Sunrisers Hyderabad replaces Sherfance Rutherford as Bairstow pulls out

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Sunrisers Hyderabad has added the West Indian batsman, Sherfane Rutherford as a replacement after Jonny Bairstow pulls out from the league.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has added the power-hitter, Sherfane Rutherford, into their squad following the withdrawal of England’s Jonny Bairstow from the second leg of the Indian Premier League in Dubai.

The franchise announced it officially on their Twitter account on Saturday. 

“The explosive Caribbean is now a #Riser!”

SRH wrote on Twitter. 

“Sherfane Rutherford will replace Jonny Bairstow in our squad for the second phase of #IPL2021,”

the franchise added. 

However, SRH didn’t provide any detail on the withdrawal of Jonny Bairstow from IPL.

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The 23-year-old West Indian batsman, Rutherford, a left-hander who was part of the Mumbai Indians side in IPL 2020 has played six T20 international matches for the West Indies. 

Rutherford is having a great campaign at the ongoing Caribbean Premier League (CPL), where he is featuring St Kitts and Nevis Patriots.

Rutherford has scored 201 runs in 7 matches, at an impressive average of 40.2 and a strike rate of 136.7, according to an infographic shared by SRH on Twitter.

He has scored three half-centuries throughout the campaign with the highest of 58 and the lowest of 15 in the six innings that he played.

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The remaining IPL season will resume in the UAE on September 19, with the first match being played with Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

SRH will play their first game of the UAE leg on September 22 against Delhi Capitals. The franchise from Hyderabad had a terrible start to the campaign earlier this year in India as they lost six of their seven games. 

With the second half of the campaign left, they will look to keep alive their playoff hopes with a few wins on the trot. 

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