Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has hit six half-centuries in IPL 2015 so far © IANS
Sunrisers Hyderabad skipper has hit six half-centuries in IPL 2015 so far © IANS

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) captain David Warner stated that his team would have to be on top of their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their next match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015 at Hyderabad on May 15. Warned picked hard-hitting RCB batsman AB de Villiers as the main man to watch out for in the game, for his ability to change the flow of the match with ease due to his whirlwind hitting. IPL 2015: Schedule with venue details

In an interview on, Warner stated that de Villiers was able to play a fearless brand of cricket due to the fact that the top two members of the batting order were firing, which would allow the middle order to play with ease. In the bowling department, Mitchell Starc’s tight spell of bowling at the start and in the death overs of the innings has allowed the side to play aggressively. IPL 2015: Points Table and Team Standings

“He is a guy that comes out and gets himself in and then all of a sudden he just switches from slow motion to the extreme rocket or something like that.

“The thing is, he is able to do that because his top two are scoring the runs. It allows your middle order to play in when your top three are scoring runs,” Warner was quoted as saying in the interview. IPL 2015 Highest run-scorer: List of best batsmen in IPL 8

“The Royal Challengers Bangalore have someone like Mitchell Starc. Two overs upfront – minimal runs. Two overs at the end – minimal runs.

“So basically you have four overs there where he is only going for a less than 20 at an economy rate of four to five.

“It backs up their bowling and again they can play fearless cricket. We have to be on top of our game to beat them next game,” added Warner. IPL 2015 Highest wicket-taker: List of best bowlers in IPL 8

Warner also added that he was disappointed to miss out on a century during the match against KXIP. The Australian batsman smashed 81 runs off 52 balls, his sixth half-century in IPL 8, to guide his team to 185 for five. KXIP in reply, were reduced to 99 for six, before some hard-hitting by South African batsman David Miller helped them finish at 180 for seven after 20 overs. READ: SRH beat KXIP by five runs

“It is a bit frustrating. I try to bat as deep as I could there. There was a little bit of an error in my mind thinking that I could try and scoop it. It is just not my style of play and my game,” sad Warner, describing the soft manner in which he got dismissed. IPL 2015: Complete Coverage