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Bipul Sharma: What you need to know about SunRisers Hyderabad's gamechanger

New Delhi: David Warner found amazing support in Bipul Sharma on Friday as SunRisers Hyderabad beat Gujarat Lions by four wickets.

Sharma produced a sizzling unbeaten 27-run knock under pressure after having troubled batsmen when Lions batted,.

His sixes off Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Dhawal Kulkarni played a crucial role in turning the tide in Sunrisers' favour.

As SRH play their maiden IPL final on Sunday, here is what you should know about the all-rounder who delivered when it mattered most in Qualifier 2.

  • Bipul was part of the ICL in 2007. He was signed up by Kings XI Punjab in 2010
  • Bipul represented India A in 2010.
  • Bipul got lucky in 2015 when he was selected by SRH in place of  the ill Laxmi Shukla 
  • He made just four appearance for SRH last season, scoring one run and picking up four wickets.
  • The 32-year-old did not scored a single ton or scalp a five-for in his 14-year-association with Punjab's Ranji Trophy side.
  • Bipul shifted allegiance to Himachal Pradesh in 2013, tasting great success with his new team.

Here is what the cricket community had to say about his solid show against Gujarat.

 

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IPL 2017 Points Table

TEAMS MP Won Lost Pts
MI 14 10 4 20
RPS 14 9 5 18
SRH 14 8 5 17
KKR 14 8 5 16
KXIP 14 7 7 14
DD 14 6 8 12
GL 14 4 10 8
RCB 14 3 10 7

ORANGE CAP

1 David Warner
SRH
641
Runs
2 Gautam Gambhir
KKR | 498 Runs
3 Shikhar Dhawan
SRH | 479 Runs

PURPLE CAP

1 Bhuvneshwar Kumar
SRH
26 Wickets
2 Jaydev Unadkat
RPS | 24 Wickets
3 Jasprit Bumrah
MI | 20 Wickets