IPL 2020 – VVS Laxman not worried by Sunrisers Hyderabad’s middle-order troubles

The Sunrisers Hyderabad registered their first victory in three attempts this season when they beat the Delhi Capitals by 15 runs in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday. Questions about their middle order – an issue that’s dogged the Sunrisers for the last few seasons as well as the start of this one – still persist, and their mentor VVS Laxman inevitably had to field them at a media interaction organised by the franchise on Thursday.

Laxman said it was simply an issue of the younger players in the middle order not getting too many opportunities yet to showcase their skills.

“I know there’s too much talk about the middle order. But to be fair, none of the middle-order batsmen got an opportunity in the last two games [against the Capitals and the Kolkata Knight Riders],” Laxman said. “That’s a talking point as far as the Sunrisers’ franchise is concerned, but deep down, we all have a lot of confidence…

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