IPL: How does David Warner fare against Yuzvendra Chahal?
Sunrisers Hyderabad couldn't make a positive start in the IPL 2021 as they suffered a defeat in the tournament opener to Kolkata Knight Riders. The Orange Army, who are known for their formidable balance, would want to bounce back against arch-rivals Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will be interesting to see how SRH skipper David Warner performs against leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal. We analyze the same.
The battle between the two
Over the years, Warner has racked up 5,257 runs from 143 matches at 42.39. On the other hand, Chahal owns 121 wickets in 100 matches, including a best match haul of 4/25. Warner has managed to score 116 runs off 66 balls by Chahal, while Chahal has dismissed him once. This shows that Warner has a knack for scoring runs against Chahal.
Warner vs RCB, Chahal vs SRH
Till date, Warner has aggregated 700 runs from 18 games at a strike-rate of 161.66 against RCB. The tally also includes 37 sixes and 63 fours. Meanwhile, Chahal has 16 wickets from 14 matches against SRH (Best: 3/18).
An opportunity for Chahal to outclass Warner
Warner might have a terrific record against Chahal, but he has been dismissed as many as 13 times by leg-spinners in the IPL. Moreover, the Chepauk Stadium, wherein the game will be played, usually has a spin-friendly track. Chahal has a fantastic opportunity to beat Warner this time. He could also be used in the powerplay, a phase (0-6) where he owns 16 scalps.
SRH vs RCB: What to expect?
The impending game between the two heavyweights is expected to be a thriller. Warner, who has recent scores of 17, 8, and 6 against RCB, will aim for a better start this time. Meanwhile, Chahal has been economical against SRH in recent times (1/24, 2/19, and 3/18). He remains an important asset for the RCB despite his decline in form.