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Cricket World Player of the Week - David Warner

David Warner has been in phenomenal form for Sunrisers Hyderabad
David Warner has been in phenomenal form for Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner has been named the Cricket World Player of the Week for his fluent knocks of 126 and 51 in the ongoing Indian Premier League season 10.

In the 33rd match of the tournament against Kings XI Punjab, Warner slammed a 27-ball 51 to lay a solid platform for Hyderabad while Shikhar Dhawan and Kane Williamson smashed 77 and 54 runs respectively to take the total of 207 for three. In response, Punjab managed only 181 despite a 84 from Shaun Marsh.

Warner took a step further in the 37th game against Kolkata Knight Riders where he slammed a 59-ball 126 to bring another 200+ total on the board and it proved enough as Gautam Gambhir's men struggled in the chase following a collective bowling performance from Hyderabad. The two wins helped them consolidate their position at third in the table.

Rohit Sharma slammed a 39-ball 58 in the 28th game against Rising Pune Supergiants but it did not prove enough as Mumbai Indians went on to lose by three runs.

Aaron Finch's 72 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 30th game, fifties from Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir in the 32nd game against Delhi Daredevils and incredible spell of bowling from Imran Tahir and Lockie Ferguson against Bangalore in the 34th game were other special performances from the week.

The highlight of the week though was grabbed by Jasprit Bumrah, who bowled a splendid Super Over where he conceded a wide and a no ball and still managed to defend 11 runs in the Super Over against Gujarat Lions while Sandeep Sharma's four-wicket haul proved handy against Delhi Daredevils in the 36th game.

In the second innings of the first Test between West Indies and Pakistan in Jamaica, Yasir Shah picked a superb six-wicket haul to bowl out West Indies for 152 following which Pakistan were set a target of 32 runs which they completed with seven wickets in hand.

Roston Chase's century in the first innings of the second Test between the two teams in Barbados deserves a special mention as well.

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