Momentum key for Sunrisers and Otago Volts

Sep 20, 2013, 00:01 IST | Agencies

There's little interest in the remaining two qualifying games of the CLT20 after Sunrisers Hyderabad and Otago Volts sealed the two spots on offer after wins in their respective matches on Tuesday and Wednesday.

As a result, Faisalabad Wolves and Kandurata Maroons have only pride to play for this evening.

Shikhar Dhawan
Shikhar Dhawan has come in for praise after back-to-back 50s

The outcome of the game between Sunrisers and Otago today will depend largely on the performance of their in-form batsmen: Shikhar Dhawan and Brendon McCullum. Neither of these hard-hitting batsmen would like to let the momentum slip away before the main draw of the competition begins.

Meanwhile, Sunrisers coach Tom Moody said it is a pleasure working with players such as Dhawan, who have a strong desire to improve their skills and evolve as a cricketer.

“He has done a good job, he is going to blossom every single game he plays, his leadership is excellent. The positive thing about Shikhar is that whether he is captaining or batting, he constantly wants to improve,” Moody said. 

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