Post by riverpanthera on May 5, 2014 23:56:23 GMT -8
I think the worst part is we all get hopeful because they play well for a while and then suddenly crush it all. And it's happened what now 3 games I think that we should have won.
I would almost prefer if they played badly teh whole match. This is just heartbreaking to see. It does actually remind of of the 2nd IPl in South AFrica, we lost several matches like that then too i think.
We still technically have a chance in this tournament as it looks like there could be a fight for fourth place, but we really need to win at least 5 out of 7 matches. It can be done, I remember once Hydrabad won 5 in a row at a similar stage in one of the previous IPLs. But we really need to get a grip and our batting needs to improve. Even changing players doesn't seem to be working for us-both Russell and Tendo failed today.
I think we need to play Chris Lynn, it's weird how they dropped him after just two games even though he did so well in one and won us the match. I can understand they want to play Shakib as he's mostly done well too. But I would definitely bring Lynn in instead of Russell.
Tendo probably give another chance to, but otherwise I think bring back Morkel, his bowling is looking much better in comparison to others now. Or give Pat Cummins a go too.