Sunrisers Hyderabad are currently languishing at the bottom of the IPL 2021 points table. The IPL 2016 champions racked up just a solitary win in India before the tournament was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic. When the tournament resumed in the UAE, SRH showed no sign of intent in the second phase of the IPL.
Meanwhile, David Warner was axed from his captaincy. Notably, Warner was the one who steered Sunrisers to maiden IPL glory in the 2016 season by beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. Kane Williamson was appointed the captain of the Orange army this season but the tactics didn’t reap rewards.
On the contrary, SRH team management didn’t show interest in Warner in a couple of games. Warner was dropped in two games so far this season. One of the most destructive opening batsmen across formats, Warner was not in playing XI against Rajasthan Royals.
David Warner hints at leaving Sunrisers Hyderabad
The SRH team management made up their mind to drop David Warner in the wake of his terrible batting form this season. Warner managed to score 195 runs in 8 games at a poor batting average of 24.37. Although he scored two half-centuries this season, he has been inconsistent more often than not.
SRH had dropped four players namely David Warner, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Khaleel Ahmed. These players are out of form at the moment. SRH dropped those four players and replaced them with Jason Roy, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg and Siddarth Kaul.
Nonetheless, the biggest shock was Warner’s exclusion from the playing XI. Warner continued his poor form by scoring 0 and 2 in the last two games in the second leg. Hence, Warner was dropped which gave space for Jason Roy to open the innings. Roy justified his place by scoring 60 off 42 balls (8 fours, 1 six).
Meanwhile, SRH were totally not happy with Warner’s omission from the game. Several fans slammed the team management for dropping Warner. One of the fans asked whether David Warner is in the ground or not?. To which Warner replied: “Unfortunately won’t be again but keep supporting please”
Rajasthan Royals posted 164/5 with the help of Sanju Samson’s 82 off 57. SRH chased down the target in 18.3 overs. The Sunrisers won the game by seven wickets and secured their second win of this season. Jason Roy was named the Player of the Match for his impressive batting.