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Ultra-aggressive cricket transformed T20 but must be replicated in WC: Langer

IPL teams have scored 200 or more 37 times this season so far but LSG managed to achieve the feat only once -- against Chennai Super Kings last month -- and Langer admitted that they had struggled in the powerplay.

News Arena Network - New Delhi - UPDATED: May 14, 2024, 10:12 PM - 5 mins read

Ultra-aggressive cricket transformed T20 but must be replicated in WC: Langer

Ultra-aggressive cricket transformed T20 but must be replicated in WC: Langer

Lucknow head coach Justin Langer during a practice session.


Ultra-aggressive cricket, especially in the powerplay, has transformed the shortest format but it remains to be seen if the players can replicate it in the upcoming T20 World Cup in the Americas, said Lucknow Super Giants head coach Justin Langer.

 

IPL teams have scored 200 or more 37 times this season so far but LSG managed to achieve the feat only once -- against Chennai Super Kings last month -- and Langer admitted that they had struggled in the powerplay.

 

"The Lucknow wicket has been a real contest between bat and ball whereas a lot in this tournament has been very one-sided towards the bat. So that's certainly, we haven't capitalised in our powerplay like some of the other teams have," Langer said after LSG lost by 19 runs to Delhi Capitals here on Tuesday night.

 

"...it's been amazing watching some of these powerplays. It's almost transformed the game. And whether people can continue to do this and whether they can do it during the World Cup, time will tell. But it's certainly been ultra-aggressive cricket." Defending 209, DC had reduced LSG to 71 for 5 but pace all-rounder Arshad Khan gave a real scare when he slammed an unbeaten 33-ball 58 before the hosts held their nerves to limit the visitors to 189 for 9.

 

"I think Arshad is a very good cricketer. You saw that he swung the ball early. He's a good fieldsman and to be able to bat like that, he's a very good package," Langer said.

 

"I've thought the whole way through watching this tournament that he's got huge potential and he showed some of that tonight. So when he becomes more consistent, particularly with his bowling, he could be a real handful and a very, very good all-around cricketer."

 

For DC, Tristan Stubbs was sensational as he smashed a 25-ball 57 and then returned to take a wicket.

 

"I think Tristan Stubbs, that wicket was important obviously. We tried (Deepak) Hooda when the two left-handers were in and he got a wicket for us two games ago, he didn't get one this game, whereas Stubbs did," Langer said.

 

"So I thought if we had been a little more intelligent with our batting today, that was a chaseable score on this wicket. He's (Stubbs) a very good cricketer. I've been seeing the power plays in the first six, but we're also seeing the way some of these teams are finishing off, and I think Stubbs is an outstanding cricketer."

 

Talking about the focus on match-ups these days, Langer said: "There's so much data these days, so when you do your analysis leading into every game and what often happens traditionally is left-handers don't have as much impact on the game against off-spin when the ball's spinning away.

 

"You saw Bishy (Ravi Bishnoi) bowled beautifully when they're spinning away, whereas when the ball's spinning back into the left-hander or the off-spin is spinning back into the right-hander, it tends to be more in the arc to be hitting some of these sixes.

 

"So generally the thinking is that the ball that's turning away from the batsman, left or right, is the way that most teams tend to match it up. Often when a wicket quickly falls, you look to get an off-spinner on ... and the truth is, there's not too many Ravi Ashwins or Nathan Lyons in the world. So it's a specialist role, that's why often part-timers are used."

All Indian bowlers are doing a good job: Amre

DC is missing some key players but they ended things on a high and assistant coach Pravin Amre credited the backup players and Indian bowlers for producing the goods.

 

"It's a new team, I look personally at many positives. As a find, Jake, Stubbs, and Porel are good finds for us and even Rasik. I think last four games, he really contributed well and as an Indian, bowling in death overs, I think that's a specialist job. He backed himself very well," he said.

 

"So I think last four or five games, all Indian bowlers are doing good job. I think that was very important for us, like the way Khaleel, Mukesh and Ishant bowled, I think that was very positive for us as a franchise.

 

"In IPL, you have to expect the unexpected. Harry Brooks was not there, then (Mitchell) Marsh had to go, and also (David) Warner got injured. So the auction table team was not playing but the backup players came and delivered. To finish at number five, I think that's a special achievement."

 

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