There are absolutely no doubts about who can be the X-factor for SRH in IPL 2020. Rashid Khan has to be the man for them if the Sunrisers are looking forward to a second title win. He has set the bar too high for himself with his performances in the shortest formats in the past few years.
The pitches in UAE will get the best out of him and these are worrying signs for batsmen in the IPL. Khan has managed to pick 55 wickets in 46 games in Indian conditions, where not all venues support the spin bowlers.
He has a bowling average of 21.69 and an economy of just 6.55. One can say he has mastered the act of keeping batsmen quiet and sending them back quickly too.
The 21-year-old can also be handy with the bat but Rashid with the ball will be SRH’s primary weapon in IPL 13. His performance will be crucial for the Hyderabad-based franchise and can even lead to them being at the top of the points table at the end of the league stage.