Sunrisers Hyderabad batsman Kane Williamson has said that his team will be difficult to repeat their title-winning performance from last season and they need a different move for IPL 2017.
Kane thoughts of Coach Tom Moody, who felt a particular brand of cricket doesn’t guarantee success all the time.
Kane said to ESPNcricinfo in the event of the season-opener between Sunrisers and Royal Challengers Bangalore. “Yeah, it’s never easy [to replicate the performance of last year], but I think it’s important that you go into it with an open mind and look to take it on, perhaps, a little bit different because things won’t always be the same as they were.”
“I look forward to the first game against Bangalore, should be a tough one.”
According to the Williamson, joining well as a team will remain critical to attaining the kind of results that SRH had last season, mainly as they have a small number of fresh faces in their 25 member unit.
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The aggressive champions bought eight players at the auction in February, like four players from outside off-loading six from previous year’s squad.
Williamson said “Our team is a little bit different to what it was last year. Lot of similar faces, but there are some new players, so it is important we gel well with a slightly different unit.”
“Always tough backing up [what Sunrisers did in 2016], but we have actually quite a new-look side this year as well with a slight change of personnel. But that’s very exciting.”
William said about a previous year, “Lat year, I think as a team we gelled really well. There were a number of great contributions from the likes of David Warner and Mustafizur Rahman, who were brilliant throughout the campaign, but there were also a number of cameo performances that assisted all the way along, so there was a good team culture last year,” he added.
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“It is great playing in the IPL, meeting a bunch of new guys and players that you played against a lot in the international calendar and a lot of local talent as well. So, it is always nice coming here,” said Williamson.