Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Tom Moody says that beating Kolkata Knight Riders would not be a cakewalk when they clash with them to snatch the last-available play-offs berth tomorrow.
Hyderabad must beat KKR to make it to the knockout stage.
“We got a day to rest and recover. KKR are not going come here and lie down. We know that. They are a proud team. Obviously,running champions. They got a point to prove and they want to finish the season on a high. We have to prepare well. We have to execute the three disciplines to make sure,we finish with a win,” Moody said.
Moody praised his side for winning last night’s contest against formidable but fixing-embroiled Rajasthan Royals.
“An extremely important game for us. After an early setback,to show character as a playing group,more importantly,to relatively young cricketers,give us a position,we could compete in the second half of the game,was probably even more pleasing,” he said.
He also acknowledged Biplab Samantray’s 55-run knock that came under extreme pressure situations.
“Biplab,he has had limited opportunities. The way we constructed the order,sometimes he gets early,sometimes he does not. It is difficult thing for a batsman to adjust. But,this is the second occasion now in this IPL that he stepped up and helped us get a competitive total.
“It tells a lot about him as a player,as a character. To do that under pressure,to form a partnership under extreme pressure,that he did with Vihari,a haul like that,is an important part of this win today,” he said.