Moody confirms Williamson fit for Sunday’s match

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Moody confirms Williamson fit for Sunday’s match
SRH coach Tom Moody with Bhuvneshwar Kumar.

Hyderabad: There is good news for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Skipper Kane Williamson is fit for this crucial match against Delhi Capitals on Sunday.

Speaking on eve of the IPL match, coach Tom Moody confirmed about the availability of Williamson, who has been sitting on the sidelines because of injury.

The New Zealand captain has so far played in only one match of the six matches that SRH have played so far. Moody clearly hinted that with return of Williamson there could be change in the dynamics of the team. “A (foreign) player has to make way for Kane.’’

Moody expressed his disappointment of the repeated failure of the middle order. “In early parts of the tournament, our middle order was starved of opportunities because of the brilliant 100-run partnerships that (Jonny) Bairstow and (David) Warner have put together. There was also enough opportunities for the middle order which were not taken and that is disappointing. There were a couple of games that we have felt that if they did step up and took their chances we could have been slightly different position.’’

Moody also added that the death overs have been an issue for every team in this tournament. “I don’t think it is an isolated situation. We have discussed at length on different strategies and how we can improve it.’’

On Bhuvneshwar Kumar’s loss of form, Moody said the swing bowler is slowly getting back his rhythm. “We got to accept last year he played with him being 70 per cent fit only. He had a lot of back injuries. No one can be at the best when carrying the niggle.

“Also when you don’t play consistent cricket, you may lose your rhythm. He wasn’t playing regularly for India. Bhuvi is getting better towards an important tournament. He is a world class bowler, both with red and white balls. In English conditions, you will have to be brave to leave him out.’’