We'll try to get good results in remaining games: SRH captain Markram

JAIPUR: It is not good to be in Aiden Markram’s position these days. The Sunrisers Hyderabad are lying at the bottom with just six points to their credit and the situation looks hopeless for the skipper.
However, Markram is optimistic about good results in the remaining part of the ongoing IPL. The SRH skipper knows the daunting task ahead but keeps his composure as his side faces hosts Rajasthan Royals at the SMS Stadium here on Sunday.
“Unfortunately, we have not done it the way we would have liked it. There were a couple of very close defeats including the last one against KKR. We could not be able to cross the lines. We can’t change what has happened so far. We still have five games, and we are hopeful of good results in those games,” said Markram during a pre-match press conference here on Saturday.

The South African cricketer also hasn’t lived up to his batting potential and failed to put up tall scores in the competition so far. Some of the leading batters of the side including Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, and Heinrich Klaasen couldn’t rise to the occasion and were inconsistent in their form.
“It is not the ideal situation to be in when you are second from the bottom. We need to forget the past and focus on the remaining outings. The competition is stiff, and this is the toughest league. We have not been able to deliver despite trying hard. The positive part is we have been able to put up quite a strong fight in the last couple of matches. We are close but just couldn’t deliver the knockout punch,” said Markram.


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The SRH team reached Jaipur early and saw the match when GT beat RR quite comfortably on Friday. Markram is hoping to capitalize on the lack of form of RR batters.
“Yeah, we landed yesterday. Obviously, guys go to their rooms and then do their own things to take a bit of off time. But I believe I don’t watch too much of the game. It was kind of on in the background and we saw it. It was a low scoring game, but we saw with Gujarat innings when they added that it’s still a pitch that you can score runs on. So, we’re looking at it from that point of view. We’ll do some proper analysis tonight and then go tomorrow into the game. See exactly how the pitch played and. Hopefully from there we can. Select the team that hopefully can do it. Very well for us tomorrow,” added Markram.


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The 28-year-old Markram praised SRH’s talented young middle-order batter Abdul Samad terming him as a “big hitting player”.
“Yeah. I really think Samad is an incredible player, to be honest. He is the perfect T20 player and has got lots of X Factor and is good in the back-end overs. I know from his point of view he might have wanted to win us a game or two by now, but from our point of view it’s about backing a player like that. He’s got a proper X Factor and proper big hitting ability. We need to give him that confidence that we believe in him,” said Markram.

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