SunRisers head coach Tom Moody thinks the overseas batsmen in the side should be doing more to impress.
There has been a stinging sentiment sent out to the overseas batsmen at new IPL franchise SunRisers Hyderabad, after their head coach Tom Moody says he wants see more from the non-Indian players.
Moody voiced his concerns after Hyderabad suffered a resounding 48-run loss against Kolkata Knight Riders on Sunday.
The defeat was the SunRisers’ second of the 2013 IPL tournament and has hindered their challenge on the league leaders.
The side are still missing exciting opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan through injury, although the 24-year-old is expected to return within the next two weeks, but Moody still thinks his overseas batsmen are under-performing.
“Dhawan’s absence is a big setback for us. Without him our batting is a concern,” the head coach was quoted on cric360.
“But I think our overseas batsmen need to perform better than they are doing at the moment. We haven’t batted as well as we can do.”
Gautam Gambhir, Jacques Kallis and Eoin Morgan all made impressive scores for Kolkata during their victory on Sunday, whilst Hyderabad’s stars failed to get started.
Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara continued his troubled time with the bat, scoring just two, whilst fellow Sri Lanka batsman Thisara Perera and Australian Cameron White failed to make much of an impression to the scoreboard..
South African bowler Dale Steyn has been in good form for the SunRisers, but the batsmen will have to prove their worth to the team and Moody when the franchise plays its next match against Pune Warriors on Wednesday.