Home > News >

Ryan McLaren says attacking mindset key to Powerplay success

Ryan McLaren © Getty Images
Ryan McLaren © Getty Images

Johannesburg: Jul 10, 2014

South African all-rounder Ryan McLaren has explained his attacking mindset that has been the catalyst behind his success during the crucial Powerplay overs in One-Day International (ODI) cricket. McLaren, who bowled a match-changing second over during the batting Power Play in the opening ODI against Sri Lanka, said that they know that during the Power Play phases the guys are going to come at them.

According to Sport24, McLaren, who has taken 10 of his 46 wickets since 2013 during the Powerplay, said that from playing ODI in the past one gets used to being pummeled a bit but one has to accept the fact and stay mentally in the challenge and the fight.

The all-rounder explained that if one takes wickets in the Powerplay it changes the momentum of the match, adding that one cannot do that with a negative mind-set of just trying to block runs as the player has nowhere to hide with only three fielders out.

McLaren was reportedly the leading wicket-taker for South Africa in ODI cricket last season, but has also been invaluable with the bat, as he showed during his unbeaten sixth-wicket partnership of 55 with David Miller. McLaren said that it is the first game of cricket that he has played in four months so he is quite happy with how it went, adding that it makes his role easier when one has Miller on the other side hitting the ball out of the park.

World T20 League 2014

Sep 23, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Raipur

World T20 League 2014

Sep 24, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Hyderabad

World T20 League 2014

Sep 25, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Bengaluru

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (16:00 IST)   at Mohali

World T20 League 2014

Sep 26, 2014 (20:00 IST)   at Mohali

More

World T20 League 2014

Sep 22, 2014  at Bengaluru

Chennai Super Kings won by 54 runs

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 21, 2014  at Hyderabad

Hobart Hurricanes won by 6 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Kings XI Punjab won by 4 wkts

World T20 League 2014

Sep 20, 2014  at Mohali

Perth Scorchers won by 6 wkts

Photos

Cobras vs Hurricanes Match 6 at Hyderabad

Videos

Daniel Flynn looks ahead to Hobart game

Brendon McCullum’s stunning fielding effort in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Anandji Dossa – a life to cherish

Asian Games Asian Games 2014 Cape Cobras Champions League T20 2014 Chennai Super Kings CLT20 CLT20 2014 Dolphins Hobart Hurricanes Incheon Asian Games India at Asian Games 2014 Kings XI Punjab

CLT20 2014: KXIP’s Thisara Perera feels it’s good to have variations in bowling

Asian Games 2014: Sri Lanka women beat Hong Kong in women’s cricket

KXIP coach Sanjay Bangar says there’s scope for lot of improvement in their CLT20 2014 campaign

Ben Cutting signs 3-year contract with Brisbane Heats

CLT20 2014: Uphill task for Perth Scorchers as they face upbeat KKR

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014: Key Clashes

Chennai Super Kings’ top five batting performances

Asian Games 2014: Afghanistan eye cricketing glory after 2010 heartbreak

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights CLT20 2014: Northern Knights likely XI

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014 – Hurricanes’ likely XI

Fan of the Day

Edward Knowles

Edward Knowles

447 Posts | 1 Fans

Video: Brendon McCullum's amazing fielding in CSK vs Dolphins CLT20 2014 match

HTC Desire 816G vs HTC Desire 816: Here’s what’s new

Hobart Hurricanes vs Northern Knights, Match 9, CLT20 2014: Key Clashes

Asian Games 2014: India’s Y Sapana Devi finished with 7th place in wushu changquan final

NGOs pursue education for all

International programme in Animal Husbandry

Bigg Boss 8 episode 2: Upen Patel makes Sukirti Kandpal cry – View pics!

White tiger kills youth in Delhi zoo

CLT20 2014: KXIP’s Thisara Perera feels it’s good to have variations in bowling

Bigg Boss 8 Contestants: Is Sushant Divgikar the new VJ Andy of the house?

Jolla smartphone price, specifications and features

Also on cricketcountry.com

Play Fantasy Cricket & Win

Cash Daily! Click here