Last season, David Warner was a man on a mission. He came, he saw and he delivered. Warner had missed out on the season before, but knowing well that he had limited time before joining the World Cup camp, promised the coach that he’d score a minimum of 500 runs. He plundered 692 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad in 12 outings but that proved inadequate as the team faltered and finished fourth.
Trevor Bayliss has replaced Tom Moody as the coach and Warner is back at the helm this season, as the Sunrisers aim to reprise their 2016 feat. It’s easier said than done.
The Game Of Wits
The Hyderabad outfit will be wary of the pitfalls that derailed their campaign last season when they begin their campaign against Virat Kohli’s star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai on Monday, notably the dysfunctional middle order.
The Warner-Jonny Bairstow combination – beneficiaries of the three-day quarantine rule – was so successful that the middle order had little to do, but on occasions they were required to step up, they were found wanting. The Sunrisers believe they have addressed the situation with their latest acquisitions, but the fact remains that they would be relying heavily on the top three of Warner, Bairstow and Manish Pandey.
The last five games between the sides have seen honours being shared with one game abandoned.
It should be a game of wits as well as resolve what with the players – barring the Australians, English and West Indians – looking to dust off the rust.
Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore have enjoyed a rivalry wherein no one has dominated for long periods of time. Royal Challengers Bangalore seemed to have held the initiative at the beginning but Sunrisers Hyderabad have hurt them at crucial intervals of the tournament, whether it is knocking them out of the play-off race or whether in the final. It is the battle between Virat Kohli and David Warner, two run-machines in the IPL. Warner has held the Orange Cap three times while Kohli has topped the batting charts of Royal Challengers Bangalore for the last four years.
Ahead of their IPL 2020 clash at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking for a settled line-up while Royal Challengers Bangalore, with a ‘balanced’ side will be determined to shun their underachievers tag and go one step ahead in the quest for that elusive IPL title.
Total number of matches played: 15
Matches won by RCB: 6
Matches won by SRH: 8
Matched played in Bengaluru: 8 (RCB 5, SRH 2)
Matches played in Hyderabad: 7 (RCB 1, SRH 6)
RCB average score against SRH: 162
SRH average score against RCB: 176
Most runs for RCB: 504 (Virat Kohli)
Most runs for SRH: 562 (David Warner)
Most wickets for RCB: 10 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most wickets for SRH: 14 (Bhuvneshwar Kumar)
Led by Virat Kohli since 2013, RCB are perhaps the biggest underachievers in the history of the T20 tournament. They may have finished runners-up thrice but for a franchise that has had some of the biggest stars over the years, to not win a single title must hurt.
RCB past records
2008 – 7th
2009 – Runners-up
2010 – Playoffs (3rd)
2011 – Runners-up
2012 – 5th
2013 – 5th
2014 – 7th
2015 – Playoffs (3rd)
2016 – Runners-up
2017 – 8th
2018 – 6th
2019 ‘ 8th
RCB’s IPL Performance
RCB have come close to winning the title on 3 occasions. However, they have been known for being an inconsistent group. 8th, 6th and 8th-place finishes over the last 3 years doesn’t read well for a team that has somexciting firepower.
RCB IPL Stats in UAE
Total match played – 5
Win – 2 loss -3
2 half-centuries have been scored by RCB players in the UAE; one each from Yuvraj Singh and Parthiv Patel.
16 sixes have been hit by RCB players in the UAE.
57* by Parthiv Patel against the Mumbai Indians is the highest individual score by an RCB player in the UAE.
70 all out against Rajasthan Royals is the lowest team total by RCB in the UAE.
148/5 against Kolkata Knight Riders is the highest team total by RCB in the UAE.
POSSIBLE XI AND PLAYER ANALYSIS AND HEAD TO HEAD AGAINST SRH:
Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal/Parthiv Patel , Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers (WK), Shivam Dube, Moeen Ali, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal and Umesh Yadav
Aaron Finch (RH) :-
IPL 2019 : Not played
H 2 H against SRH :13 M, 144R, 24AVG
Parthiv Patel (LH & WK):-
IPL 2019 : 14 M, 373R, 16.3AVG
H2H : 12 M, 179R, 26.6AVG
Virat Kohli (RH):-
IPL 2019 : 14 M, 464R, 33.1AVG
H2H : 13 M, 504R, 45.8AVG
Moeen Ali (LH & OB):-
IPL 2019 : 11 M, 220R+6W, 27.5AVG
H2H : 3 M, 77R+1W, 25.5AVG
AB de Villiers (RH):-
IPL 2019 : 13 M, 442R, 44.2AVG
H2H : 13 M, 398R, 33.2AVG
Shivam Dube (LH & RMF):-
IPL 2019 : 4 M, 40R, 13.3AVG
H2H : 1 M, 5R, 5AVG
Chris Morris (RH & RFM):-
IPL 2019 : 33 O, 13W, 23.5AVG
H2H : 30 O, 9W, 26.4AVG
Gukeerat Singh mann (RH, RAO) :-
IPL 2019 : 3 M, 98R, 32.6AVG
H2H : 4 M, 112R+1W, 28AVG
Umesh Yadav (RF):-
IPL 2019 : 38 O, 8W, 46.3AVG
H2H : 51 O, 12W, 38.1AVG
Navdeep Saini (RF):-
IPL 2019 : 48 O, 11W, 36AVG
H2H : 4 0, 2W, 19.5AVG
Yuzvendra Chahal (LS):-
IPL 2019 : 49 O, 18W, 21.4AVG
H2H : 42 O, 10W, 34.5AVG
Washington Sundar (LH, RAO)
IPL 2019 : 9 O, 4W, 18.5AVG
H2H : 9 O, 3W, 20.7AVG
Dale Steyn (RAF) :-
IPL 2019 : 8 O, 4W, 17.2AVG
H2H : 2 O, 0W, – AVG
Mohammed Siraj (RAM) :-
IPL 2019 : 28 O, 7W, 38.7AVG
H2H : 12 O, 4W, 26.4 AVG
PLAYER RECENT FORM :-
Aaron Finch (RH) : 39, 40, 46, 55
Parthiv Patel (LH & WK) : 3, 37, 15, 0
Virat Kohli (RH) : 11, 38, 11, 45
Moeen Ali (LH & OB) 23, 13, 2, 61
AB de Villiers (RH) 6, 71, 25, 2
Shivam Dube (LH & RMF) 5, 12, 3, 18, +1w
Chris Morris (RH & RFM) 21+2W, 21+2W, 14+3W, 11+1w
Pawan Negi (SLA) 38/2, 19/0,
Umesh Yadav (RF) 46/0, 10/0, 39/1, 36/3
Navdeep Saini (RF) 23/2, 29/0, 23/3, 18/2
Yuzvendra Chahal (LS) 28/0, 38/1, 36/1, 33/0
Dale Steyn (RF) 14/0, 15/0, 18/1, 37/1
Mohammed Siraj (RFM) 28/2, 16/0, 37/3, 15/3
Washington Sundar (RAO) 20/1, 24/0, 37/2, 29/1
Devdutt Padikkal (LH) 32, 87, 57, 2
Sunrisers Hyderabad has been an impressive side since its debut in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL), and will be an option once again among favourites in IPL 2020.
With David Warner reinstated to the captaincy and World Cup-winning coach Trevor Bayliss taking over coaching duties, Hyderabad looks to be in great shape for IPL 2020
IPL performance :-
2013 – 4th
2014 – 6th
2015 – 6th
2016 – winner
2017 – 4th
2018 – 2nd
2019 – 4th
SRH IPL STATS IN UAE
Total match played – 5
Win – 2, loss – 3
2 half-centuries scored by David Warner is the most number of half-centuries scored by a SRH player in the UAE.
3 half-centuries have been scored by SRH players in the UAE. These have been scored by two players – David Warner (2) and Aaron Finch (1).
3/19 by Bhuvneshwar Kumar against Kings XI Punjab is the best bowling performance by a SRH player in the UAE.
7 sixes hit by David Warner is the most number of sixes hit by a SRH player in the UAE.
8 wickets taken by Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the most number of wickets taken by a SRH player in the UAE.
121 all out against Kings XI Punjab is the lowest team total by SRH in the UAE.
184/1 against Delhi Capitals is the highest team total by SRH in the UAE.
David Warner (C), Jonny Bairstow (WK), Manish Pandey, Priyam Garg/Virat Singh, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma and Khaleel Ahmed
Kane Williamson has very good record against RCB so they may prefer him over M Nabi.
PLAYER ANALYSIS AND HEAD TO HEAD AGAINST RCB
David Warner (LH):-
IPL 2019 : 12 M, 692R, 69.2AVG
H2H : 16 M, 792R, 60.9 AVG
Jonny Bairstow (RH & WK):-
IPL 2019 : 10 M, 445R, 55.6AVG
H2H : 1 M, 114R, 114 AVG
Manish Pandey (RH):-
IPL 2019 : 12 M, 344R, 43 AVG
H2H : 12 M, 213R, 21.3 AVG
Vijay Shankar (RH & RMF):-
IPL 2019 : 15 M, 244R+1W,
H2H : 3 M, 57R, 28.5AVG
Kane Williamson (RH) :-
IPL 2019 : 9 M, 156R, 22.8AVG
H2H : 5 M, 262R, 65.5AVG
Mohammed Nabi (RH & OB):-
IPL 2019 : 8 M, 115R+8W, 19.1AVG
H2H : 6 O, 4W, 9.2AVG
Rashid Khan (LB):-
IPL 2019 : 60 O, 17W, 22.1AVG
H2H : 20 O, 7W, 23.3AVG
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (RFM):-
IPL 2019 : 59 O, 13W, 35.4AVG
H2H : 55 O, 14W, 31.5AVG
Siddarth Kaul (RFM):-
IPL 2019 : 27 O, 6W, 40.3AVG
H2H : 19 O, 5W, 31.6AVG
Khaleel Ahmed (LFM):-
IPL 2019 : 35 O, 19W, 15.1AVG
H2H : 4 O, 3W, 12.3AVG
Sandeep Sharma (RAM) :-
IPL 2019 : 42 O, 12W, 29.3AVG
H2H : 43 O, 21W, 16.3
Abhishek Sharma :
IPL 2019 : 2 O, 1W, 21 AVG
H2H : NOT PLAYED
PLAYER RECENT FORM :-
David Warner (LH) 3,6,24,0
Not in good form in eng odi series
T20 – 58, 57, 67, 4
Jonny Bairstow (RH & WK) 112, 0, 84 eng odi series
T20 – 55, 9, 8, 0
Manish Pandey (RH) 11, 50, 14, 14
Kane Williamson (RH) 95, 14, 51, 28
Vijay Shankar (RH & RMF) 44, 20, 27, 25 + 2W
Mohammed Nabi (RH & OB) 2+0, 0+1w, 2+0, 17+0
Rashid Khan (LB) 32/1, 23/0, 21/1, 17/1
Bhuvneshwar Kumar (RFM)
41/2, 36/0, 36/0, 23/1
Siddarth Kaul (RFM) 46/1, 5/0, 46/0, 10/0
Khaleel Ahmed (LFM) 19/0, 20/2, 19/0, 20/1
Sandeep Sharma (RAM) 26/0, 19/1, 50/0, 26/1
Dubai International Cricket Stadium
Last 3 years:
Total matches 52.
Batting First Won: 26
Batting 2nd Won: 26
Overall wicket should be neutral. Generally scores in the vicinity of 150 are seen. As per Ricky Ponting and last match pitch has some grass covering on it so pace bowlers will get some support in the initial overs. Seamers found plenty of assistance from the surface in the last game.
Pacers have taken 65.1% of wickets here however spinners are more economical than pacers.
Overall Stats of This Venue:
Average 1st Innings Score: 144
Average 2nd Innings Score: 122
Total Matches Played: 61
Batting First Won: 34
Batting Second Won: 26
Recent Few Matches: (Most are weak Teams):
PNG 128/8, Netherland: 134/3
Ireland 135/10, NAM: 108/10
PNG: 130/5, NAM: 112/5
Recent Strong Teams matches:
PAK: 166/3, NZ: 119 (Pace: 6, Spin:5)
NZ: 153/7, PAK: 154/4 (Pace: 7, Spin:2)
PAK: 150/5, AUS: 117 (Pace: 7, Spin:6)
DC: 157/8, KXIP: 157/8 (Pace: 10 , Spin: 4)
Some Interesting MatchUps:
Virat Kohli vs Sandeep Sharma: 46 R, 30 B, 3 D, 153.33 S.R, 15 A
D Warner vs Umesh Yadav: 8 I, 82 R, 51 B, 3 D, 27.33 A, 160.7 S.R
Manish Pandey vs Yuzvendra Chahal: 8 I, 38 R, 39 B, 2 D, 19 A, 97 S.R
Virat Kohli vs Rashid Khan: 2 I, 12 R, 14 B, 1 D, 12 A, 85.7 S.R
AB Devilliers vs Rashid Khan: 11 I, 61 R, 40 B, 2 D, 30.5 A, 152.5 S.R
J Bairstow against Spinners: In the first 6 games of the last season he dismissed by spinners all the 6 times and had scored just 40 runs on 42 balls.
K Williamson vs C Morris: 13 R, 14 B, 2 D, 6.5 A
A Finch vs Rashid Khan: 20 R, 15 B, 2 D, 10 R
Parthiv Patel vs Bhuvneshwar: 20 R, 28 B, 2 D
Stats Thats Matters:
- Rashid Khan’s economy rate in the UAE is an incredible 5.6.
- Since IPL 2018, Virat Kohli averages only 17.5 against SRH.