David Warner’s men did not let him down in IPL 2020, where they finished third and posed a significant threat to other teams. In 2021, it all boils down to converting their stellar performance into a championship.
SRH did not release too many players and made very few recruits. SRH mentor VVS Laxman claimed they could not acquire Glenn Maxwell and Shivam Dube due to budget constraints. This gesture implies that SRH has identified power-hitting in the lower order to be concerned about but has not addressed it well.
The rest of the squad has been retained by the franchise. Mitchell Marsh opting out might not affect the team significantly. His replacement, Jason Roy, might not frequently feature either because even Bairstow was required to sit the previous season out when SRH played another foreign all-rounder.
Here is a list of players bought by SRH at the 2021 player auction –
|Kedar Jadhav||All-Rounder||Rs 2,00,00,000|
|Mujeeb Zadran||Bowler||Rs 1,50,00,000|
|J Suchith||Bowler||Rs 30,00,000|
Here is a complete list of all players of SRH along with their designated roles –
Trevor Bayliss is an Australian cricket coach and former first-class cricketer who is currently the coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad. He will be joined by Tom Moody as he returns as Director of Cricket. VVS Laxman and Muttiah Muralitharan will also join the support staff.
David Warner is an Australian international cricketer who is currently the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad. SRH had a late resurgence due to the delayed return of the aggressive ways of Warner.
In IPL 2021, the success of the team would depend upon Warner’s approach to different games and his fitness.
|Name||Role||Batting Style||Total Runs|
|David Warner||Opening batsman||Left-handed bat||5384|
|Kane Williamson||Top-order batsman||Right-handed bat||1635|
|Virat Singh||Middle-order batsman||Left-handed bat||11|
|Manish Pandey||Top-order batsman||Right-handed bat||3369|
|Priyam Garg||Middle-order batsman||Right-Handed Bat||133|
|Kedar Jadhav||Middle-order batsman||Right-Handed Bat||1141|
|Abdul Samad||Middle-order batsman||Right-Handed Bat||137|
|Jason Roy||Top-order batsman||Right-Handed Bat||179|
|Name||Bowling Style||Total Wickets|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Right Arm||139|
|Rashid Khan||Right Arm||80|
|Sandeep Sharma||Right Arm||109|
|T Natarajan||Left Arm||20|
|Basil Thampi||Right Arm||17|
|Shahbaz Nadeem||Left Arm||48|
|Siddarth Kaul||Right Arm||52|
|Khaleel Ahmed||Left Arm||31|
|Mujeeb Zadran||Right Arm||19|
|J Suchith||Right Arm||12|
|Name||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Jonny Bairstow||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Shreevats Goswami||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Wriddhiman Saha||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Name||Batting Style||Bowling Style|
|Mohammad Nabi||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Abhishek Sharma||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Vijay Shankar||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
|Jason Holder||Right-Handed Bat||Right Arm|
The most valuable player for SRH is Rashid Khan, and as the franchise will play nine matches in Chennai and Delhi, his value to the lineup will increase furthermore. On several occasions, teams have sought to play out the four overs of Rashid and go for the remaining bowlers.
With Bhuvi back in the field and in favourable conditions to give his best, Rashid Khan will be profoundly influential with his wicket-taking skills.
With a mighty playing squad and a solid bench, SRH has its options sorted and might have the following players ready for the playing XI –
With an astounding portrayal of their might in IPL 2020, SRH will pose a significant threat to the top contenders of IPL 2021. Under Warner’s captaincy and the brilliancy of the coaching staff, the team is highly likely to triumph over its competitors.
With minimal changes made to their squad this year, SRH will return to the field with an intellectual approach and make strategic changes to their playing squad.