SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) batsman Kane Williamson, who played his first Indian Premier League match of the season on Wednesday after missing earlier matches due to injury, said he was feeling well and in good shape
“A little minor elbow injury. I feel pretty good. It’s nice to be there and get my first chance,” said the batsman, who hit number 3 and made an unbeaten 16 of 19 deliveries as his SRH team took on a victory with nine wickets over the Punjab Kings (PBKS).
His team’s skipper, David Warner, said Williamson’s ability to play well makes him an integral part of the squad.
“The game plan to have Williamson obviously has to anchor the game. He turns the shot so well. Against the turn, he moves forward and back, he just knows his role and his plan to play. It’s useful to have him in the middle,” Warner said. after the match.
Warner praised his bowlers, who limited PBKS to 120. Pacer Haleil Ahmed took three wickets for 21, while left-handed spinner Abhishek Sharma took two wickets for 24.
“Our bowlers did a fantastic job and reduced them to a low score. They performed well and we won second place. I’m really glad we crossed the line,” he said.
This was SRH’s first win of the season and they played all their matches in Chennai.
“We have another game here. There are no surprises with this strap, we have to bow well. It’s all about starting over and getting the gate out of it,” he added.