IPL 2013 preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Moody backs Sangakkara to come good against Chennai Super Kings

Hyderabad's Australian Tom Moody says his team has sorted out its batting blues as a spot in the top 4 of the Indian Premier League looms large. New track at Uppal likely to see good scores.

updated: May 08, 2013 17:59 IST
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Sunrisers Hyderabad and Chennai Super Kings approach Wednesday night's IPL match at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad with different aspirations. While former champions and tournament pacesetters CSK are two wins away from a playoff berth, a victory for Sunrisers not only mean a cent per cent home (win) record but a No. 4 spot ahead of Bangalore.

Hyderabad coach Tom Moody feels his batsmen have sorted out a few worries to put up challenging totals on difficult tracks. The giant Aussie is backing skipper Kumar Sangakkara to come good at a time when the team is hitting a crucial phase of the league.

"We were very aware in our mid tournament review that there are certain areas we needed to sharpen up and the batting is certainly one of them. Our batsmen have had to deal with pretty tough surfaces and if you look at the average of totals in the games that we have played, they have all been relatively low. The pleasing thing for me is that different players have done well on different occasions," Moody said.

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