IPL 2024: Matthew Hayden tears apart LSG’s blunt batting approach against SRH 

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Former Australian cricketer and commentator Matthew Hayden has expressed his disappointment over Lucknow Super Giants’ (LSG) batting performance in their recent IPL 2024 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).

LSG, after winning the toss, elected to bat first. Despite losing only four wickets, they ended up scoring a below-par total of 165 runs in 20 overs. The early loss of wickets, including that of captain KL Rahul for 29 (33), led to a slow run rate during the powerplay. This cautious approach did not sit well with Hayden.

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Matthew Hayden on LSG’s shambolic batting

Hayden came down heavily against LSG’s timid batting approach. He stated, “I have to call them out. This is not a 5 runs per over wicket. Somebody needed to show intent. They had one of the slowest powerplays. That took the innings nowhere. When the opposition team has Travis Head, Heinrich Klaasen, your intention should be to go at 10s and over. 160-170 will never be enough.”

SRH openers Travis Head and Abhishek Sharma made a mockery of LSG’s total, chasing it down in just 9.4 overs. This aggressive batting display by SRH contrasted sharply with LSG’s cautious approach, further highlighting Hayden’s critique.

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Hayden’s comments reflect the importance of intent and aggression in T20 cricket. While a cautious approach might work in certain situations, the dynamic nature of T20 cricket often requires teams to be more proactive and aggressive. LSG’s performance against SRH serves as a stark reminder of this fact.

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Teja Devathoti
Teja Devathoti
Sports Content Writer at Swen Entertainment. Teja Devathoti has done his Bachelors in Commerce. He previously worked at Amazon as an associate in Operations. He has been a passionate follower of Cricket and other Sports since his childhood and this was the major reason to shift his career path to content creation because of its story-telling ability. He has a great desire to travel to all corners of the world covering various sports. Other than watching sports, Teja has a keen interest in Travelling, Music and Singing. His favourite cricket memory is India winning the 50 over World Cup and the great man Sachin Tendulkar achieving his biggest dream in his home ground.

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