Sunrisers Hyderabad are one of the top quality sides in the Indian Premier League. Though they have only won the IPL once, but finished strongly in the previous season by qualifying for the playoff stage. SRH will be facing the Kolkata Knight Riders in their first game in this edition of the IPL.
This year at the auction SRH didn’t go big. They only bought 3 new players into their side. Indian batting allrounder Kedar Jadhav, Afghanistan spinner Mujeeb-ur-Rahman, and Indian uncapped bowler Suchith Jagdeesha. In this edition, Aussie batsmen David Warner will be captaining the side.
Hyderabad side always had a fixed top order, in the last season of the IPL Warner and Bairstow used to open the innings for SRH. They both are the most dependable and experienced players on the team, they had a great season last year. They both were amongst the top run-scorers in the team.
Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson plays a very crucial role in the team’s success, he has led the team to many victories single-handedly. Williamson is a star performer of the team, he is always ready to contribute to the team. Hopefully, we will see a lot more from him this season.
SRH have a very balanced and experienced batting line-up. Manish Pandey, wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, and young Priyam Garg have been among the constant middle-order batsman.
This season Kedar Jadhav has been bought into the side, though he has not had a good season with bat last year but his experience and skill will increase the depth in the batting order.
Manish Pandey has been a very responsible and reliable player on the team. His performance in the previous edition was commendable, but he could not take his team to the finals. He will be aiming to become amongst the highest run-getters in this edition of the IPL.
SRH have many options whom they can play in this spot. Windies allrounder Jason Holder, Vijay Shankar, Mohamed Nabi, and Rashid khan bring a lot of batting as well as bowling options to the side.
The team has the best possible balance of foreign and Indian players, no other team in the league has so many options. Rashid Khan is a brilliant bowler and an explosive batsmam as well, his small cameos help the team to reach a match-winning total.
Sunrisers Hyderabad have the best bowling attack in the league. A good combination of pacers and spinners and that too Indian Bowlers. They have won many games while defending a small total. This shows the wicket-taking ability in their bowling attack.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, one of India’s top bowlers, got out of the tournament last year due to a back injury. Recently he made his comeback into the Indian side and proved why he is known as the best bowler in the business.
The new yorker king T. Natrajan showed his abilities last season when he was brought in as a replacement for Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He made his international debut soon after the IPL. Apart from them spinners Rashid Khan and Sandeep Sharma made their strong place into the side as well.
Here is how the possible playing XI could look like- Jonny Bairstow, David Warner(c), Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Sandeep Sharma, T. Natrajan.
SRH side are in Chennai and have finished the quarantine and have started training as well. They are in the secured Bio-bubble as guided by the BCCI. They will be facing KKR on the 11 April 2021 in their first game.