It is hard to find underdogs in IPL as each team is filled with stars and pose an equal threat to each other in the tournament. There are a few sides, at the same time, which despite being one of the best in the competition, fail to win. Sunrisers were one of the team but only till the 9th edition in their IPL final against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
SRH started the tournament neither as underdogs nor as favourites. All the eyes were on the likes of Mumbai Indians, Kolkata Knight Riders and the two new franchisees in Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiants. However, Sunrisers Hyderabad began to show why they should not be taken lightly. They had got a new leader in form of David Warner, who batted superbly in the tournament, competing with Virat Kohli for the Orange Cap.
In the final game, they showed brave stance when they chose to bat first in Bengaluru. RCB was quite happy to bowl first but they did not know what was coming at them. SRH put on 208 runs in 20 overs with David Warner scoring 69 runs.
RCB came out to chase positively as Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli put on 114 runs for the first wicket in just 63 balls. And then came the downfall as all the other batsmen fell like nine pins. RCB managed 200 in the end, but that was only because Gayle and Kohli had given such a good start to the team. Virat was sulking in the end while on the other hand, Warner was very, very ecstatic.