Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody has upheld pace sensation, Umran Malik, to return more grounded from his unexpected lean form in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2022. Moody said the SRH training unit was giving its all to guarantee the young people gain from this experience.
However he has scalped 15 wickets from eight matches, Malik has returned wicketless in the last three games with the hitters deciding on a counter-attacking approach against him.
In the match against RCB on Sunday, Malik conceded 20 runs in his first over as Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar played with aggressive intent against him.
It’s A Real Learning Experience For Umran Malik: Tom Moody
Tom Moody has backed Umran Malik saying that it’s a learning experience for the youngster as he has not played a high volume of cricket and that too at this level.
“It’s a real learning experience for him. Looking at the volume of cricket that he has had is very, very minimal really,” Moody said after SRH lost by 67 runs.
“So this run of games in a row for him is something that he’s not used to. He’s not used to playing this regular cricket, the high intensity of the cricket that IPL brings.
“He’s on a very steep learning curve. Over the last couple of outings, there’s no question that he has not got it right. We are doing our best to support and guide him to learn from these experiences,” Moody said.
We Didn’t Capitalise On Small Margins: Tom Moody
Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar gave RCB a solid beginning after they lost Virat Kohli on the absolute first ball and afterward Dinesh Karthik took full advantage of his drop catch to play a sublime inning of 30 not out from eight balls to set up the total to 192/3.
“It’s the small margins that we didn’t capitalise on. We should not have been chasing the total that we ended up chasing.
“We dropped two key catches, which cost us. When you miss those small margins, it does make it very difficult for your batting group to go out there and chase a total that is 20-25 runs more than it should have been.
“Then we had a run-out in the very first over and it put us on the backfoot. It made that run chase even more daunting,” he said.
T Natarajan, Washington Sundar Set For Comeback: Tom Moody
Yet again left-arm seamer T Natarajan, who is the Sunrisers’ driving wicket-taker, was profoundly missed as their spinner Washington Sundar was additionally precluded.
With their next match scheduled following five days, Moody trusted the couple will be accessible for selection against Kolkata Knight Riders (on May 14).
“Washy, we are hoping, should be available for selection come our next game. Nattu, we are also hoping that he’ll be available for that match as well.
“We have a few days in between and both of them will be engaged in training. Hopefully, they will feel confident and we’ll feel confident about selecting them,” Moody signed off.