Sunrisers Hyderabad keep surprising its fans with unwanted records now and then. They were miserable in the last season of the IPL, and the players they retained for IPL 2022 were not good enough.
Kane Williamson is one of the best batters, without any doubt, but the likes of Abdul Samad and Umran Malik are raw players who need time to contribute in the toughest league. Rashid Khan, David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were released ahead of the mega auction.
The current squad looks too fragile to handle the challenge posed by the rival franchise. Sunrisers registered the lowest powerplay total in the history of the tournament. Chasing 211 to win, they accumulated 14/3 against Rajasthan Royals. Prasidh Krishna, Trent Boult and Yuzvendra Chahal didn’t allow the batters to score freely from the start.
Lowest scores in the IPL Powerplay
SRH – 14/3 against RR*
RR – 14/2 against RCB
CSK – 15/2 against KKR
CSK – 16/1 against DC
KKR – 17/4 against RCB