Harry Brook’s poor performances in the ongoing IPL 2023 season have been a topic of discussion, with the exception of his magnificent century against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the iconic Eden Gardens. In the remaining six matches, he has scored only 63 runs, and this has raised questions about his ability to perform on Indian pitches.
In their last match against Delhi Capitals, Brook scored only seven runs off 14 deliveries before getting out while attempting an audacious scoop shot, and former cricketer Kevin Pietersen was quick to criticize Brook’s shot selection. “I just don’t understand the shot actually…I dunno, maybe I’m old fashioned – fine leg back, not a good shot,” Pietersen said while commentating on the match.
Delhi Capitals won the match against Sunrisers Hyderabad by seven runs, defending a total of 144 runs. Manish Pandey and Axar Patel’s partnership helped Delhi put up a defendable total, and they were able to take advantage of SRH’s slow approach in the second innings. Follow your favourite IPL team with attractive cricket betting odds from 1xBet.
While Heinrich Klaasen tried his best to get the job done for SRH, he ultimately got out after scoring 31 runs off 19 deliveries. Mukesh Kumar’s excellent performance with the ball in the last over ensured that Delhi Capitals won the match.
Patel also claimed a couple of wickets along with his valuable contribution of 34 runs with the bat. As a result, he was adjudged the Player of the Match as well.
It remains to be seen whether Harry Brook can bounce back and justify his place in the Sunrisers Hyderabad’s playing XI as the tournament progresses. Follow 1xBet Sports to get the latest updates from IPL 2023.