IPL 10: We would love to repay the favor to Supergiant, says Tom Moody
When the two teams had last faced off this season at the MCA Stadium in Pune, it was the Supergiant who had registered a home win.
Published - May 6, 2017 12:40 pm | Updated - May 6, 2017 3:04 pm
Sunrisers Hyderabad head coach Tom Moody is confident of putting up a good show against the Rising Pune Supergiant on Saturday. They will be hosting the RPS team at the Rajiv Gandhi International stadium in Hyderabad in the day game. The defending champions have been on a roll at the venue in this season of the tournament. They are yet to lose a game in the season at Hyderabad.
Having said that, it is important to note that they are going to be up against Rising Pune Supergiant – a team that is renowned for breaking the winning streaks. Earlier in the season, they had ended the 6-match long winning streak of the Mumbai Indians at Mumbai. Also, the kind of form they have shown in the recent past, would bolster their spirits manifold.
RPS have won 6 out of their last 7 matches and that is a testimony of how good they have been playing. On the other hand, Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a topsy-turvy ride in the season. They were beaten by the Delhi Daredevils in their previous match and hence would want to get back to the winning ways. As per the recent quotes in the Indian Express, coach Tom Moody remarked that the tournament is nearing the business end.
Hence, all matches from hereon would be crunch games. No team can sit back and relax expecting that they will qualify for the playoffs.
“I think all these three games are crunch games. In IPL, every game is a crunch game. You cannot afford to drop any game. It’s obviously a tough match,” quoted Tom Moody.
When the two teams had last faced off this season at the MCA Stadium in Pune, it was the Supergiant who had registered a home win. A blitzkrieg unbeaten 61 from former skipper MS Dhoni sealed the game for RPS. Moody noted that they would want to return the favor by beating them at their venue now.
“We know Pune are on a roll. They beat us on their turf and we love to repay the favour,” he quipped.