Most Fours Against SRH
Hitting the ball over the fence isn’t the only way to score runs in T20 cricket – you can get great results by scoring fours as well. Over the years, Sunrisers Hyderabad bowlers, like all other bowlers to have played in the IPL, have found that to be true. The five names on this list of batsmen who have hit the most fours against SRH in IPL matches shows that hitting fours has not gone out of fashion!
#5. Ambati Rayudu (41 Fours)
Ambati Rayudu is well-versed with the conditions in Hyderabad thanks to his time playing for Andhra Pradesh in the domestic circuit, so it’s no surprise to see him feature on this list of the players who have hit the most fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL matches. Rayudu, who has played at different positions in the batting orders of Mumbai Indians and later Chennai Super Kings, has hit 41 hits to the fence in 13 innings against his local IPL side. He also features on the list of highest run-getters against SRH, which shows that he clearly likes to play against them, and will definitely be looking forward to facing them soon!
#4. Robin Uthappa (43 Fours)
Robin Uthappa isn’t known for his big hits over the fence but definitely likes to deliver the ball to the fence in style. Hitting fours is a big part of his game, which is why it’s not a surprise to see him feature on this list of batsmen who have hit the most fours against SRH in IPL history. Uthappa has played 16 innings against SRH over the years, hitting 43 fours in addition to 18 hits over the fence. Now playing for a new side in Rajasthan Royals, Uthappa will no doubt be looking to add some more fours to his tally come the new IPL season.
#3. Suresh Raina (44 Fours)
One of the highest scorers in IPL history, it’s not a shock to see Suresh Raina feature on this list of batsmen who have hit the most fours against SRH in IPL matches. Raina has been an ever-present for Chennai Super Kings and Gujarat Lions (when CSK was out of action for a while) at that number three spot, and SRH seem to be one of this most favoured opponents. In 17 innings against them, Raina has hit no less than 44 fours, a number which is sure to go up in the upcoming season of the IPL.
#2. Virat Kohli (49 Fours)
The only batsman above Suresh Raina on the list of all-time run-scorers in the IPL Virat Kohli pips the Chennai Super Kings stalwart by one spot on this list of players who have hit the most fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Kohli, who has scored 504 runs against SRH in 13 innings against them, has sent the ball to the boundary on 49 occasions along with 21 times over it as well. And, with no signs of the Indian skipper slowing down anytime soon, watch out for a rapid rise up this list from Kohli!
#1. Shane Watson (52 Fours)
The big Aussie all-rounder stands on top of the list of run-scorers against SRH in IPL matches and is second on the list of batsmen who have hit the most sixes against them as well, just a few behind the tournament’s six-hitting machine Chris Gayle.
Considering the fact that Watson takes the number one spot on this list of batsmen who have hit the most fours against Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL matches as well, it’s quite fair to say that Shane Watson likes to play against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the tournament! In 16 innings against SRH, Watson has hit 52 fours to go along with his 27 sixes, scoring 523 runs in all with a high score of 117*. He has scored these runs at a fair pace as well, maintaining an average of 37.35 and a healthy strike rate of 150.28. Watson will also be looking to build on that number when his CSK side clash with SRH in the upcoming IPL season!