Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) lost their second game in a row in the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday, failing to chase down Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCBbelow-par )'s total of 149 runs. In the second innings, SRH was tipped to win the game after skipper David Warner hammered 54 runs off 37 balls, putting the sword's opposition.
However, Kyle Jamieson's dismissal in the 14th over proved to be the game's turning point, as the match collapsed after that. The Men in Red and Gold were able to secure a six-run victory thanks to the disciplined bowling of Shahbaz Ahmed, Mohammed Siraj, and Harshal Patel in the death overs.
Following the game, SRH faced a barrage of criticism, with many challenging the team's decision to leave Kane Williamson out of the starting XI. SRH's middle-order struggled in the previous season, but Kane was instrumental in getting the team to the playoffs.
SRH coach Trevor Bayliss finally spoke up about the situation, saying that Williamson is still not 100% fit and needs time to recover from the injury he suffered before the Bangladesh series last month. He also mentioned that the New Zealand captain is operating in the nets and will be involved in the tournament as it progresses. In the second match against RCB, SRH decided to leave Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi on the bench and replace him with Jason Holder.