Sunrisers Hyderabad’s endeavour will be to keep improving in all three departments of the game as the Indian Premier League heads towards the business end, according to head coach Tom Moody.

Speaking on the sidelines of a promotional event here on Thursday, Moody said he was pleased with the way his team had adapted to different conditions and rose to the challenges. "Yes, we played the best brand of cricket. It is important to have got the right kind of momentum in the first-half but equally significant to give off our best for the remainder of the season, too," Moody said.

‘Fantastic leader’

Moody felt it was disappointing to miss Warner in this season's campaign. "But, Kane [Williamson] stepped in both as a captain and a batsman the way we all expected him to do. He has been a fantastic leader," he said.

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"I am not at all surprised by the success story of wrist spinners in this IPL so far. They have been an integral part of any team's think tank and more importantly wicket takers. Certainly, new challenges have emerged with their quality spin bowling," he explained.

"I am a big fan of M. S. [Dhoni]. I love the Indian culture and the Hyderabadi biryani ," he said with a big smile. "I don't look for chicken and chips but would love to relish a biryani . Well, sleep is the best mantra for a strong mind and body after the day's job," he signed off.