The poor performance of some players at the IPL tour, have given rise to speculation as to their continuation in the tournament. The captain of Sunrise Hyderabad Team Kumar Sangakkara scored 15,16,23,28 and 2 respectively in the 5 innings, and kept away from the Pune Warriors match with Cameron White appointed as Captain for the match.
Lasith Malinga the most outstanding bowler in the past years was not able to play in the earlier matches due to injury, but has taken only 2 wickets in the 3 matches he played.
Mahela Jayawardena captained Daredevils playing 6 matches and lost all six matches.
Thilakaratne Dilshan played in two matches is now sitting out being made to look a spectator.
Ajantha Mendis has so not played in even a single match.