They also lost their prime all-rounder and one of the best overseas players, Mitchell Marsh. Marsh came to bowl an over. however, slipped in his follow-through after just bowling his second delivery.
Even in the IPL, he was ruled out of Rising Pune Supergiant's 2016 season with a side strain and then missed the following season with a shoulder injury. West Indies all-rounder and Test captain Jason Holder, who last led his national team to England tour, has been announced as the replacement and will join the SRH squad shortly.
Marsh walked back to the pavilion in excruciating pain and Vijay Shankar completed the rest of the over.
Royal Challengers Bangalore scored 163 for 5 in 20 overs, after the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain David Warner won the toss and opted to bowl at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. The Australian later came out to bat at number 10 in SRH's chase but he was dismissed for a duck after he exaggerated his injury trying to clear the ropes.
His "maximums" entrenched his position as second most prolific six-hitter in IPL history, where he now stands on 214 overall, even if still some way off big West Indian Chris Gayle who has registered 326 spread across three franchises.
It will be a huge loss for SRH, who may now consider bringing in 37-year-old Dan Christian, who has the experience of playing 40 IPL games during previous editions as a middle order batsman and a right arm seamer.
"Lot of courage for Mitchell (Marsh) to go out there and try". Hopefully it isn't too bad, it was quite painful for him, so fingers crossed. Holder has previously played for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) making a mere five appearances.