SunRisers Hyderabad batsman and captain David Warner has already established himself as one of the best openers in IPL. David Warner possesses the range of shots and his hand-eye co-ordination makes him a massive threat to even the best of the bowlers. On Thursday against Kings XI Punjab, the southpaw became the first batsman in IPL to amass 50 fifty-plus scores.
David Warner stands head and shoulders above his compatriots in the list that includes the likes of Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina. Virat Kohli, who is the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, has the second-most in this regard with 42. Suresh Raina, who is not part of the current IPL edition, has 39 while AB De Villiers and Rohit Sharma has 39 and 38 respectively.
David Warner reached the second fifty of 2020 IPL after his first half-century came against Mumbai Indians in a losing cause. The southpaw top-scored with 60 against Mumbai Indians in Sharjah as SunRisers Hyderabad faced a steep chase of 209. However, despite his best efforts, Warner could not take the team over the line as they fell 34 runs short.
David Warner falls for 52 to Ravi Bishnoi:
Meanwhile, the 33-year old got removed for 52 off 37 deliveries by young leg-spinner Ravi Bishnoi in the 15th over of the innings. After electing to bat first, Warner and Jonny Bairstow got Hyderabad to a flying start and put 160 for the opening wicket. Bairstow fell three runs short of his second IPL hundred with Kings XI Punjab trying hard to pull their opponents back.