IPL 2013: Pune Warriors haven't done well in powerplays, feels Allan Donald

The Warriors, who have slumped to two straight losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kings XI Punjab, got a timely boost ahead of their third tie against Rajasthan Royals with Yuvraj Singh declared fit to play.

updated: April 10, 2013 17:58 IST
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Pune: Pune Warriors head coach Allan Donald said it may be the fear of failure that has resulted in openers Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey failing to take advantage of field restrictions at the beginning of their innings during the team's first two IPL games.

"Manish Pandey and Robin Uthappa are attacking batsmen, but they seem to have gone into a shell during the powerplay overs. It could be the fear (of failure)," said Donald ahead of the Warriors' match against Rajasthan Royals on Thursday.

"It's my responsibility to help them. The mission is to get off the blocks and show some intent," he added.

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