Tom Moody praised Umran Malik and expects him to come back stronger

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Tom Moody said it is a learning experience for youngsters

Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody is not troubled about pace sensation Umran Malik’s sudden lean patch and said his side was doing their best to ensure the youngster learns from experience while he has grabbed 15 wickets from eight games.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Head Coach Tom Moody is not worried about pace sensation Umran Malik’s sudden lean patch and said his side was doing their best to ensure the youngster learns from experience. However, he took 15 wickets from eight matches. Malik has returned wicketless in the last three matches with the batters opting for a counter-attacking approach against him.

While the game against RCB on Sunday, Malik suffered 20 runs in his first over as Fad du Plessis and Rajat Patidar went into attacking mode against him.

“It’s a real learning experience for him. Looking at the volume of cricket that he has had is very, very minimal really,”

Moody said after SRH lost by 67 runs.

“So this run of games in a row for him is something that he’s not used to. He’s not used to playing this regular cricket, the high intensity of the cricket that IPL brings.

“He’s on a very steep learning curve. Over the last couple of outings, there’s no question that he has not got it right. We are doing our best to support and guide him to learn from these experiences,”

Moody said.

Faf du Plessis and Rajat Patidar played an outstanding inning and gave RCB a strong start after they lost Virat Kohli off the very first ball of the match and then Dinesh Karthik took a full benefit from his dropped catch and scored 30 not out from eight balls to prop up the total to 192/3.

“It’s the small margins that we didn’t capitalize on. We should not have been chasing the total that we ended up chasing.

“We dropped two key catches, which cost us. When you miss those small margins, it does make it very difficult for your batting group to go out there and chase a total that is 20-25 runs more than it should have been.

“Then we had a run-out in the very first over and it put us on the backfoot. it did make that run chase even more daunting,”

he said.

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