Sunday, April 2, 2017

IPL 2017 Team Preview - Sunrisers Hyderabad

The reigning champions of IPL and they will look to defend their title under Aussie David Warner again. They have made some interesting changes to their squad and will be confident of reaching the knock out stages of IPL 10.

Key Players - David Warner led from the front last season and will be eager to regain that form after a poor test series against India. A lot will rest on the start that he provides and for their potent bowling attack to have a total to defend.

Mustafizur, Nehra and Bhuvi were brilliant defending small totals last year and this year they will have the young Afghani pair of Nabi & Rashid to fall back on, in the middle overs.

Dhawan and Moises Henriques were the others who played an important role in the Sunrisers team going all the way last time around.

Injury Tracker - There is uncertainty if Mustafizur will play in the IPL. Nehra, as always, remains an injury suspect.

Fantasy Cricket Pick - David Warner He might have endured a drought in the test series against India but remains a potent force in the T20 version and not having him in your team is at your own peril.

Fantasy Cricket Wildcard Pick - Rashid Khan, if he plays, can be a handful in a team already boasting of champion bowlers.

My Prediction - Though their win last year was not of Leicester City proportions but still it will be tougher going for them this year. I think they will struggle to qualify for the playoffs this time unless Warner can fire again.

Read Other Team Previews by clicking on the respective Team Name:

Delhi Daredevils
Rising Pune Supergiant(s)
Sunrisers Hyderabad
Gujarat Lions
Kings XI Punjab
Kolkata Knight Riders
Mumbai Indians
Royal Challengers Bangalore

1 comment:

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