Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batting coach and West Indies legend Brian Lara is excited about the upcoming season of the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The 52-year-old got an opportunity to interact with the Hyderabad players during a training session and gave them some valuable insights.
Brian Lara wants the SRH batters to have a clear idea of their roles and responsibilities. He believes this clarity in the thought process will certainly help him get the best out of the IPL team.
In a video posted by Sunrisers Hyderabad on YouTube, Brian Lara was seen giving his thoughts on the upcoming IPL season. Here’s what he had to say:
“Very excited about the prospects of the season coming up. In terms of the batting aspect of it, I would like us to have a bit of a storyline where we go out as a team and the openers have a particular job.
The No. 3, No. 4, No. 5 and right through the innings we know what to expect from each player in different situations.”
Aggression needs to be mixed with thinking: Brian Lara to SRH batters
So far, Lara has been impressed with whatever he has seen of the Hyderabad batters in the nets. Although they have been aggressive, the 52-year-old wants them to inculcate the habit of thinking smart even while batting in the nets. He opined:
“All these youngsters, it is very important to get them involved and get them to understand what their responsibilities are. In the nets a lot of aggression is pretty cool but in the middle I would like to see it mixed with a bit of thinking upstairs.”
Lara is of the opinion that if the batters show presence of mind in the nets, it will help them deal with world-class bowlers on the field. The West Indies great added:
“Net bowlers is one thing but when you have world-class bowlers when the tournament starts, you need to have that mindset in the nets as well. Pretty impressed with what I have seen so far.”
SRH will open their IPL 2022 schedule against the Rajasthan Royals at the MCA Stadium in Pune on March 29.