Sunrisers Hyderabad won six matches in the league stages and got only 12 points under their belt. However, the Orange Army became the first side to qualify for the playoff stages with only 12 points. David Warner and Jonny Bairstow were the strength of the batting order.
However, Sunrisers Hyderabad’s journey in the tournament was put paid when they lost against Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator contest. In fact, Hyderabad was led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kane Williamson as the latter was not available in the initial stages due to his injury.
Here is the squad rating of Sunrisers Hyderabad:
David Warner: 10/10
David Warner scored 692 runs in the 12 matches of the season and bagged the Orange Cap. Warner was once again at his best as he made a solid return to competitive cricket. The southpaw batsman scored his runs at an average of 69.2 and at a staggering strike rate of 143.68. In fact, Warner had promised VVS Laxman 500 runs before the season and he made sure he lived up to the promise.
Jonny Bairstow: 9/10
The England opener had a majestic debut season in the IPL. The right-hander amassed 445 runs in the season and also became the leading run-scorer in the maiden season of the IPL. The talisman batsman was at his best and scored two fifties and one hundred for Orange Army.
Kane Williamson: 4/10
Kane Williamson was not at his usual best in the 12th edition of the IPL. The stylish batsman scored 156 runs in the nine innings he played for the franchise. He scored one fifty but apart from that knock, he had a forgettable edition. In fact, the right-hander was the Orange Cap holder in IPL 2018.
Manish Pandey: 8/10
The right-hander was not at his best in the first half of the season. However, Manish Pandey was able to turn the tables in the second phase when David Warner and Jonny Bairstow left for national duties. Pandey amassed 344 runs in the 11 innings at an average of 43.
Vijay Shankar: 5/10
The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was able to get off to starts however he was not able to convert them into substantial scores. Shankar accumulated 244 runs in the 14 matches at an average of 20.33. Thus, Shankar could not live up to the expectations for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Deepak Hooda – 4/10
The right-hander had a disappointing season as he could provide the finishing touches to the team’s total. Hooda could only score 64 runs in the seven innings he played. The Baroda off-spinner scalped one wicket.
Yusuf Pathan: 3/10
The veteran batsman had a poor season as he failed to get going. The right-hander scored only 40 runs in the eight innings. Moreover, Yusuf Pathan was sloppy in the field and fluffed catches for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Mohammed Nabi: 8/10
Mohammed Nabi impressed with the ball as well the bat. The Afghanistan talisman all-rounder eight wickets and scored 115 runs at an impressive strike rate of 151.32 in the seven innings. Thus, he provided the finishing touches to his team. In fact, Nabi had scalped seven wickets in the first four matches.
Sunrisers Hyderabad could not come up with collective team effort.
Wriddhiman Saha: 6/10
The wicket-keeper batsman got his chances after Jonny Bairstow left for England. Saha played some good cameos when he was promoted to open the innings. The right-hander 86 runs in the five innings at a blistering strike rate of 162.26 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Rashid Khan: 8.5/10
The talisman leg-spinner was once again right on the money. Rashid Khan scalped 17 wickets in the 15 games he played for the franchise. The Afghan spinner bowled at a majestic economy rate of 6.28. In fact, many teams adopted a strategy in which they didn’t take on the attack against Rashid Khan.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 6.5/10
Bhuvneshwar Kumar also led SRH when Kane Williamson was not available. However, the team’s pack leader was at his best in the IPL 2019. Kumar scalped 13 wickets in the 15 matches he played. Furthermore, he bowled with an economy rate of 7.81 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Khaleel Ahmed: 9/10
The southpaw seamer didn’t get his chances in the first phase of the tournament. However, when an opportunity was thrown at Ahmed he made sure he grabbed it both hands. Ahmed snared 19 wickets in the nine matches and bowled with an economy rate of 8.24.
Sandeep Sharma: 7/10
The swing master had a decent season for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Sandeep Sharma scalped 12 wickets in the 11 matches he played for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The right-arm pacer bowled with an economy rate of 7.27.
Siddarth Kaul: 3.5/10
Siddarth Kaul didn’t have the dismal season as the pacer took only six wickets in the seven matches he played. Moreover, he bowled at an expensive economy rate of 8.96 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.