Chandigarh: Kings XI Punjab batsman David Hussey said that his team boasts of very talented players in the reserves, and assured fans of putting up a good show against Mumbai Indians on Tuesday.
Commenting on the strategy and game plan for the tie against Mumbai Indians, Hussey admitted that the five defeats in a row was disappointing, and assured they would certainly put up a good show against the Mumbai Indians, presently heading the points table.
“If your players played well, hence, then probably those five defeats in a row, I think coming tomorrow there has been a lot of going on in this end. I think all the boys will be ready and raring to go and you will see a consistent team. We have got some very talented players in our dressing room,” said David Hussey.
The Kings XI Punjab lost the previous match against Pune Warriors by 5 wickets at Mohali, on the outskirts of Chandigarh on Sunday (May 08).
Praising the batsmen of the Mumbai Indians for their performance, Hussey said his team would try to execute good bowling and fielding up to their ability as Mumbai Indians batsmen have a good bunch of strikers, who hit the ball hard.
"Like I said the batters, all through up to probable number nine, they all bat very well and it``s up o our bowlers to execute their skills, whether executing yorkers, bumpers, length balls. They just going to bowl to the best of their ability and make sure we field well.
“I think we can create a pressure with our fielding and can put the pressure on their batters. Like I said they are very talented, on any day they can score 250 runs. I think the Kings XI team will really execute their skills and do a particularly a good job," added Hussey.
Meanwhile, Shaun Pollock, mentor of Mumbai Indians, observed that keeping in view his team``s overall good position throughout the tourney, confidence has been a vital part of a team``s build up and momentum should always be maintained
As such the winning streak cannot be taken for granted and play a bad game.
"We are in a good position there is no hiding from that, that doesn``t mean you have to changes. It``s very important we are trying and end up in the top two of the tournament and in this format of the game you take nothing for granted," said Pollock.
He also said that every game is important to be composite with the ideas to enhance the performance of the team.
Mumbai Indians have won eight matches out of ten and currently the team is heading the points table.