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| On Sep 27, 2021 7:04 PM IST

SRH vs RR IPL 2021 Live: Why David Warner is Not Playing Today?


SRH vs RR IPL 2021 Live: In a massive update, veteran batsman David Warner has once again been dropped from the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) playing 11 in today’s Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 match against Rajasthan Royals (RR). The Australian opener was also dropped from the captaincy position and the playing XI in the first leg of the tournament played in India. It will be really important for both Rajasthan and Hyderabad to strike back to winning ways from this game.

Why David Warner is Not Playing Today?

After scoring a more than 500 runs in six consecutive seasons of the IPL, David Warner has struggled to find some kind of form this year. In 8 matches this edition, the left-handed opening batsman has managed to score just 195 runs at a strike-rate of less than 110 that includes a single 50-plus score. Most importantly, one of the biggest reasons for SRH’s horrendous campaign in IPL 2021 has been Warner not providing those efficient starts at the top. Thus, SRH have been forced to bring in Jason Roy in the playing 11 in the place of Warner for this game against RR.

Apart from Warner, the Kane Williamson-led team has made quite a few changes as the likes of Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav and Khaleel Ahmed also miss out. The trio of Priyam Garg, Abhishek Sharma and Siddarth Kaul have been included in the side.

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SRH Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Jason Roy
Wriddhiman Saha
Kane Williamson
Priyam Garg
Abdul Samad
Abhishek Sharma
Jason Holder
Rashid Khan
Bhuvneshwar Kumar
Sandeep Sharma
Siddarth Kaul

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SRH vs RR IPL 2021 Live

On the other hand, the Rajasthan Royals have also made some noticeable changes to their playing XI from the previous game. The duo of Evin Lewis and Chris Morris make their returns in place of Tabraiz Shamsi and David Miller. Kartik Tyagi is injured and Jaydev Unadkat will be playing his first match in IPL 2021 Phase 2.

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RR Playing 11 (Confirmed)
Yashasvi Jaiswal
Evin Lewis
Sanju Samson
Riyan Parag
Liam Livingstone
Mahipal Lomror
Chris Morris
Rahul Tewatia
Jaydev Unadkat
Chetan Sakariya
Mustafizur Rahman

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Kuljyot Singh

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