IPL 2021: SRH’s Bayliss says, ‘We struggled to hit gaps’ and ‘horrible on field’

IPL 2021: SRH’s Bayliss says, ‘We struggled to hit the gaps’ and ‘horrible on the field’ after 7-wicket loss against CSK- After losing their fifth match of the ongoing IPL season, Sunrisers head coach Trevor Bayliss on Wednesday admitted that SRH failed to play well with the bat and failed to do well in the fielding coupled with some bad fielding.

“Yeah, look I think David [Warner] would be the first one to admit that. We struggled to hit the gaps today and we were horrible to the field today. Obviously, with David that doesn’t happen a lot but tonight it did so personally little bit behind the  ball but the other guys battled really well in a team effort. Unfortunately, 170 wasn’t good enough but they bowled pretty well and obviously batted well,” Bayliss said.

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Speaking about Rashid Khan’s performance, he said, “Look, he usually bowls the seventh over. One over later is not a big deal. We appreciate that he took 3 wickets. One over before or one over later wouldn’t have made a big difference.”

He added that SRH can still bounce back in IPL 2021.

“I mean if you look at our first five matches. The first four matches have been lost by only 10 runs. Just got down to one or two small drop catches here and there, misfield, few poor or bad overs. Obviously, tonight we got beaten fairly well. Important that we don’t lose our confidence or patience, stick together and keep working hard. There are some good players in this team. T20 is a typical game, gets on a roll one way or the other. There are no reason why we can’t do like what we did in last year.”

Bayliss said that there are few changes on the cards in upcoming matches.

“We would like to sit and have a chat. One of the things is not to make too many changes. When we were in Chennai, on that wicket, 1 or 2 injuries, one or two guys were not performing. We often had to make 1 or 2 changes; we’ll do our best to keep a settled side.”

He also explained Why Manish Pandey failed to make it to the playing XI in last match.

“Absolutely, selector’s choice on that wicket, he didn’t really suit with the ball stopping and spinning. Then he would come to calculations on a wicket like this in Delhi. He showed tonight what a good player he is. Hopefully, from here on the wickets are going to be. We certainly know how damaging player he can be.”