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14 Mar 2018

Squad analysis IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad real contenders for IPL 2018

Heavyweights Sunrisers Hyderabad have assembled a star-studded unit and look really strong on paper.

The David Warner-led side have every base covered and look like one of the favorites to win IPL 2018.

They spent wisely during IPL auction and retaining Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar showed they mean business.

In this article we analyse the squad of SRH.

In context

Sunrisers Hyderabad real contenders for IPL 2018

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'Orange Army' have heavy artillery in batting

Promising bunch

'Orange Army' have heavy artillery in batting

Warner will once again look to shoulder the responsibility and start the fireworks atop.

The consistent run-scorer will have an in-form Shikhar Dhawan with him to open the innings. The openers' experience speaks volumes.

Kane Williamson adds fluidity at number 3 and with the addition of Manish Pandey, SRH have hit a jackpot.

Wicket-keeper Saha is an attacking entity alongside ex-KKR hero Yusuf Pathan.

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Pandey will add the steel in middle-order

A whopping Rs. 11 crore sum spent on Manish Pandey has a valid justification. The player has grown into a consistent and mature player for India in T20Is. He was emphatic at KKR and has the ability to bat long and play the finishing role.

The package

Interesting bunch of all-rounders

The franchise have gone for the promising Carlos Brathwaite.

The West Indian will look to have a crack and show his mettle.

Bangladesh's senior player Shakib Al Hasan gives them the edge with his spin. He is also a classy middle-order batsman.

Afghan Mohammad Nabi adds bench strength.

Besides the trio, their RTM player Deepak Hooda makes them look strong and spoilt for choices.

Shakib is a vital cog in SRH's set-up

The former KKR player is a world class all-rounder and his presence bodes well. A productive left-arm spinner, besides the silken touch with the bat in the middle, gives Warner's side character. He will need to be consistent in his offing as a senior member.

Bowling looks to have a real go at opposition

Powerful

Bowling looks to have a real go at opposition

Like KKR, SRH have gone for a strong bowling line-up.

Purple Cap holder Bhuvneshwar Kumar is their leader in attack with all the attributes of a complete bowler.

Afghanistan's Rashid Khan adds steel to the spin attack, besides Mehdi Hasan and T Natarajan.

Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi and Sandeep Sharma are quality support cast.

Chris Jordan and Billy Stanlake add vital experience in pace.

Bhuvi their go to option in bowling

The Indian star pacer is two-time holder of the Purple Cap. It shows how successful he has been in the format. He is India's leading bowler in limited overs and knows the SRH team in and out. Warner's most trusted asset, Bhuvi is a gem.

What's our take on Sunrisers Hyderabad?

Having both the Orange and the Purple Cap holders, team SRH could not have asked for better leaders. Manish Pandey's addition is an important factor in the middle-order. With every department stacked up, they are likely to give teams a run for their money.

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Who are the best 4 foreign players to have in a match by SRH?

Asked on 26-03-2018 by shanthi sarma

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As everyone knows SRH's captain Kane Williamson himself is an overseas player, so SRH can play with 3 more foreign players in a match, who will most likely be Rashid Khan, Shakib Al Hasan and Carlos Brathwaite.

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What are the dates of Warner's matches in IPL

Asked on 22-03-2018 by Vishnu Basnet

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David Warner was banned from IPL 2018 by the BCCI over his role in the ball-tampering scandal. Here is Sunrisers Hyderabad match schedule

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