Deccan Chargers skipper Kumar Sangakkara believes spin will play a big role in his team’s clash with the Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.
The Eden Gardens wicket is expected to be low and slow, but while Sangakkara concedes the wicket will certainly favour the spinners, he refused to commit to opening with a spin as he did in Deccan’s first game against Rajasthan.
“Looking at the wicket, spin in the first few overs may just be a great option and can be an attacking one. But you have to play it according to the situation. You cannot just plan everything and use spin in the first few overs for the sake of it,” said the Sri Lankan.
“It looks like a wicket that lacks pace and bounce and may just help the slow bowlers. We have got a couple of good spinners in (Pragyan) Ojha and (Amit) Mishra. Also Jean-Paul Duminy can be handy with his off-spin,” he added.
The Chargers lost to the Royals by eight-wickets but Sangakkara remains upbeat about his team’s prospects, insisting that one loss is not the end of the world.
“It was disappointing to lose that game. We had got off to a great start; it’s just that we lost too many wickets too quickly. We bowled excellent, we were right in the match till the about the 18th-19th over,” he explained.
“Our batting is very good…One cannot judge your batting by just one game. We have some quality players. It does not matter how many runs you have scored.” Cricket365