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Here’s Why Sacking David Warner as Captain Was a Wrong Decision by SRH Team Management

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IPL 2021: David Warner Achieves These Three Massive Milestones During CSK vs SRH Clash

Cornerstone of Sunrisers Hyderabad line-up over the years, David wasn’t just sacked as a captain but was also dropped from the playing XI for the clash against Rajasthan Royals. This came after ’s terrible campaign in the first half of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. Under Warner’s leadership, the orange army lost five of their first six games this season. Aiming for a change of fortunes, the franchise gave the leadership role to Kane Williamson and dropped Warner from the playing XI. Notably, the Aussie opener has scored just 193 in six outings this season at a strike rate of just over 110. Although his numbers aren’t sensational, was sacking him as captain a good by the orange army? Kane Williamson Replaces David Warner as Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain for Remainder of IPL 2021 Season.

The answer is a clear NO, as Warner has been absolutely phenomenal for the Orange army ever since joining the franchise in 2014. The southpaw scored runs regularly at a good pace and guided SRH to numerous victories. So far, the Australian swashbuckler has scored 4012 runs in 93 outings for Hyderabad at an average and strike rate of over 50 and over 140 respectively. Moreover, the 34-year-old has been SRH’s highest run-scorer in every season he played for the orange army. He, in fact, went on to win the orange cap as many as three times, being the only player to do so. Now, what more can a batter do in this hard and fast format? IPL 2021 Points Table Updated.

David Warner’s Batting Record For SRH

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 100/50 Highest Score
93 4012 50.78 142.82 2/40 126*

 

It’s absolutely true that players tend to lose their sheen with time. However, this case doesn’t imply on Warner. Last season, the swashbuckler scored 548 runs in 16 games and was the third-highest run-scorer of the tournament. Yes, he hasn’t performed as per his standards in IPL 2021 but he still has two half-centuries in six games.

David Warner In IPL 2021

Matches Runs Average Strike Rate 100/50 Highest Score
6 193 32.16 110.28 0/2 57

 

While his numbers with the willow are nothing short of sensational, Warner is a proven captain as well. He took over the reins of the side in the 2015 edition as Shikhar Dhawan, and Darren Sammy couldn’t do well in the leadership role in the previous seasons. His maiden season as captain wasn’t good as SRH finished at the sixth place in IPL 2015, although Warner scored 562 runs and earned the orange cap that season.

However, the next edition of the tournament, IPL 2016, saw an entirely different Warner as SRH finally tasted the glory. He led SRH from the front and guided them to their maiden title. With the bat, he scored 848 runs in 17 games, second-most for any batsman in an IPL season. Under his captaincy, SRH also went on to qualify for the playoffs in the 2017 and 2020 season.

For the unversed, Warner missed the 2018 edition of the tournament for his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering scandal. Kane Williamson led SRH in that season and in IPL 2019 as well. The orange army qualified for playoffs in both the tournaments. However, Warner took over the captaincy mantle of the 2020 season and took his side to the playoffs.

David Warner While Leading SRH

Matches Lost Tied N/R Win Percentage
67 35 30 2 0 53.73

 

With Warner being so phenomenal for SRH, it’s really difficult to understand the ideology behind his sacking. Moreover, SRH didn’t bring in Jason Roy as Warner’s replacement in the top order. They included Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi while asking Manish Pandey to open with Jonny Bairstow.

The strategic move didn’t pay off against RR as the Men in Pink walked away with a 55-run victory. Hence, it would be interesting to see how long Warner will be away from the XI. Moreover, SRH have now lost six of their first seven games and are just a couple of defeats away from getting knocked of the tournament.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 03, 2021 05:32 PM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Australia Got Distracted By Team India’s Sideshows, Says Tim Paine On Historic Series Loss in January

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Sydney [Australia], May 13: Australia Test skipper Tim Paine has indicated that his side was distracted by Team India during the tour which eventually saw the hosts losing the Test series in January this year.

India defeated Australia by three wickets against all odds in the final Test of the four-match series at The Gabba in January to take the series 2-1. Three Reasons Why Tim Paine Should Be Sacked as Australian Captain After Humiliating Test Series Loss to India.

Paine claimed that the Ajinkya Rahane-led side created “sideshows” by saying that the visitors were not going to the Gabba (venue of the fourth Test).

“Part of the challenge of playing against India is they’re very good at niggling you and trying to distract you with stuff that doesn’t really matter and there were times in that series we fell for that,” news.com.au quoted Paine as saying at a function for the Chappell Foundation at the SCG on Wednesday night.

“The classic example was when they said they weren’t going to the Gabba so we didn’t know where we were going. They’re very good at creating these sideshows and we took our eye off the ball,” he added.

The last time a visiting team came out triumphant from the Brisbane Cricket Ground was back in November 1988 when the mighty West Indian outfit under the leadership of Viv Richards thrashed Allan Border’s team by nine wickets.

What made the feat even more commendable is how Team India fought multiple injuries and mental fatigue – due to the bio-bubble restrictions — to register a win.

In the first Test against Australia, India was bundled out for 36 and there were many pundits who said the visiting team would face a 4-0 drubbing. But proving every critic wrong, the Rahane-led side registered famous victories at Melbourne and Brisbane.

The side also recorded a draw at Sydney and at every step of the way, the team overcame adversity.

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Granada vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2020-21: Marcelo Dropped From Squad After Argument With Zinedine Zidane

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Granada vs Real Madrid, La Liga 2020-21: Marcelo Dropped From Squad After Argument With Zinedine Zidane

Real Madrid have a number of injury conerns in their defence and their backline for the clash against Granada was shortened even further after star defender Marcelo was left off the squad list by manager Zinedine Zidane despite being fully fit. It is understood that the Brazilian full-back was axed from the team for Thursday’s game in La Liga due to an argument with the manager. Real Madrid Sweats it Out For La Liga 2021 Match Against Granada as the Title Race Still Remains Open.

Marcelo, who has been Real Madrid’s main left-back for over a decade, has been relegated to a back-up role by Zinedine Zidane since the arrival of Ferlan Mendy at the club. However, after the Frenchman was ruled out for the rest of the season with an injury, the Brazilin was expected to replace him in the team but has seen himself being excluded from the squad for the crucial encounter against Granada at Los Carmenes. Ronald Koeman Doubtful About Clinching La Liga 2021 Title After 3-3 Draw Against Levante.

Real Madrid Squad

According to a report from Goal, Marcelo’s exclusion from the Real Madrid squad for the Granada encounter in La Liga was due to an argument with manager Zinedine Zidane. It is understood that the Brazilian is frustrated with his depleting role and the manager’s tactics and line-up decisions in recent months with the issue coming to head at Tuesday’s training session.

The left-back has been starved of minutes this season as he is 15th in the Real Madrid squad for total minutes this term after playing the majority of the campaign as the back-up for Ferlan Mendy. It is understood that the Brazilian isn’t the only veteran frustrated with Zinedine Zidane’s tactics and there is a growing concern that the manager might leave at the end of the season.

Real Madrid will have to count on youngster Miguel Gutierrez to step up in the absence of the first-choice left-backs in the important encounter against Granada as they look to keep the pressure on leaders Atletico Madrid. With three games left in the season, Zidane men are five points behind in the La Liga title race and will be aiming to cut the gap.

(The above first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 11:36 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, entertainment and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History After Scoring In Juventus’ 3-1 Win Over Sassuolo in Serie A 2020-21 Fixture

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Cristiano Ronaldo Creates History After Scoring In Juventus' 3-1 Win Over Sassuolo in Serie A 2020-21 Fixture

Ronaldo once again created history for Juventus as he netted in the 3-1 victory over Sassuolo Wednesday. The Portuguese star netted his 100th goal for the club as he managed to get himself on the score-sheet just before half-time as Pirlo’s men still remain in contention for Champions League qualification heading into the stretch of the season. Cristiano Ronaldo, Paulo Dybala Score 100th Goal To Keep Bianconeri in Top-Four Race (Watch Goal Highlights).

With his strike against Roberto de Zerbi’s men, Cristiano Renaldo became the fastest player to reach the 100-goal mark for Juventus, achieving the landmark milestone in just 131 appearances and becoming the first player in the Italian club’s history to net a century of goals in less than three seasons.

Prior to Wednesday, only Omar Sivori and Roberto Baggio had required less than five seasons to reach the 100-goal mark. However, Cristiano Ronaldo surpassed the two, reaching the landmark in just less than three seasons having joined the Bianconeri in 2018-19 from Madrid on a record transfer fee.

100 Goals For Juventus

With his strike against Sassuolo, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner became the first player in history to score more than 100 goals with three different clubs and his national team, having achieved the feat first with Manchester United (118 goals) than Real Madrid (450 goals) followed by Portugal (103 goals).

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Cristiano Ronaldo’s contract with Juventus expires next season and at the moment there are no talks about his renewal as there is uncertainty over the Portuguese star’s future at the club following an underwhelming campaign as this season saw the Bianconeri unable to defend the league title for the first time in 10 years and battling for Champions League qualification.

(The above story first appeared on Onhike on May 13, 2021 10:30 AM IST. For more news and updates on politics, world, sports, and lifestyle, log on to our website onhike.com).

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