IPL 2018: Team Preview – Sunrisers Hyderabad – A new sunrise awaits for SRH with a new captain

Champions in 2016, top 4 in 2017, Sunrisers will be targeting another successful year in IPL 2018.

Sunriser Hyderabad will be hoping for a repeat of this moment

IPL 2016 winners Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has always been the team to watch out for. Since handing over the captaincy to David Warner, SRH turned a new leaf in their IPL chapter and started finishing off in the top four regularly.

However, this time they will be without David Warner, who was suspended from the Indian Premier League in the aftermath of the ball tampering incident in South Africa. SRH named Kiwi Kane Williamson as their new captain and with a new look team, SRH is eager to prove that they are the best, even without their regular captain.

In the auctions, SRH favored to buy their core players and had retained David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar before the auction. In the auction, they went after Manish Pandey and bought him for a whopping INR 11 crores. Shikhar Dhawan was retained using the RTM card for 5.2 crores.

Kane Williamson, Shakib-Al-Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Basil Thampi, Sandeep Sharma and Siddarth Kaul were some strong players that SRH managed to grab in the auction. They bought Wriddhiman Saha and Sreevats Goswami as their wicketkeepers and also acquired Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan using the RTM and Mohammad Nabi in the auction.

They acquired foreign fast bowlers Billy Stanlake and Chris Jordan for near their base prices and have formed a formidable unit for the IPL 2018 season.

Let’s have a look at the strengths of Sunrisers Hyderabad which can help them win the IPL 11

By Jatin Sharma - 06 Apr, 2018

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