Mumbai: Aware that they are up against a formidable batting side, Kings XI Punjab chief coach Darren Lehmann says their bowlers will have to do the job against Mumbai Indians, here on Monday.
"Mumbai played really well (against RCB). Obviously they are a dangerous side, so we will have to bowl really well. If we have any strength, it`s our bowling. So I expect us to bowl well," said the former Australian Test cricketer. "Mumbai are a quality side and they have played really well of late. So for us, we have to be on top of our game to beat them," he added.
Conceding that their batsmen have not performed to the expectations level, Lehmann felt they seemed to have improved over the last few matches. "Our bowling hasn`t been good enough, although our batting has been more impressive in the last few games. Even in Kolkata I thought we batted okay. We thought 150 were enough (against KKR). But we didn?t bowl very well."
"They are always tough to beat at Kolkata for example. I thought we batted reasonably well. It was a spinning track, but this one here is a batting track and hopefully our batsmen can play with freedom and play the strokes," Lehmann said. While MI have 10 points from 8 games, Kings XI are struggling with four wins and four losses at the half-way stage of their league campaign....more
12:24 AM, Apr 29, 2013