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IPL 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman supports Super Over concept

August 16, 2015, 11:21 PM IST
IPL 8: Sunrisers Hyderabad mentor VVS Laxman supports Super Over concept

Mumbai: Sunrisers Hyderabad team mentor VVS Laxman said on Friday that he supports the concept of "Super Over" in Twenty20s as it excites the crowd and enables a team to get a result in case of a tie, negating the possibility of shared points.

Kings XI Punjab defeated Rajasthan Royals via Super Over in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad on Tuesday.

Sunrisers Hyderabad face Mumbai Indians at the Wankhede Stadium here on Saturday. The visitors come into the match after a 16-run win over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a rain-affected match via the Duckworth-Lewis method on Wednesday.

"It's good to have a Super Over, because at the end of the match you want a result. You don't want teams to share points. It's exciting and also has something for the crowd," Laxman said at the pre-match press conference here.

"It is also not time consuming, it's equal to both the teams. It's not something which favours just one team. I favour it more than the bowl out. In bowl out one can be unlucky sometimes," he said.

Their opponent Mumbai Indians have lost five out of six outings so far in the ongoing season. Batting has been a problem for Mumbai in the season, specially at the beginning of an innings.

When asked if Hyderabad's fast bowling duo Dale Steyn and Trent Boult would both be in the squad on Saturday to outclass the Mumbai batsmen, the 40-year-old said: "That's a possibility. But let us see how the wicket is on Saturday. We haven't taken any decision yet on the playing eleven. On Saturday we will take the final call."

The former Indian batting great said despite the home side being in poor form, Hyderabad are no taking Mumbai lightly.

"Mumbai didn't play to their potential till now, but they have got a dangerous batting line-up. They have got match winners in them. It's important for us to focus on what our strengths is and what we have to do right to have the right result on our side," Laxman concluded.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
IND
9 7 1 1 15 +0.80
2
AUS
9 7 2 0 14 +0.86
3
ENG
9 6 3 0 12 +1.15
4
NZ
9 5 3 1 11 +0.17
5
PAK
9 5 3 1 11 -0.43
6
SL
9 3 4 2 8 -0.91
7
SA
9 3 5 1 7 -0.03
8
BAN
9 3 5 1 7 -0.41
9
WI
9 2 6 1 5 -0.22
10
AFG
9 0 9 0 0 -1.32

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 6420 123
2 India 6807 122
3 New Zealand 4763 113
4 Australia 5470 112
5 South Africa 5193 110
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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