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'The most important thing in IPL is to convert a good start'

May 14, 2016 01:20 IST
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IMAGE: Shikhar Dhawan and Naman Ojha of Sunrisers Hyderabad during an Indian Premier League match. Photograph: BCCI.

Sunrisers Hyderabad wicket keeper-batsman Naman Ojha has said a batsman who makes some 20 runs after consuming an equal number of balls should play through the innings.

Observing that it is difficult for a new batsman to settle down and steer the innings in the event of early dismissal of batsmen, Ojha viewed it was imperative for those batsmen who started well to convert those starts into a substantial score.

"I think that's not a concern. Any of the guys who scored 20-25 runs has to go through the innings. I think that is the most important thing. It's very difficult for a newcomer to come in and again consume those balls and again start," he said.

Replying to a query, Ojha said the team has some good spinners too in its ranks. 

"We have a couple of good spinners in Karn and Bipul. They are working hard at the nets. Let's see," he said. Talking about their batting unit, Ojha said: "I think after David (Warner) and Shikhar (Dhawan) got out, we have Yuvraj (Singh) in the middle order. He is a very experienced player and Kane (Williamson) is New Zealand Captain. So, they both are experienced. 

"Coming down, (Moises) Henriques is there and (Deepak) Hooda coming and then I am coming (to bat). By the time, I come, I think its hardly 10-12 balls left." 

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