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The assistant coach of the Punjab Kings on the youngster: “He Can Be A Match-Winner”

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Brad Haddin, the assistant coach for Punjab Kings, believes that young opener Prabhsimran Singh plays in a “high pressure” position and has the potential to be a very “dangerous” player once he develops consistency. The 22-year-old wicketkeeper-batter had struck a magnificent 60 off just 34 balls against Rajasthan Royals, but in the following two games, he was dismissed for consecutive ducks. Haddin affirmed that the opener’s spot in the starting XI is secure, nevertheless, and predicted success in the forthcoming games.

“We’ve seen how talented he is playing against Rajasthan Royals. Haddin revealed this following his team’s six-wicket loss to Gujarat Titans on Thursday. “When he gets in, he’s got a lot of power and plays a lot of shots around the field and he can be a match winner,” Haddin said.

So, all that’s left is for him to finally comprehend his tempo and his job. In the first six overs, we’re going to support him in playing a style of game that we require, and it’s going to be a high-risk game. You will therefore witness both good and awful performances. Haddin responded, “Yeah, we’ve got a lot of options in our squad, but at the moment he’s role is safe up there at the top, to play really proactive game,” when asked if Punjab have enough options at the top of the order in case Prabhsimran continues to misfire.

He plays in a high pressure role, there in the first six overs, take the game on so we’re satisfied with where he’s at. We’ve seen in this tournament that if you give the boys a couple of extra games that they generally come good, they’re incredibly excellent players.

He would undoubtedly benefit from a few more runs, but you know the upside—when he gets things right and develop some consistency—he will be a very dangerous player for a while. After being requested to take first strike, Punjab’s subpar batting once again proved to be their downfall as they could only muster a meager 153 for 8. Gujarat ultimately overcame the goal with one ball remaining despite the bowlers’ best efforts to prolong the game.

“I think our batting today made the difference in the game; we probably left 20 to 30 runs on the field in the end.

“I thought Hyderabad bowled well in our last game, but this time it was probably our fault with the bat for not taking advantage of a few guys who got in and probably been a little bit more proactive to find those 20 and 30 runs,” said the team captain. Haddin responded when asked if the batters’ strike-rate was a problem, “Yeah, clearly it is a significant aspect of this game. We saw players gain momentum in the last game, so it’s important to recognize when to take the game on, when to take your medicine, when to get off strike, and when to work the ones and twos before the boundaries typically follow. Star all-arounder Liam Livingstone arrived from England on Monday and joined the club on Thursday.

Haddin responded when asked for a status report on him: “He just got off a flight; over the next couple of days, we will see where he’s at. He has only recently returned from a long-term injury, so we have only had a chance to observe him for the past 24 hours. We’ll learn a lot more in the upcoming game. On Saturday, Punjab will play Lucknow Super Giants.

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