Time Kings XI batters put a price on their wickets: David Hussey

Apr 21, 2013, 01:17 IST | Agencies

Kings XI Punjab senior player David Hussey feels it is high time for the batsmen to put a price tag on their wicket and not get out cheaply playing loose shots against Pune Warriors India today.

On Friday night, Punjab lost five wickets for 27 runs in four overs and gifted an easy five-wicket victory to Sunrisers Hyderabad.

David Hussey
David Hussey

“When you are four down with four overs to go, you think you will post a big score but we keep getting out in poor ways. We have really got to learn and rectify that problem straight away, or it’s going to be a very long tournament for us,” Hussey was quoted as saying by www.iplt20.com.

Hussey is also upset that none of the Kings XI batsmen have managed a half-century in the five matches so far. “Yes, there is a bit of a talk. No batsman from our team has yet scored a fifty and we have to change that very soon,” he said.

Yuvraj likely to play
Meanwhile, Pune opener Aaron Finch hinted Yuvraj Singh, who is recovering from a back injury, is likely to play today. “I think Yuvi (Yuvraj) should be fine. He has been training for the last couple of days and his back seems to be improving.

We are very hopeful that he will play tomorrow. Obviously, his ability in this format of the game is second to none. So it will be great to have him back,” Finch told reporters on Saturday.

Pune, with two wins in six matches, find themselves in eighth position, while Punjab, with two wins in five matches are placed sixth in the points table. 

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