IPL 2023: The one-dimensional batting order of the franchise could be “exposed” in the turning tracks of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023, according to former Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody. Krunal Pandya’s masterful all-around performance helped Lucknow Super Giants defeat Hyderabad on Friday, April 7, at the Bharat Ratna Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee Ekana Cricket Stadium in Lucknow. SRH scored a meager 121 runs while playing on the sluggish, twisting Lucknow course.

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While the team’s large proportion of right-handers, particularly in the turning tracks. This could expose the side moving ahead in the competition, according to Tom Moody, who won the league trophy in 2016.

“They Released a Left-Hander In Nicholas Pooran”, Tom Moody

“What screams out is that they left the auction table knowing they had a team full of right-handers. They released a left-hander in Nicholas Pooran who hit the winning run [for Lucknow on Friday], and they brought someone who was 30% more expensive, who is a right-hander [Harry Brook], similar sort of impact player. They left out Abhishek Sharma, a left-hander, so there’s a lot of things to unpack.”

Moody said on ESPNcricinfo’s segment, ‘T20 Time Out’

While Anmolpreet Singh replaced Abhishek Sharma in the starting lineup for SRH against LSG. Making Washington Sundar the only left-hander on the team. While Krunal, seasoned spinner Amit Mishra, and Ravi Bishnoi combined for six wickets in the first innings. LSG spinners dominated the opponent’s batting order. The Sunrisers, coached by Aiden Markram, have dropped their last two games. And will need to step up their game to turn things around.

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Red and black soil creates various pitches at Lucknow’s Ekana Stadium. Super Giants scored 193 runs against Delhi Capitals in their initial match on a red-soil pitch. At the same time, Friday’s match against the Sunrisers was played on a slower black-soil pitch. Super Giants can select a surface with two different pitches based on their advantages and the competition.

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While Yash Thakur and Jaydev Unadkat were replaced after Mark Wood and Avesh Khan’s injuries hindered their bowling assault against the Sunrisers. Kyle Mayers, who is currently in good form and is preferred for his all-around skills, beat out Quinton de Kock for a spot as well. Ayush Badoni, their impact player, didn’t even have to bat.

With left-arm spinner Krunal Pandya, and legspinners Amit Mishra and Ravi Bishnoi spinning the ball away from the batter. Lucknow’s spinners dominated Sunriser’s right-handers. They concluded with combined stats of 12-0-64-6 and were the only bowlers for Lucknow to bowl their allotted overs. On Sunday, April 9, SRH will play host to Punjab Kings at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium before returning home.

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