IPL 2020: 3 mistakes committed by SRH against KKR

IPL 2020: 3 mistakes committed by SRH against KKR

SRH never looked in the contest after posting a below par total with the bat.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

Sunrisers Hyderabad faced a massive defeat against Kolkata Knight Riders in their second game. It is their second consecutive loss and the 2016 champions are yet to open their account in IPL 2020. Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan chased down the total quite comfortably for KKR as they won the game with two overs to spare. Despite KKR losing wickets early in the chase, SRH never looked in contest.

They are always criticized for depending on their overseas players and that also became the reason for their defeat against KKR. Before going into the next match, they need to find an ideal balance for their team and for that to happen, they need to find several remedies. SRH made various mistakes and that led to their one-sided defeat after winning the toss.

Here are the 3 mistakes committed by SRH against KKR that led them to a one-sided defeat:

1. No intent from Wriddhiman Saha

SRH roped in Wriddhiman Saha in place of injured Vijay Shankar. However, the move of batting him at no. 4 turned out to be a disaster for the Hyderabad franchise, as the wicket-keeper batsman wasted a lot of balls in the middle overs. He played with no intention of changing his gears and that resulted in his team finishing with a below-par total.

2. Bowling attack extremely dependent on Rashid Khan

Even after scoring 142 runs, SRH started their bowling on the right note. They dismissed three batsmen in first 7 overs and the contest was quite balanced then. However, Shubman Gill and Eoin Morgan decided to play Rashid Khan’s overs quite carefully and that didn’t allow him to pick any further wickets to post that. The rest of the bowlers looked quite average and the over-dependency on their lead bowler turned out to be harmful to SRH.

3. No plan B in batting

With David Warner and Jonny Bairstow, SRH has one of the most powerful opening pairs in the tournament. However, both of them didn’t play a big knock today and that created big trouble for SRH. They didn’t have any plan B if their star openers fail and the same happened today. Manish Pandey and Saha took a lot of time to insulate the collapse and SRH weren’t able to accelerate. The orange army needs to find a way out if both the openers don’t perform and if that doesn’t happen, SRH’s batting looks quite vulnerable.