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Harsh call to drop Manish Pandey from the match against DC: David Warner

April 26, 2021

Written By,

Ankit Seth

Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper David Warner stated that dropping veteran batsman Manish Pandey was a harsh decision taken by selectors. Sunrisers Hyderabad witnessed their fourth loss of the season after the team's agonizing Super Over defeat against DC on Sunday. Virat Singh came in as Pandey's replacement in the playing XI and. The young batsman scored only 4 runs off 14 balls.

Manish Pandey has been a part of the tournament since the maiden season of the IPL. He has featured in 149 matches, scoring 3369 runs. Despite this, the batsman has been warming the bench off late for the 2016 champions. The right-handed batsman, who has been an essential member of the SRH team, was dropped after the third game. Till the third match, Pandey had scored 101 runs in 3 games, including a 61 not-out. David Warner admitted that leaving out Manish Pandey, who has been their fixed No.4 for a long time, was a harsh call from the selectors.

SRH is placed seventh in the points table

Delhi Capitals defeated Sunrisers Hyderabad in the season's first Super Over. The nail-biting encounter had gone down to the last ball as both teams fought to claim their dominance in the competition from now on. DC opening batsman Prithvi Shaw was given the player of the match award for his brilliant fifty during the first inning of the game. With the help of Shikhar Dhawan, Prithvi Shaw, Rishabh Pant, and Steve Smith, Delhi Capitals posted a total of 159/4 in the allotted 20 overs. 

SRH came in to bat in the second inning and lost their star opener, David Warner for just 6 runs. The Australian batsman was run out by Kagiso Rabada. England wicketkeeper-batsman Jonny Bairstow scored 18-ball 38 before Avesh Khan removed him. Kane Williamson, who scored 66 runs off 51 balls, failed to get his team over the line, and the match ended in a tie. In the super over, SRH captain David Warner and Kane Williamson came in to bat first. They put up a total of 7 runs. Delhi Capitals batsmen Rishabh Pant and Shikhar Dhawan quickly chased down the target in six balls. The Orange Army will next take on Chennai Super Kings at the Arun Jaitely Stadium in New Delhi on April 28. After losing to DC, SRH is spotted seventh with one win in five games.

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Written By,

Ankit Seth