Moody confident of Dhawan bouncing back to form

Tom Moody said it was about time before the left-handed batsman got runs under his belt.

The SRH coach is not that concerned about the form of his top order batsman.   -  K.V.S. Giri

Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody wasn’t overly concerned with the form of his batting mainstay Shikhar Dhawan, who has only managed to put a string of low scores.

Defending Dhawan, Moody said it was about time before the Delhi-based player got runs under his belt. “Shikhar got a nasty knock on his elbow and that has affected his momentum a little. But, he is a world class player and he will bounce back and can dominate as well,” he said on the eve of Sunrisers’ match against Delhi Daredevils.

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The coach remained non-committal about his pace spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s inclusion in the playing XI on Saturday. “We will make a call only tomorrow (Saturday). We have back-to-back games here and we are going to evaluate his condition in the morning. We have the luxury of bowlers. He had gone through his paces comfortably today and he looks in good shape,” he said.

While the bowling has done the talking for SRH, Moody rubbished claims of pressure on the batsmen to perform. “I would not agree that there is flaws in our top order. If we were losing on a flat wicket, I would go witch hunting but having looked at the wickets we are batting on, I am not concerned at all,” he explained.

Delhi Daredevils’ Amit Mishra said it was good to come into a high octane clash with the momentum. “The momentum is there. If you win a game, you relax a bit and we shouldn’t be doing that. This match is very important to us and we are a talented side,” he said adding that his team plays according to match situations and doesn’t set goals ahead of any match.