Sunrisers Hyderabad had a horrific season to forget as they finished at the bottom of the league stage with six points from 14 matches.
The 2016 IPL champions were outplayed in all departments starting from their opening position in the batting order, and the middle order woes continued to haunt the team’s chances in the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad saw captaincy change in the middle of IPL 2021
The performance of the team was so dismal that the team had to change their captain in the middle of the season, with New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson being reinstated in his position in place of Australian David Warner.
Warner struggled with his batting form at the top as he could only put 195 runs from eight games, and hence he was dropped from the team in the latter part of the tournament.
Sunrisers Hyderabad management wasn’t in sync: Brad Hogg
Former Australian spinner Brad Hogg feels that the Sunrisers Hyderabad team management wasn’t working together for the team’s cause, which was something that went wrong for the Orange Army.
“Their management wasn’t in sync. They had Tom Moody overlooking the new coach. You can’t have the past coach overlooking the new coach. So it just doesn’t work, and it causes a few problems,” Hogg said on his YouTube channel.
“They had issues in their leadership group as well, dropping David Warner,” he added.
Ahead of IPL 2022, there will be new rules and regulations for the mega auction as teams will be completely reframed with the players. As a result, each team will retain only three players in their squad, with the rest of the players undergoing the hammer.
It looks uncertain that SRH will retain the Australian opener if we look at how things folded in the last two weeks as Warner, who helped them to lift the 2016 IPL title, was cheering for the team, from the stands.
SRH won matches against Punjab Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2021.