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IPL 2014: SRH is peaking at the right time, says Darren Sammy

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Darren Sammy is confident that Sunrisers Hyderabad will qualify for play-offs second year in a row

As the tournament enters its business end, the fight for the play-off spots intensifies. Darren Sammy however is confident that Sunrisers Hyderabad, currently perched at 5th position, will make it to the play-offs.

“We have not performed at our best but we are peaking at the right time and by the time we qualify for the play-offs, we might be playing the best cricket and we will then eye the next stage,” Sammy told PTI in an interview.

“We are working well as a unit. The team players have gelled well and are performing to the best of their ability. And hopefully we will get better as the tournament progresses,” he added.

West Indies’ Sammy, who recently announced his retirement from Test cricket after being replaced by Dinesh Ramdin, said that cricket is a team sport and not about individual members. “For me it’s not difficult to play under somebody. I can adapt to any situation. I remember playing with Kumar Sangakkara last season. And he had no problems sitting in the dug out as skipper and was happy with Cameron White in charge. So it’s all about the team and not about individuals,” Sammy said.

When asked about his decision on the retirement, the 30-year-old said, “The long Test tours always kept me away from my wife. Now I will get enough family time and that is good for me personally. And I think my best years are ahead of me. I have improved as a player especially in one-day cricket.”

Sammy concluded by stating that he is enjoying the IPL. “I am having a great time in the IPL. I am fit and will devote all my energy to limited-overs cricket,”

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