Hyderabad: Kings XI Punjab skipper George Bailey yesterday cautioned his players against complacency as they prepare to lock horns with Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL here today.
"I think they have got a very strong side, I don't think they have any obvious weakness. They got a strong batting line-up and they got one of the best bowling line-ups. It is going to be a tough contest against them," he told reporters at the pre-match press conference yesterday.
Bailey said his team continuously tries to improve and does not think it needs to do anything differently.
'Team's getting better'
"Regardless of a win or loss we are always trying to get better. In the last game (vs KKR), we probably lost too many wickets in the middle when we tried to launch at the end we were 5 or 6 down when we would rather be 2-3 down, which made it harder to try and attack their best bowlers.
"To be honest, I don't think we bowled too badly. They batted well. I don't think we have to do anything too much different but we are always trying to get better," he said.
Asked if his team needed a wake-up call in the form of a defeat following successive victories, he said the team needs to perform well in every game.
"I guess any time you lose, it is a refresher that any team can beat any team. So, it is a good reminder that no matter how well you are playing, on any given day, you got to turn up and play your very best," he said.
> Cheteshwar Pujara and Virender Sehwag gave Kings XI Punjab a quick start and the stage was set for Glenn Maxwell to launch his thunderous stroke-play
> Maxwell went on to score 95 off 43 balls. He was severe on Amit Mishra, who conceded 25 in one over as KXIP scored a healthy 193-6
> In reply, SRH were bowled out for a mere 121 in 19.2 overs