“Haven’t Capitalised In Our Powerplay”: LSG Head Coach’s Blunt Admission


Lucknow Super Giants head coach Justin Langer said ultra-aggressive cricket, especially in the powerplay, has transformed the shortest format but it remains to be seen if the players can replicate the same in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the US. IPL teams have scored 200 or more 37 times so far this season, but LSG managed to achieve the feat only once – against Chennai Super Kings last month – and Langer admitted they have struggled in the powerplay. Fell.

“The Lucknow wicket has been a real contest between bat and ball, whereas it has been very one-sided with the bat in this tournament. So obviously, we haven't exploited our powerplay like some of the other teams,” Langer said. ” This was said after LSG lost to Delhi Capitals by 19 runs here on Tuesday night.

“…It's been absolutely amazing to watch some of these powerplays. It's almost changed the game. And whether guys can continue to do that and whether they can do it during the World Cup, time will tell. But it's definitely It is very aggressive cricket.” Defending 209, DC restricted LSG to 71 for 5, but fast bowler Arshad Khan caused a real scare when he scored an unbeaten 58 from 33 balls before the hosts jinxed the visitors. The team was restricted to 189 runs for 9 wickets.

Langer said, “I think Arshad is a very good cricketer. You see he swings the ball quickly. He is a good fieldsman and to be able to bat like that, he is a very good package.” “

“I thought the whole way through watching this tournament that he's got a lot of potential and he showed some of it tonight. So when he becomes more consistent, especially with his bowling, he's really a handful and very, very “Could be good.” “All-around cricketer.” For DC, Tristan Stubbs was sensational as he scored 57 off 25 balls and then returned to take a wicket.

“I think Tristan Stubbs, that wicket was obviously important. We tried (Deepak) Hooda when there were two left-handed batsmen and he got a wicket for us two games ago, in this game he didn't even get one. Didn't get a wicket, while Stubbs got it, Langer said.

“So I thought if we were a little more intelligent with our batting today, the score could have been achieved on this wicket. He (Stubbs) is a very good cricketer. I am looking at the power play in the first six, but we “I've also been watching how some of these teams are finishing, and I think Stubbs is an excellent cricketer.” Talking about the focus on match-ups these days, Langer said: “There's a lot of data these days, so when you do your analysis every game and traditionally what's often happened is that the left-handed players The effect does not occur when the ball is spinning away when playing against off-spin.

“You saw that Bishi (Ravi Bishnoi) bowled brilliantly when he was spinning, whereas when the ball spins towards the left-handed batsman or the off-spin spins back towards the right-handed batsman, it arcs. More to hit some of these sixes.

“So the general thinking is that the ball that is going away from the batsman, to the left or to the right, that is how most teams tackle it. Often when a wicket falls early, you think of going for an off-spinner. … and the truth is, there aren't very many Ravi Ashwins or Nathan Lyons in the world, so it's a specialist role, that's why part-timers are often used.”

All Indian bowlers are doing good work: Amre

DC are missing some key players but they finished things off better and assistant coach Praveen Amre credited the back-up players and the Indian bowlers for doing well.

“It's a new team, I personally see a lot of positive things. As a discovery, Jake, Stubbs, Porel are good finds for us and even Rasic. I think the last In the four matches, he contributed really well and as an Indian, bowling in the death overs, I think that's the job of an expert, he supported himself very well,” he said.

“So I think in the last four or five games, all the Indian bowlers have been doing a good job. I think it was very important for us, the way Khalil bowled, Mukesh bowled, Ishant bowled, I think it was very positive for us as a franchise.

“In the IPL, you have to expect the unexpected. Harry Brooks was not there, then (Mitchell) Marsh had to go, also (David) Warner got injured. So the team at the auction table was not playing but the backup players To come and do well and finish fifth, I think it's a special achievement.” PTI ATK SSC SSC

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