Lucknow Super Giants beat Sunrisers Hyderabad in Match 12 of the Indian Premier League by 12 runs. One of the architects of the win was pacer Avesh Khan who picked up 3 wickets in the match.
He picked up two wickets in the power play and 2 at the death. He got both the openers out in the powerplay and came back to send a dangerous-looking Nicholas Pooran back in the pavilion in the 18th over. He also picked up Abdul Samad’s wicket in the same over.
The Team Wants Me To Bowl Well In The Powerplay And At The Death: Avesh Khan
Avesh Khan in the post-match presentation said that the team wants him to do well. “Effort was to give wickets to the team because that’s what the team wants from me. I wanted to give wicket in powerplay phase and slog-overs phase.” When asked about Kane Williamson’s wicket, he said, ” I had thought I’ll bowl slow. I noticed that slower balls were working well in the first innings, so I thought I’d do that as a variation in the powerplay.”
He picked up back to back wickets in his last over and was on a hat-trick on being asked what he tried to do for the Hat-trick ball, he said, “I wanted to bowl a dot ball so thought I’ll go for the yorker option.”
On being asked about his experience with a new New franchise, he told the broadcasters, “The set-up is great with Gambhir, Bichel and Flower here. They tell me to bowl to my strengths.”
Avesh’s 4 wickets took him to 2nd spot on the purple cap list. His wickets also came at the right moment in the game as he got crucial wickets. In 2021 IP as well he had finished on the 2nd spot in the wickets takers list. He would want to go one step further this time.