Sunrisers Hyderabad made a strong comeback into the tournament by winning consecutive games. Their bowlers were firing on all cylinders and it was a formidable pace attack. But, as they say, T20 is a format in which one has to adapt, and this time, except Bhuvneshwar Kumar, everyone has struggled to be economical.
The operating income of the team is around USD 6.6 million and it is currently owned by Emerging Media Ltd. As it has an abundance of superstars from the shortest format of the game, its market value is likely to increase. If they manage to win the league this time, it will add a cherry to the cake as well.
Currently, the team is valued at USD 850 million. The revenue and operating income are not available. But, the team is owned by CVC Capital Partners. This team has the Narendra Modi International Stadium as their home ground. As this team is new to the circuit, it will take up some time to increase its value.
The defending champions are out of the tournament. It seems like they took too long to find out the best combination from the current squad. However, they can work out the remaining games and bring out some wins. It will be interesting to see how captain Dhoni selects his team.
Kohli managed to score a half-century against Gujarat, but his strike rate was too low. Even though RCB piled up 170 runs on the board, they lost the match as Gujarat’s batting was on song. Later on, on the 4th of May, they had a good start to the match as their top order had a 62-run opening stand.
This week, the captain scored a quick 77 from 51 balls. His innings comprised four fours and five sixes altogether. Apart from that, he found a partner in the form of Deepak Hooda. The all-rounder scored 52 runs from 34 balls to help his team put up a big score on the board.
While chasing LSG’s huge total, DC managed to score 189 runs in their 20 overs. In their last few games, they have found a solid batter in the form of Rovman Powell. Adding on, Axar’s 42 runs were a huge plus for the team as well in the same game.
As Sandeep Sharma was introduced into the side, he became an excellent bowling companion for Kagiso Rabada. Sharma was able to hold on to one end and gave away only 17 runs in his four overs. Rabada, on the other hand picked up four wickets.
The Kolkata Knight Riders had a perfect week as they managed to beat the Royals. While bowling first, they restricted them to a below-par score of 152/5 in 20 overs. This was never enough for the Royals as poor captaincy and batting cost them the match.
Against RR, Mumbai had a terrific outing with the ball as they managed to restrict a strong RR line-up for 158 runs. The five-time champions chased the target without breaking any sweat. With Suryakumar smashing a half-century, things started to fall in MI’s favour.