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Difficult to predict Trent Boult, says Wriddhiman Saha

Kings XI Punjab wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha on Tuesday said it was difficult to predict Sunrisers Hyderabad pacer Trent Boult.

Sunrisers beat Kings XI by 20 runs on Monday.

“He bowls a good yorker and has good pace too. You can’t predict whether he is going to bowl the yorker or something else. I was thinking he would bowl a yorker as he had done earlier but then it didn’t happen (as I thought and got out to a miscued shot),” Saha was quoted as saying by the official IPL website.

With a gutsy 33-ball 42, Saha took the fight to the Sunrisers. Coming in to bat at 53/4 in pursuit of 151, he built a 44-run stand with Axar Patel to create a few nervous moments for the visitors.

“Last season the batsmen were getting to 50s. This year we haven’t had those many 50s and we haven’t been able to build partnerships as well. There have been some wrong shots played, and times when we have not been able to rotate strike when needed, and then (piling of) dot balls (has created pressure),” said Saha.

“The middle-order is looking a bit weak. We have always been together as a unit – through the highs and lows – which is a positive for us and we will work towards winning the remaining games.”

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