IPL 2020: David Warner, who will lead the Sunrisers Hyderabad side against Royal Challengers Bangalore, will appear for his 48th match as IPL captain, hence surpassing Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 47 appearances as overseas skipper.
David Warner will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020. (AFP Photo)
- David Warner set to appear as IPL captain for the 48th time
- Warner is set to surpass Kumar Sangakkara’s tally
- SRH will begin their IPL 2020 campaign against RCB on Monday
The IPL 2020 action is alive and kicking with the first two days being highly successful despite the crowdless stadiums amid the novel coronavirus-induced pandemic. While MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings gloriously defeated Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians on September 19, the 2nd IPL 2020 fixture was won by the Delhi Capitals on Sunday. Shreyas Iyer’s team won the thriller of game in a Super Over battle against KL Rahul’s Kings XI Punjab. The game has been involved in a huge controversy over the short-run wrongly suffered by Kings XI Punjab due to an umpiring blunder. The outrage is seen all over Twitter and across fans, former cricketers and even KXIP co-owner Preity Zinta.
Form guide: SRH vs RCB
Now coming to the battle between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Royal Challengers Bangalore, the match will take place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday, September 21. In their last five completed head-to-head encounters, Sunrisers have won 3 battles as compared to RCB winning twice. In the 12th edition of the IPL, wherein the two teams played each other twice, the result was 1-1. A tough competition is being expected between the two dark horses of the Indian Premier League.
Warner set to reach a new milestone
Virat Kohli will continue to lead the Bangalore side and David Warner will return to his captaincy role with SRH. As Warner comes out for toss on Monday, he will make his 48th appearance as IPL captain, surpassing Sri Lankan veteran Kumar Sangakkara’s tally of 47. Warner will, thus, become the third most-capped overseas IPL skipper in the history of the league. While Australia’s legendary wicketkeeper Adam Gilchrist has been captain 71 times in the IPL and holds the top spot amongst overseas skipper, another Australian legend Shane Warne holds the 2nd spot with 55 appearances as captain.