“We can still qualify”- Nicholas Pooran hopeful of SRH qualifying for playoffs 2022 IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad as they defeated Mumbai Indians by 3 runs in the IPL 2022 at the Wankhede Stadium on Tuesday evening. With this win, SRH remain alive in the play-offs race.

Sunrisers Hyderabad started IPL 2022 with two successive defeats, but they went on to win their next five successive matches. Although, they are again on a losing streak, and they have lost their last five games on the trot.

With Sixth wins in 12 games in the tournament, Sunrisers Hyderabad can reach a maximum of 14 points.

They still have some permutations and combinations left to qualify for the playoffs of the tournament.

SRH’s chances of finishing in the top four spots on points have improved to 12.5% after Tuesday’s win.

They can do that by winning their last game and if RCB lose their last match to GT.

If that happens, SRH will finish with 14 points and be joint fourth with two (DC, RCB) or three (DC, RCB and KKR) other teams depending on who wins the KKR-LSG game

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s batter Nicholas Pooran said that he is still hopeful about qualifying for the playoffs of the tournament.

They have only One more game to go. Pooran said that they are focussing to win their next games and the table will take care of itself.

“It’s been quite disappointing, the last couple of games, but in saying that we have two games left and want to finish well,” Nicholas Pooran said.

“We can still qualify, still have a chance but the table will take care of itself once we get those victories.”

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) batter Nicholas Pooran clearly said that he missed the chance of doing something special for his team in the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL).

“Just focusing on what we have to do as a team. We want to finish this tournament on a high. There’s a possibility that we can qualify as well. For that to happen, we need to win our two games. I’ve been doing the job that I have been asked to do,” Pooran was quoted as saying prior to the match.

Also he added,

“The last couple of games were disappointing for me. I ran out of partners in a couple of games that I felt like I could have done something special. Having said that, in these two games I am looking forward to continue doing what the team requires me to do,” 

Pooran played his role to perfection as well scoring 38 runs in 22 balls but it was Tripathi’s knock that stole the limelight.

Pooran has scored 301 runs in IPL 2022 at an average of 43.83, courtesy of a couple of half-centuries. He also has an amazing strike-rate of 146.11.

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