Sunrisers Hyderabad came into the 2015 edition of IPL with a lot of expectations riding on them. Although the team did not have a lot of so-called ‘Big Names’ in their roster, they did have enough fire power to pose a threat to the other teams.
With just a couple of games away from the play-offs, Sunrisers Hyderabad have a big chance of making the cut and their journey so far in the 2015 IPL is worth a recap.
Mixed Start by Sunrisers Hyderabad
The first match of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2015 IPL was against Chennai Super Kings. A 45 run loss was clearly not the start that Hyderabad wanted, but it is what they got. The team however rebounded well in the second game against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
They defeated Bangalore by eight wickets, after an impressive outing by Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner.
The joy did not last long as the Sunrisers Hyderabad suffered two back-to-back defeats subsequently against Rajasthan Royals and Delhi Daredevils. The loss against Rajasthan was a narrow one and it was arguably the most thrilling match featuring Hyderabad this season.
Some rain and Duckworth-Lewis rule came to their rescue in the next game as they defeated reigning champions Kolkata Knight Riders by 16 runs. The inconsistency of Sunrisers Hyderabad was there to be seen in the next match itself. It was Mumbai Indians who ruined the party for Hyderabad this time as they ran away with a 20-run win.
Back to Winning ways
Sunrisers Hyderabad found their best spell in the 2015 IPL after the Mumbai Indians’ game. They started with a win against Kings XI Punjab in Mohali. Later, they went on to upset Chennai Super Kings, before being put back in their place in a tie against Kolkata Knight Riders.
David Warner’s team then notched three wins in a row. Rajasthan Royals were their first victim and the victory came by 7 runs. The margin was reduced by one run in the next game against Delhi Daredevils but it was a win nevertheless.
With their latest win against Kings XI Punjab, Sunrisers Hyderabad have stamped their credentials as a playoff contender in 2015 IPL.
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