sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad had the biggest fall compared to the 2020 season, going from third place to the very bottom. They finished the 2021 edition with just three wins from 14 matches.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

Sunrisers just did not turn up. Even when the first leg started in India, they took as many as four matches to register their first win.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

They lost another three before the IPL was postponed, and then started the UAE leg with another two defeats.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

Only one win from their first nine games meant their season was virtually over well before it actually was.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

The loss of form for David Warner and the unavailability of Jonny Bairstow in the UAE leg meant their bowlers had to do the heavy lifting again, but Sunrisers' inability to cross 150 regularly hit them hard.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

They started the season by squandering chases in matches they could have won. It was because of the old issue: an inexperienced and feeble middle order.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

And when they batted first, they crossed 135 only twice in five attempts and defended only one of those totals successfully.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

In the bowling too, T Natarajan's Covid-19-enforced absence dented their plans and the high economy rate of Sandeep Sharma and Bhuvneshwar Kumar in non-swinging conditions didn't help either.

sunrisers hyderabad : ipl2021

Rashid Khan was their leading wicket-taker once again and Jason Holder also inspired them in the UAE leg with his strikes, but if there's one team that needs a complete overhaul, it's Sunrisers.