek Sharma smacked 31 off 13 but he too left the crease in the 4th over. Then the middle-order of Aiden Markram, Nitish Reddy, and Heinrich Klaasen got out for 7, 13, and 7 and that was what Daniel Vettori was ranting about. 

In the lower order, Shahbaz Ahmed remained not out at 40 off 37 while Abdul Samad, Pat Cumminns, Bhuvaneshwar Kumar, and Jaydev Unadkat scored 10, 31, 13, and 8. With all 20 overs being bowled, RCB won the tie and got their revenge against SRH with a 35-run victory. 

After the match, Daniel Vettori was not very critical of the team's performance but did feel that the middle order got a bit sloppy. Vettori also said that the management cannot expect the SRH team to win every game, especially after some one-sided victories in their previous matches.  

"We also know that it's been set up by the openers and today they had an off day and that's cricket and you have off days. We don't expect them to perform 14 games and unfortunately, we didn't get the support in the middle stages. It's a tough loss but we understand that every team in the IPL can beat every team, there are no easy games at all." - Daniel Vettori told reporters last night. 

Another South-Indian derby awaits SRH

After losing to RCB by 35 runs, Daniel Vettori's SRH will take a trip to the MA Chidambaram stadium for another South-Indian derby. Pat Cummins and Co. will lock horns with CSK in a reverse fixture after beating the Yellow Army by 6-wickets in their previous meeting.