Sunrisers Hyderabad premier all-rounder Rashid Khan has declared that SRH will play every game as final and give 100% in every game. SRH are ranked 8th in the points table with just one win in seven games they need to win all the remaining games to have a chance of qualifying for playoffs.
"Will treat every game as a final for us and we will give our 100%"
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) September 17, 2021
“Definitely looking forward to the rest of the season. We did not have the ideal first half during the competition in India but we are united and looking to take every game as a final for us and give 100 per cent,” Rashid Khan was spotted saying in a video posted by SRH in their Instagram
SRH posted a video with the caption,” Will treat every game as a final for us and we will give our 100%” Just what the #OrangeArmy was waiting to hear from you @rashidkhan_19 #OrangeArmy #OrangeOrNothing #IPL2021 #CricketTwitter.”
Rashid Khan is coming into IPL 2021 phase 2 after performing in ECB’s The Hundred and The Vitality Blast. He will be confident to continue his performance in IPL’s UAE leg.
“I am really happy to be back with the guys and looking forward to the rest of the season to be played here, in the UAE. I am pretty confident as I had good games in The Hundred and The Vitality Blast. So looking forward to the games and we want to finish off well,” he added.
Rashid Khan earlier posted a video of himself focusing on his batting skills. Rashid will aim to improve his allround skills and win few matches for SRH with the bat.
“From the last one and a half years, I have been working on my batting. When the team needs 20-25 runs at the end, they are very crucial for the side. While chasing as well, these runs are important. So I am just trying my best to do different things. I haven’t practised different shots in the nets a lot. It is just about the mindset. Wherever I hit the ball, I want to try my best to finish up well and use my wrists,” SRH all-rounder said.
Rashid Khan in IPL 2021 phase 1
Matches – 7
Wickets – 10
Runs – 17
Overall, the Afghan leg spinner has 85 wickets under his belt in 69 IPL matches at a strike rate of 19.34 and an economy rate of 6.23.
“We have played enough games in the UAE and know the conditions very well. Before going to the UK, I played here. I think one doesn’t need to change much. It is about mindset and which areas are good to bowl on these wickets. You have to bowl according to the conditions and situations. I have the self-belief and confidence to deliver for the team,” he concluded.
SRH is the bottom-placed side in the IPL Points table with only 1 win in 7 games. If they have to qualify they will have to do a complete reversal i.e 6 victories of 7 matches. Kane Williamson led side can’t afford any slip-up. 1 defeat and they will be out of contention for IPL Playoffs. In the UAE leg, they will face Delhi Capitals (DC), Punjab Kings (PBKS), Rajasthan Royals (RR), Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), Mumbai Indians (MI) Chennai Super Kings (CSK), and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).