We executed our plans to perfection, says Laxman

10-05-2017
DH

“We know that Mumbai Indians are a very good side. They are the side in form. So, we had a certain game plan and certain strategy and even our combination was changed based on the kind of players they got in their line-up,” said Laxman.

“Even today, it was fantastic to see (Mohammed) Nabi, the way he started off.
“The first two, three overs set the tone for the match. Important thing was we didn’t allow that momentum to shift. We did not allow Mumbai Indian batsmen to come back into the game...

“Overall, I think we executed our plans to perfection,” Laxman said.
SRH won the match by seven wickets with 10 balls to spare. The Hyderabad team improved its chances to the play- offs with the win and it is now placed at fourth position on the points table with 15 points.

SRH made major changes to their team composition (by dropping in-form Kane Williamson and including Nabi) and the changes were made keeping the opposition in mind, Laxman said.
“It was more about left handers in Mumbai Indians line up. Some of them in good form, starting with Parthiv (Patel) and also Nitish Rana at number three...

“But, when you have only four overseas players who can play, you have to work out what is best combination on that particular day, against the particular opposition keeping the conditions in mind,” he added.

The changes were also about trying out various options, he said.
“This year, unlike the previous two years, we are spoilt for choice. Sometimes, it is good.”

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