David Warner discloses why he selected Abdul Samad over Abhishek Sharma to bowl final over to MS Dhoni

Abdul Samad: Enjoying solely his second IPL match, the all-rounder from Jammu & Kashmir oozed composure in a frightening scenario.

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner lauded his rookie gamers in Priyam Garg and Abhishek Sharma whose for the fifth wicket ended up altering the course of the match for his or her group.

From being decreased to 69/4 within the eleventh over to scoring 164/5 in 20 overs, the Garg (51*) and Sharma (31) proved their mettle in a scenario when their group wanted them probably the most.

“I stated it in my press convention – when these guys [inexperienced middle-order batsmen] don’t get alternative to bat time, it’s going to be tough for them. I requested them what they thought was a very good complete, they stated 150, we bought 160-170,” Warner stated through the post-match presentation ceremony.

David Warner discloses why he selected Abdul Samad over Abhishek Sharma

Having bowled properly for a big a part of the second innings, Sunrisers’ bowlers needed to defend 44 runs within the final two overs. With an over left for each Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Khaleel Ahmed, Warner appeared to have stored his greatest two choices prepared for the crunch scenario.

Nonetheless, an damage to Bhuvneshwar after bowling a lone supply of the nineteenth over compelled Ahmed to bowl the remaining 5 deliveries. With Tremendous Kings requiring 28 runs to win off the final over, Warner needed to choose one between his all-rounders in Sharma and Abdul Samad.

Whereas Sharma had conceded simply 4 runs in his solely over, Samad was economical as properly with bowling figures of 3-0-21-1 till then. Warner’s choice to proceed with the much less skilled Samad reaped fruits for SRH as they registered their second IPL 2020 win on the Dubai Worldwide Cricket Stadium.


“I backed him [Abdul Samad]. I had no choice. With Khaleel [Ahmed] there, with 5 balls to bowl, we tried to kill the sport there. Might have given it [last over] to Abhishek [Sharma], however I felt along with his [Abdul Samad] top and the way he bowled, I’d go along with him.

“This wicket was somewhat bit dangerous as in comparison with the final one we performed right here. You don’t actually get that size to tug. It was good to see a little bit of swing early on. It was good to see our guys again themselves – that was my message to those kids,” Warner added.


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