IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad's David Warner lauds Rashid Khan's preparedness to tackle Wankhede dew

Hyderabad: Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner praised Afghanistan's teenage spin sensation Rashid Khan for delivering another impressive Indian Premier League (IPL) performance at a venue known for sporting thick dew at night.

Rashid Khan in action against Mumbai Indians. Sportzpics

Rashid Khan in action against Mumbai Indians. Sportzpics

The Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai is known for heavy dew, which makes the bowlers' life even more difficult, and with Sunrisers Hyderabad defending a modest total of 158, Rashid conceded just 19 runs from his four overs and took the key wickets of Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma.

"It's always a tough ground to defend, we knew there was going to be a bit of dew," Warner told IPLT20.com.

"It's tough circumstances (bowling) out here with the dew. That was something always in the back of my mind, whether (Rashid) was going to be able to handle that."

The 18-year-old reaped the reward for practising with a wet ball ahead of the match.

"At training, credit to him, he put a ball in a bit of water and practised on that. To come out here and bowl the way he did... What a fantastic bowler."

Last night's showing continued what's been an impressive beginning to Rashid's IPL career.


Published Date: Apr 13, 2017 09:28 pm | Updated Date: Apr 13, 2017 09:28 pm