CLT20 2013: Shikhar Dhawan admits he had to use Amit Mishra in a better way

Shikhar Dhawan (right) had given just one over to Amit Mishra in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s eight-wicket win over Kandurata Maroons © IANS

Mohali: Sep 18, 2013

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain Shikhar Dhawan admitted that he wanted to use man-of-the-match Amit Mishra better in the second match after giving him only one over in the first match.

Mishra, who had figures of one for 13 against Faisalabad Wolves, was given only one over by Dhawan against Kandurata Maroons.

“Steyn got back nicely. Our spinners, Karan [Sharma] and Mishra bowled beautifully. Especially, Mishra who bowled very well. I knew I had to use him better this time and he responded very well,” Dhawan said at the post-match press conference when asked about the reason for giving Mishra a solitary over yesterday.

Even Mishra didn’t hide his surprise at being underbowled in the last match.

“I was also a bit surprised but then he is the captain.”

While Dhawan scored 59, his counterpart Misbah-ul-Haq scored 56 and the Sunrisers skipper attributed it to smart cricket.

“We [himself and Misbah] both are in good form and playing smartly, that’s the reason we are consistent.”

Rival skipper Misbah was a disappointed man despite having couple of good knocks in both matches.

“It’s good for me [to score runs] but not good for the team. At the moment, it’s not helping.”

Asked about the positives for the Wolves, Misbah said,” The experience of playing here is really good for the guys who haven’t played international games. It’s good to learn what’s going on in international stages. It’s a great opportunity for them.”

Wolves have a match left against the Maroons and Misbah wants his boys to end with a win.

“I think it’s time for the guys to show something now, they have experience of two games now. We’ll try to come good in the next game and go home with something positive.”