'Hurt by loss to CSK'

The severe bashing they received from Chennai had an impact on them but Sunrisers Hyderabad are determined to not repeat their mistakes for the remainder of the tournament, SRH mentor VVS Laxman said on Friday.

“You have to be really positive, definitely you get really hurt when you lose in such a manner. There is no doubt that we were very disappointed in the way we played against CSK in Hyderabad,” Laxman said ahead of the crucial match against Kings XI Punjab.

“But you have to move forward, you learn from your mistakes and you don’t want to repeat them in the following match or in the remaining part of the tournament. I think we took out the positives from that match,” 38-year-old former batting star said.
With 14 points from 12 games, Sunrisers have a good chance of making the knockout stage. A win here on Saturday will push them closer to the play-offs.

Laxman said Hyderabad have done well as a bowling unit except for the last game. “I think whichever team we are playing against, they respect the bowling strength we have got. We have got some quality bowlers in all departments. We have got good fast bowlers in (Dale) Steyn, Ishant Sharma and (Thisara) Perera. Darren Sammy is a good all-rounder. We have got (Amit) Mishra and Karan Sharma as our spinners.

“We have done well as a bowling unit and our bowlers have won a lot of matches for us, especially some close games,” he said.

At the same time, he pointed out that the contest should not be seen as “batting group versus the bowling group.”

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