SRH team needs Kane Williamson in their playing XI said Sanjay Manjrekar :
Cricketer-cum- commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar is quite disappointed as Kane Williamson was once again excluded from Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Playing XI during their IPL 2021 clash against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Sunrisers Hyderabad was not able to make a good start to their 2021 IPL campaign. The team has lost its first two matches in IPL 2021 and is now at 7th place in the points table.
In second match of the IPL 2021 held on 14th April 2021, Virat Kohli led Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Sunrises Hyderabad by 6 runs. Chasing a target of 150, Sunrisers Hyderabad was able to manage score of 143/9 in 20 overs.
Manish Pandey smashed 38 runs in 39 balls and his performance has been criticized by fans and cricket experts. Sanjay Manjrekar has given his opinion that Kane Williamson should be in the SRH playing XI.
Cricketer turned commentator, Sanjay Manjrekar feels that the Sunrisers Hyderabad is in need of a player like Kane Williamson in their team. He also added that he has not built this opinion after a particular match result but he always maintained this opinion.
This view is not after tonight’s result but I have always maintained this SRH team needs Kane Williamson in their playing XI no matter what. #SRHvRCB
— Sanjay Manjrekar (@sanjaymanjrekar) April 14, 2021
Williamson has achieved a great record in IPL cricket. He has played 53 matches in the IPL and has scored 1619 runs at an average rate of 39.49. He has scored his runs at a strike rate of 134.80. Williamson won the orange cap award in the IPL 2018.
The right-hander batsman scored 735 runs in the 11th IPL season at an average rate of 52.50 and a strike rate of 142.44. It is also a truth that Williamson’s exploits with the willow in the IPL 2018 that made Sunrisers Hyderabad reach the summit clash of the tournament.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad will be playing against Mumbai Indians on 17th April 2021 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad has been one of the most consistent team in the IPL history and has now reached the Playoffs stage in 6 out of the 8 seasons.
Williamson not got a single game in IPL 2021.Coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad, Trevor Baylis had revealed in a post-match press conference that the team management felt Williamson is in need of some more time to gain match fitness.
The New Zealand international has got an elbow injury and because of that he missed the limited-overs series against Bangladesh ahead of the Indian Premier League. Baylis had also given his suggestion that Williamson could have played in place of Jonny Bairstow if he was completely fit to play.