We are still underdogs: Cameron White

Apr 21, 2013, 01:02 IST | IANS

Sunrisers Hyderabad top the points table after their five-wicket win against Kings XI Punjab here on Friday night, but their stand-in captain Cameron White believes they are still the underdogs in the Pepsi Indian Premier League.

“I think we are still very much the underdogs. There are some big name franchises out there that are playing really very well. We fought hard in every game against any opposition but we definitely don’t see ourselves as the favourites.

Cameron White
Cameron White

We are fighting hard to keep winning. We are just happy to be playing well at the moment,” White said. For him, Mumbai, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Rajasthan Royals and defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders are the favourites.

Sunrisers, which made their debut replacing Deccan Chargers as the Hyderabad franchise, have 10 points from seven games. White feels while it was good position to be in, they need to improve to win. “Four or more games whatever it takes to qualify for the semi-finals.

I think our bowling and fielding is still going pretty well but obviously our batting still needs to come on a bit,” he said. On captain Kumar Sangakkara not playing in the last two matches, the Australian said the selection committee took the decision to give him a break as he would not be available for the match against Chennai Super Kings (CSK) at Chennai on April 25. 

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