New woe in Sunrisers Hyderabad as Wriddhiman Saha and Vijay Shankar sustain injuries


2020 edition of Indian Premier League has witnessed a lot of thrilling games so far and David Warner led Sunrisers Hyderabad got a massive blow on their way to qualify for the playoffs despite a convincing victory over Delhi Capitals by 88 runs. Wriddhiman Saha, who was in a formidable form with the bat for SRH, is doubtful for the upcoming game against Royal Challengers Bangalore as he has sustained a groin niggle.

Along with this, all-rounder Vijay Shankar too got an injury in his hamstring while bowling his second over against Delhi. The captain David Warner confirmed both injuries during the post-match presentation but he was hopeful about their return.

“Unfortunately, he’s (Saha) got a little groin niggle but hopefully, it isn’t too bad. Shankar has a hamstring issue as well,” said Warner. “As for Rashid, it is incredible that he’s taking so many wickets and not going for runs, especially given the dew and the moisture here. We’ve got games at Sharjah to go so hopefully we can put on a show there.”

However, Sunrisers Hyderabad put an all-round show against Delhi Capitals and beat them on Tuesday. Warner smashed a fifty inside the powerplay. He smashed every bowler before getting out for 66 runs in just 34 balls.

On the other hand, Wriddhiman Saha smashed 87 runs in 45 balls, where he smashed 12 fours and 2 sixes. On the back of their innings, SRH put up a huge total of 219/2 in 20 overs.

After the game, David Warner explained that a few changes in the batting technique helped him to score big.

“Tonight, as I said at the toss, I was looking to bat first. Losing the toss I wasn’t disappointed. We had to take their fast bowlers on. I’ve decided to go back to 2009 and open the front leg a little bit and clear these grounds. I took a bit of responsibility at the top of the order, and take it to the bowlers,” he told.

“It’s tough to play orthodox cricket in these conditions, so I have to open up 360 degrees. Difficult decision to leave Jonny out and get Saha in, and especially batting a batsman like Kane at 4. An incredible knock from Saha though and his strike-rate in the powerplay was incredible,” he concluded.

Sunrisers will take on Royal Challengers Bangalore and Mumbai Indians in their next two games. If they could manage to win both their remaining games then there will be a slight chance to qualify for the playoffs.

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