IPL 2020: David Warner Lied About Kane Williamson Availability: Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently at the bottom of the points table as they have lost both the matches they have played so far. They have been under the scanner since the start of the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League. The team is struggling to find a balance in the batting line-up.
Meanwhile, Kane Williamson, who was the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad during the 2018 edition of the league, had given an impeccable performance during that season, is yet to make an appearance in IPL 2020 has revealed that he is fit and ready for the league.
Recently, during an interview with Danny Morrison, it seemed that Kane Williamson expressed his dissent over being left out in the second game. Williamson further said that he was ‘fit, ready and available’ for SRH’s next encounter. He said:
“Body is pretty fine. Yeah, obviously a small niggle early on but pretty fine at the moment. I’m available for the next match. Ready. I guess it’s always a balance between the players you pick and the areas you want to address and the surfaces you are presented with and the opposition, so there’s a lot (of thinking) that goes into making the decision,”
Williamson further asked more ‘friendly’ questions about the pitches and conditions in the UAE. The former skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad claimed that given the pitches will get older with time. He also claimed that adjusting to conditions will be the key to success. He said:
“Playing on just three grounds, we’ll see the wickets age throughout the competition, teams will have to adapt pretty quickly. And even on the same grounds, we’ve seen a mixture of scores. I think it’s adapting to the skiddy sort of low bounce. Every ground is different, but it’s great that we’re here and we’re able to get some cricket for all the fans out there,”
Kane Williamson also expressed his sympathy for the middle-order batters who, as per Williamson, have always have had minimal opportunities to get their eye. He said:
“Guys have their roles and they’re trying to play it as well as they can. Last year, Davey and Jonny batted at the top of the order up until the 15th or 16th over, so the roles then have to change for the players that come in and sometimes the contributions might be not as big and the opportunity isn’t there and sometimes they are. “
“As we know in T20 cricket, that’s always the challenge, you come in after a wicket and adjust to the conditions and make a contribution as large as you can.”