Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) will be without the services of their main batsman David Warner for the remaining of Indian Premier League 2019 (IPL 2019) season. The left-handed batsman has left for Australia as the defending champions start preparations for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019, which starts on May 30. Sunrisers have two matches remaining and they face a task of qualifying for the playoffs. IPL 2019 Playoffs Scenarios: With DC and CSK Having Already Qualified for the Next Round, Here's How Two Teams Out of MI, SRH, RR, KKR, and KXIP Can Progress.
If SRH qualifies for the next round, which looks a possibility, they will miss Warner at least for three matches. Warner has been in great form and happens to be the current Orange Cap holder as well.
In 12 matches, Warner scored 692 runs and helped Sunrisers win many matches. In 12 outings the Australian scored eight half-centuries and a century. He averaged impressive 69.20 with the bat. His exit will certainly leave a big devoid to fill. Indian Premier League 2019 – Orange Cap.
One name that looks like a possible replacement for Sunrisers in the playing XI is the New Zealand opener, Martin Guptill. The right-hand has been with SRH since the start of the IPL 2019 and has been waiting for an opportunity.
Apart from New Zealand, players from South African will also stay in India till the end of the IPL 2019. While players from countries like England and Australia have left for national duties. Indian Premier League 2019 – Points Table.
Sunrisers’ next match will be against Mumbai Indians (MI) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Guptill is likely to feature in both the matches and will be eager to fill in the big shoes of Warner.