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IPL 2024 | "T20 is always on the batting side": Cummins after loss against CSK

Updated on: 29 April,2024 11:40 AM IST  |  Mumbai
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In the ongoing IPL 2024, the league has already witnessed six 250-plus totals. Previously, 250 was only scored twice in the history of the cash-rich league. Coming to the loss against CSK, Cummins admitted that they have some work to do while chasing the target. Out of their four losses in the IPL 2024, three of them have come during the run-chases

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After the IPL 2024 loss against Chennai Super Kings, Pat Cummins, the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad feels that the T20 format has always favoured batters and that has gone to a whole new level in IPL 2024.


In the ongoing IPL 2024, the league has already witnessed six 250-plus totals. Previously, 250 was only scored twice in the history of the cash-rich league.


"T20 is always on the batting side, and it has gone to a whole new level this season. The way we set up, we had the best chance if we got some really aggressive batters, and that's the way to win the tournament," Cummins said at the post-match press conference. "Frankly, we don't have much (bowling) options. It's not Test cricket, with the ball swinging around. There's not much sideways movement, and there's not much on the wicket either."


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"So, a lot of times, the best way to get a wicket is to try and defend. Batters are getting better at hitting the ball out and even getting confident. It challenges you as a bowler. But, if you have a big total like 270-280 and if you can go at 9.00 as a bowler and make an impact, it could be match-winning," said the Australian.

Coming to the loss against CSK, Cummins admitted that they have some work to do while chasing the target. "Hard to put a finger on it. Nothing really went (according to) to plan tonight. We're pretty well-suited to chasing, but it hasn't really come off yet. So yeah, it is something (we need) to work on," Cummins reckoned.

"There was definitely dew there; haven't seen so much at any other venue across the country. But, we failed to make the most of it, and they bowled well as well. So, it (dew) didn't really factor in this match as much as we would have liked."

Out of their four losses in the IPL 2024, three of them have come during the run-chases.

Cummins said while their openers have been commendable, middle-order needs to step up. "Whenever the openers have gone off (to score), it's been match-winning and crazy. In a few chases, we felt that we set up really well," he analysed.

"Different batters have stepped up throughout the tournament, and you need two or three guys to make an impact. But tonight, we never really got going, unfortunately.

"I am really happy about how the boys have been going about it. Even tonight, there were not too many reckless shots."

As for the struggles for the bowlers this season, Cummins felt that it could be possibly due to the wickets being drier. "Haven't really seen too much of a difference with the (new) white ball. It doesn't have as much swing as before, maybe because the wickets are drier. It's a tricky format, and I don't think there's a lot with the new ball," he said.

(With PTI Inputs)

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