SunRisers Hyderabad are currently fifth in the IPL 2020 points table with three wins and as many losses. The Hyderabad franchise are currently contesting against Rajasthan Royals (RR) and one will help them enter the top four of points table. However, the race is tough as Mumbai Indians, Delhi Capitals, Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore have done well in the season.
Former India spinner Pragyan Ojha has backed SRH to reach the IPL 2020 playoffs. He believes the Hyderabad franchise will be one of the four franchises to proceed in the further stage of the tournament. Ojha also mentioned that David Warner and Jonny Bairstow are looking in good touch and will be the key for the side.
Injuries for SRH have been unfortunate: Pragyan Ojha
SRH have lost their star players Mitchell Marsh and Bhuvneshwar Kumar to injuries for the rest of the season. Ojha believes that the injury concerns for the side have been really unfortunate but they have come back strongly despite that.
“This will be an interesting game (SRH vs RR). For me the SRH are there in the top 4 teams this IPL. They have a good team. They also now look better after their openers David Warner and Jonny Bairstow have fired. The way these two are batting, that’s where the key lies for the SRH in IPL 2020,” Pragyan Ojha told Sports Today.
“For them, whatever has happened in the past, has happened. They have had some unfortunate injuries and have missed out on their players [Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mitchell Marsh], but they have come back strong and have played good cricket,” he added.
India fast bowler Khaleel Ahmed has bowled exceptionally and looked to fill in the big boots of Bhuvneshwar Kumar. New Zealand captain Kane Williamson has stepped in place of Mitchell Marsh and has played some important knocks.