Puno, May 11: Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul has said the 62-run crushing loss at the hands of the Gujarat Titans will not affect the team’s “energy” and “intensity” on the pitch as they take on upcoming opponents to secure a placed in the last four. at LPI 2022.
Capitalizing on the win against LSG, the Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans secured a playoff spot on Tuesday night.
LSG are in an excellent position to secure a place in the final four as they have 16 points. But they still have to win one of their two remaining games to ensure there are no surprises later, given that two teams, Rajasthan Royals and RCB, have 14 points each, while Delhi Capitals and Sunrisers Hyderabad have 10 points each. . — they can also claim the final four spots as long as they win the remaining three games.
The LSG patron admitted that this was not the time to “overanalyze” but to keep the energy and intensity intact on the pitch.
“Obviously we’re not going to sit down and overanalyze a game like this. What we want is energy and intensity on the field and that was pretty good as we played. Batting, you get a chance and you can make a mistake. So you don’t want to overanalyze a game like this. You want to learn from it and see how we can do better if we put ourselves in a situation like this again,” Rahul said.
The captain said he knew the wicket would play poorly, adding that the batsmen should have applied better than the 82 runs they managed in the 144 chase.
“We all knew it looked like a tough wicket. That’s how it was played here for the last two or three games we played here. We knew it was a tough, challenging pitch. But I think we pitched really well. Restricting a team under 150 is really commendable on any pitch and the bowlers did their job. We should have hit a lot better. Some poor shot selections and a run didn’t help.” He added that the loss would serve as a wake-up call as the tournament nears the end of business.
“Hopefully there’s some good learning from this for us. A loss for this isn’t what a team wants, but sometimes you need a little reminder to keep showing up in every game and keep doing our best. These low totals, you want making use of the power play. So for me and Quinton (de Kock), it was about getting the team off to a good start, not necessarily having a 60-run power play, but at least getting to 35 or 45 without losing too much land. been ideal and set us up.
“Because we knew the pitch was going to grab a little bit and scoring runs after the power play and hitting the bounds could be tough, so we took some chances that didn’t come up. In the middle, we knew their spinners would be hard to score, but having said that, we have to find ways to score runs against good opponents on tough pitches. That’s something we need to learn and figure out.”