DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: David Warner’s flow show continued in IPL 2021 as SRH returned to action in UAE. Warner departed for a three-ball duck against Delhi Capitals while facing pacer Anrich Nortje in the very 1st over. The swashbuckling opener was coming on the back of a lack of cricket for the last 5 months. It affected him badly as he failed to pounce on the opportunity in absence of Jonny Bairstow. Follow IPL 2021 live updates on insidesport.co and live streaming on Star Sports & Hotstar.
DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: One of the vital cogs of SRH in deciding their fate of IPL 2021, David Warner struggled with his strike rate even though he slammed two half-centuries. In six games, he scored 193 runs with an average of 32.16 but it was his uncharacteristic slow strike rate of 110.28 that irked the SRH team management.
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- Warner strike rate is under the scanner. He has a batting strike rate of just 110 in IPL 2021
- It was the second instance when Warner departed cheaply against DC. Last time, he had scored 6 runs and the match had entered a super over with DC winning the match.
- Warner is the leading run-scorer for SRH in IPL. His failure led to the franchise staying at No.8 in the IPL 2021 Points Table.
- For SRH, a lot will also depend on David Warner’s batting. He struggled on slow pitches in India but the wicket in Dubai is two-paced and he will have to be on his top while also keeping a healthy strike rate.
- He had slammed 548 runs in the last edition of IPL held in UAE. As a result, SRH had qualified for the playoffs.
- With England’s attacking batsman Jason Roy in the fray of the opening slot, Warner needs to be wary of his performances.
DC vs SRH in IPL 2021: Absence of cricket
David Warner’s dismissal was quite familiar with the recent struggle with AB de Villiers, Glenn Maxwell and a number of CSK players. The players are away from the action in the last five months.
“It’s going to be difficult for him [MS Dhoni], because once you are not playing international cricket, the IPL is a very difficult tournament, its not like CPL and other leagues. IPL is where you face top-quality bowlers,” Gautam Gambhir had told GamePlan.
The above statement is applicable for all the batsmen who have missed live cricket for the last few months.
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