SunRisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner expressed his disappointment at Monday’s loss against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Dubai. SunRisers Hyderabad suffered an unthinkable collapse in pursuit of 163 as their middle-order fail to stand up after their top-order batsmen threw away promising starts. Meanwhile, David Warner revealed why Kane Williamson missed out on the first game.
Kane Williamson, who is one of the calmest and elegant batsmen in T20 cricket, did not feature in the playing eleven against RCB for their opening clash. Instead, the Orange Army accommodated all-rounder Mitchell Marsh, who got injured in the first over itself. He came out to bat limping and Shivam Dube dismissed him in the first delivery. SunRisers Hyderabad lost the first game by ten runs.
Kane Williamson served as the captain of Hyderabad in 2018 in the absence of David Warner in 2018. The New Zealand captain guided them to the finals of the competition where they comprehensively lost to Chennai Super Kings. Williamson’s 735 runs also earned him the Orange cap that edition. With the ability to control the innings and play the big shots, the 29-year old was all the SunRisers needed when the wickets kept tumbling.
“He hurt his quad (quadriceps) while training the other day” : David Warner
David Warner underlined that Kane Williamson had injured his quadriceps in a training session with Mohammad Nabi. The southpaw, who became the victim of an unlucky run-out the other night for a single-digit score, said that they wanted to play two spinners here. However, the team decided to stick with a bowling all-rounder in Mitchell Marsh, who hit the wicket as hard as he could. Warner concluded by expressing his disappointment by his ankle injury.
“Kane Williamson is not fit, he hurt his quad (quadriceps) while training the other day and (with) Mohammad Nabi. We felt playing two spinners here. Given the thought process, we wanted to chase which probably was not an option if we got stuck the other way, so we went with bowling all-rounder hitting the wicket as hard as we could. Obviously, disappointing for Mitchell (Marsh) to go down as he did,” the 33-year old said in the post-match press conference.