Pune: Pune Warriors leg-spinner Rahul Sharma on Friday said his team is particularly trying to bowl well from the period between the 16th to 20th overs in the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL).
"We are hoping to bowl well as a team between the 16th and 20th overs, since that is important. However, we bowled well in all three matches, but our batting had not clicked until today. So, if we do well in that area, it will be good," Sharma said.
Sharma returned impressive figures of two for 16 in Warriors` win over Rajasthan Royals last night.
"It feels really great when you win a match. We have a good side and it takes a while to gel, since we have a new captain, and a lot has changed for us this year -- Angelo is the captain, Yuvi Paaji is back and Ross Taylor`s in the side," said Sharma.
The leg-spinner said efforts are on to raise the energy levels on the field.
"We had spoken (before the game) that we are going to keep the energy high. And that was a plus point today, as all performances were more energetic. Everyone did well with the ball, bat and on the field as a result.
"Personally, I have been working really hard this year to ensure I do well this IPL for my team. And as and when I get to bowl, I will try to do well."
Sharma praised teammates Aaron Finch and Robin Uthappa.
"Finch, who was playing for the first time (in IPL 2013) today, gave us a great start. If we keep getting such starts it will be great for us. Robin Uthappa is always a mainstay of our side."
First Published: Friday, April 12, 2013, 20:17