IPL 2021: Winning Is A Habit, Losing Too
Winning is a habit! The phrase is often used to describe good, consistent performance by a team or individual in the field of sports.
Losing also becomes a habit. It is these words that one is always wary of. Yes, losing is not a habit that is practiced or desired, but it can unknowingly become a situation within a team.
In the IPL, we have noticed that when things are not going well for a side, they see a downward spiral emerge and it becomes extremely difficult to resurrect things.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have had a tough going this edition. Nothing went their way from the beginning. With just 2 wins from 10 games, they are placed at the bottom of the points table. The winners of 2016 and runners-up of 2018, this season has seen them struggle to find a win.
A batting order that boasts of world class batters like Dawid Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Wiliamson, all-rounder like Jason Holder and skilful player in Rashid Khan, the Indian talent of Manish Pandey, Bhuvneshwar Kumar have all been a pale shadow of their past. The combination has just not clicked this season for the franchise.
The lack of form has plagued them big time. The worse being that this lack of form came for more than one player at the same time. Warner, who has been such a major contributor with the bat in Sunrisers' wins, has struggled to lead them to wins.
A change of captaincy in the middle of the season indicated that things are not the healthiest best in the dressing room. The pressure of expectation and deliverance is massive.
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