Good learning for team, Poor shot selection did not help: LSG skipper KL Rahul after defeat against GT


Pune: Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul said that facing such a terrible defeat against Gujarat Titans, is good learning for his team as they were unable to capitalise on their bowlers’ performance.

KL Rahul was distraught after Lucknow Super Giants lost to Gujarat Titans by 62 runs to Gujarat Titans on Tuesday but said he did not want to overanalyze the defeat and added that poor shot selection did not help his team.

“Some poor shot selections and a runout didn’t help… some good learning from this for us hopefully. A loss for this is not what a team wants but sometimes you need a little reminder to keep turning up every game and keep doing our best,” KL Rahul said.

KL Rahul said the situation of the game demanded a different start to the chase but their powerplay score was far from ideal. Inside the first six overs, LSG had lost four of their batters and they could never recover from the early jolts.

“These low totals, you want to make use of the Powerplay. So for me and Quinton, it was about getting the team off to a good start, not necessarily getting off to a 60-run Powerplay, but at least get to 35 or 45 without losing too many wickets would have been ideal and set us up.

“Because we knew the pitch was going to grip a bit and scoring runs after the Powerplay and hitting boundaries might be difficult so we took a few chances that didn’t come off.

In the middle, we knew that their spinners will be difficult to score off, but having said that we have to find ways to score runs against good opposition on tricky pitches,” he said.

“Obviously we’re not going to sit back and overanalyze a game like this. What we want is energy and intensity in the field and that was quite good while we were fielding. Batting, you get one chance and you can make a mistake. So you don’t want to overanalyze a game like this,” he said.




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