Rajasthan Royals team director Kumar Sangakkara said one among the top four of his batting line-up will have to score big for the side.
“…you see the ability, there is just need to build those partnerships and one of the top four they need to get a big score,” Sangakkara said in the post-match press conference.
“We need to bat smartly in the powerplay and keep those partnerships going and one or two need to score those big scores. Unfortunately, today we didn’t manage that,” Sagakkara said.
“The middle order and lower middle order really fought well and that was quite impressive to see.”
“I thought Shivam batted really well and showed a lot more intensity and awareness than in the other three games.”
“…(we) have to tie together good performances with the bat, not just with the ball and back it up with some really good fielding,” he pointed out.
“…you’ve got to be much better at executing your game plans and keep that self-belief and self-confidence going…It’s only been four games, but you know, games can go by quite quickly so we’ve got a lot of thinking to do,” he explained.
“I thought it was an exceptional innings…he kind of anticipated some of the deliveries that were going to be bowled with the fields set,” Sangakkara said.