Sunrisers Hyderabad climbed to the top half of the points table earlier by winning three of five games they played but are facing testing period by losing two games in a row. They slipped to the sixth position in the points table and need to make a few repairs in the line up to bounce back and make their way to the playoffs.
David Warner is the highest scorer for the side and Jonny Bairstow is also the crucial batsman to watch out for in the top order. Since Australia and England cricket boards might call them back to home keeping world cup season in mind, they might not play in the second half of the tournament. Hence, the team needs to look for alternate players for this arrogant batting pair.
David Warner is the Orange cap contender with 400 runs from 7 innings. Sandeep Sharma holds the record of highest wickets for the side with 8 wickets, Mohammed Nabi picked seven wickets, Rashid Khan and Siddharth Kaul picked six wickets and Bhuvneshwar Kumar had five wickets under his belt.
Jonny Bairstow added 302 runs from seven innings and Vijay Shankar amassed 132 runs. He is the only batsman after David Warner and Jonny Bairstow to add 100 runs for the side. On the other hand, Manish Pandey and Deepak Hooda made very disappointing performances in the past seven games. In the game against RCB, centuries by David Warner and Jonny Bairstow and 4-wicket haul by Mohammed Nabi helped the team out to win over them.
Against Rajasthan Royals, the team won by the contributions of David Warner, Yusuf Pathan, and Rashid Khan. David Warner added a fifty from this game. Against Mumbai Indians, they lost the game by collapsing to 96/10 by the majestic performance of Alzarri Joseph, who picked 6/12.
They lost the game against KXIP by the knocks of KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal though David Warner slammed a decent fifty. The Orange Army lost another game against Delhi Capitals though the opening stand of David Warner and Jonny Bairstow added 92 runs of 116 scored by the team. Sunrisers lost eight wickets off 15 runs in this game.
The skipper Kane Williamson played just two games off seven games due to a shoulder injury and wants to bounce back and show his regular gaming style. On the other hand, Sunrisers need to win at least four out of seven games to stay in the competition for the playoffs. Their current run rate is 0.409. They finished the previous season in the second place and want to regain their past dominance in the tournament at any cost.