New Delhi: Sunrisers Hyderabad's skipper Cameron White feels his team enjoyed a "fantastic" journey in the Indian Premier League even though it could not make the final after losing to Rajasthan Royals in the 'Eliminator'.
"It's been a great effort from Sunrisers this season. We won our 10 games. We made the play-offs. It's a new franchise, new players coming together. It's been a fantastic and successful campaign," White told reporters at the post-match press conference after his team lost by four wickets.
"With the new auction coming up, don't know who will remain here. There could be a new set of players, whatever the franchise decides on, we will be strong enough next year," he added.
Sunrisers had qualified for the play-offs after defeating Kolkata Knight Riders in their last league game. White said they fell short by 15-20 runs on a slow and dry Kotla wicket.
"We were 15-20 runs short of the total. We needed 150 on the board," he said.
"I was expecting a really flat wicket; the other night saw 190 being scored whatever the second innings score was. So, I was expecting something similar but this wicket had few more cracks and was probably quite dry.
"It was hard to score at times, I was happy to win the toss; we were just outplayed tonight and did not score in the middle areas which cost us the match," he added.
This edition saw Sunrisers clicking as a bowling unit, and it was their batting which let them down on most of the occasions.


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