David Warner, SRH captain, credited T Natarajan, Rashid Khan and Manish Pandey for brilliant performances and was proud of his team despite being eliminated after losing to Delhi Capitals. SunRisers Hyderabad produced some impressive performances during the tournament with several players rising to the occasion.
The usual performers like David Warner, Rashid Khan, and Kane Williamson produced the goods. Still, players like Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, and Manish Pandey also played crucial match-winning roles rising to the occasion.
David Warner: T Natarajan Is A Find Of IPL 2020 As He’s Been Outstanding Along With Spinner Rashid Khan And Batsman Manish Pandey
T Natarajan impressed everyone with his accurate bowling as SRH relied on the young pacer during crunch situations with Bhuvneshwar Kumar ruled out due to injury. T Natarajan bowled maximum Yorkers in the tournament.
He was even selected as one of the net bowlers for Australian tour based on an impressive performance in IPL. T Natarajan took 16 wickets in 16 matches while spinner Rashid Khan was their leading wicket-taker with 20 wickets in 16 matches averaging 17.2.
SRH captain David Warner was also impressed with T Natarajan and Rashid Khan’s display as maintained that he was proud of his team despite failing to make it to the final.
“First and foremost, no one gave us a chance at the start. Mumbai has a great team, Delhi as well, and RCB, but I’m proud to be where we are today.”
“Natarajan is a find of this IPL, and he’s been outstanding. Rashid has been amazing, and so has Manish Pandey at No. 3. From an all-round perspective, it’s been great. I’d like to thank all our supporters at home.” Warner, however, admitted that fielding let his team down in the tournament.
SunRisers Hyderabad went on a four-game winning streak which pushed them to Qualifier 2 of the IPL 2020. But that fairytale run was cut short by the Delhi Capitals on Sunday. SRH weren’t able to get the best performance out of their players at Abu Dhabi as they fell short by 17 runs to crash out of the tournament.
SRH managed 172/8 falling short of Delhi’s 189/3 as Kagiso Rabada picked 4 wickets and Marcus Stoinis picked 3 after Shikhar Dhawan scored 78. Kane Williamson’s 67 off 45 balls wasn’t enough for SRH.
David Warner: Attitude Due To Dropped Catches And Sloppy Fielding Has Let Hyderabad Down
Among batsmen, skipper David Warner was 3rd among leading run-scorers in IPL 2020 with 548 runs averaging 39.14 in 16 matches. Manish Pandey too scored 425 runs in 16 matches averaging 32.69. Jonny Bairstow and Kane Williamson scored 345 and 317 runs respectively. The injuries to key players like Wriddhiman Saha, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mitchell Marsh and Vijay Shankar also bothered them.
“The main thing is attitude in the field. You can’t win if you don’t take catches, so that, we’ll have to do much better next time – that’s what’s let us down in this tournament – the attitude on the field,” said the explosive opener David Warner.
Asked about the impact of the injuries to key players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Wriddhiman Saha, he said, “It has been difficult, but the rest of the players have been excellent in their roles to get us where we have gotten today.”
The final of the IPL 2020 will be played on 10th November at the Dubai International Stadium between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals.