‘Dynamic’: Moises Henriques’ wealth of knowledge knows no bounds in the Indian Premier League. The Australian off-roader has appeared for six different IPL franchises, currently representing the Punjab Kings, and somehow was only in the XI three times this season at IPL 2021. The battle for the four foreign players has always been pretty close in the IPL, even more so for PBKS, which feature Chris Gayle, Nicholas Pooran, Aiden Markram, and Adil Rashid, to name a few.
Playing his first season in four years, scoring 16 runs, and taking a wicket isn’t the kind of outing that would guarantee a foreign player a spot in the XI of an IPL team, it’s not the kind of competition out there, and especially when PBKS is at stake. a tough position – fifth on the points table with four competitive games to go – but if Henrique is to be believed, there was much more to his performance than meets the eye.
“For me, it’s about basically improving what I can to try and help the team win games. That’s what I’ll be focusing on and have focused on for the last few months – continuing to try and develop my bowling to be as adaptive as possible. With my batting as well, I’m trying to work on some different things to help improve my power-hitting, because I was batting a little bit lower in the first half of the season than what I’ve probably been used to,” Henriques told The Hindustan Times
PBKS has hacked and changed a lot this season. In the last two games, they made three changes: two overseas, which brought Gayle and Nathan Ellis over Rashid and Fabian Allen.
‘Dynamic’, ‘Was batting lower in first-half’: And replaced Ishan Porel with leg puncher Adil Rashid. So if you think that only foreign players are facing the heat, something else comes up, as Henriques rightly pointed out.
More than his bowling alley, Henriques has only pitched once in his last 10 games, hitting is something that could be extremely useful for PBKS. However, that doesn’t mean Henriques isn’t focused on his mid-pace.
‘Dynamic’, That kind of speed is ideal on the courts of the UAE and while Henriques hasn’t played much lately, there’s no reason to believe why the 2021 IPL might not be the tournament that will get him going again.
Whenever he gets a game, Henriques knows the players to target with the bat and the ball. In the first stage, when he played against KKR, Sunil Narine cleaned him up to be someone Henriques wants to level him with. Besides Narine, names like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Steve Smith are every bowler’s dream.
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