The 16th Season of Indian Premier League is around the corner and fans cannot curb their excitement. You can catch our IPL 2023 Overview here. In this article, we will talk about the Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Sunrisers Hyderabad possess a strong lineup which boasts of some of the best talent in each area. On paper, they are one of the most well-rounded teams. The major part of their success has always been the reliance on their bowling attack, particularly the Indian pace attack. Additionally, their batting order is packed with free-flowing stroke pl
ayers and exceptionally good power hitters this season, so they won’t have much to ponder if they do the basics right. Having led the Sunrisers Eastern Cape franchise to the inaugural SA20 title earlier this year, Aiden Markram was appointed the SRH skipper for this season.
Last Season Standings:With six wins and eight losses, they finished eighth on the points tally.
Schedule of SRH Matches
Match 4: April 2, Sunday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals at Hyderabad at 3:30 PM
Match 10: April 7, Friday: Lucknow Super Giants vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Lucknow at 7:30 PM
Match 14: April 9, Sunday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Punjab Kings at Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
Match 19: April 14, Friday: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Kolkata at 7:30 PM
Match 25: April 18, Tuesday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians at Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
Match 29: April 21, Friday: Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Chennai at 7:30 PM
Match 34: April 24, Monday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Capitals at Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
Match 40: April 29, Saturday: Delhi Capitals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Delhi at 7:30 PM
Match 47: May 4, Thursday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
Match 52: May 7, Sunday: Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Jaipur at 7:30 PM
Match 58: May 13, Saturday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Lucknow Super Giants at Hyderabad at 3:30 PM
Match 62: May 15, Monday: Gujarat Titans vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Ahmedabad at 7:30 PM
Match 65: May 18, Thursday: Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad at 7:30 PM
Match 69: May 21, Sunday: Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Mumbai at 3:30 PM
BATTERS: Aiden Markram (c), Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Harry Brook, Abdul Samad, Samarth Vyas, Anmolpreet Singh
ALL-ROUNDERS: Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Sanvir Singh, Nitish Reddy, Vivrant Sharma
BOWLERS: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, Akeal Hosein, Adil Rashid, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Mayank Dagar, Mayank Markande
WKs: Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen, Upendra Yadav
Changes to the Roster from last season
Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid
Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd
Aiden Markram – All Rounder (Right Hand Batter/Right Arm Offbreak)
The only South African skipper to have won the ICC U19 World Cup in 2014 is all set for his first stint as captain in the world’s best T20 league. Having led from the front and helping Sunrisers Eastern Cape to glory last month, he will be hoping for a repeat of the same in the IPL. He was one of SRH’s best batters last season, finishing with the highest average. A similar run this season will be of great help to SRH.
His aggregates during-
SA20: Inns- 12 | Runs- 366 | Avg- 33 | SR- 128
IPL 2022: Inns- 12 | Runs- 381 | Avg- 48 | SR- 139
Umran Malik – Bowler (Right Arm Fast)
Umran topped the wickets tally for SRH last season and had the second-most number of wickets by a pace bowler overall that season: Innings – 14; Wickets – 22; Average – 14; Strike Rate – 13.
More than the wickets, it was the way he terrorized most of the batters, especially domestic bats, with his extreme short-pitched stuff coupled with toe-crushing yorkers at full tilt that led to him making his international debut across both the white-ball formats later that year. He’ll be extra pumped up with the World Cup on the horizon, as a similar return with the ball this season could well help him earn a spot in the squad of fifteen as an X-factor.
Abhishek Sharma – All Rounder (Left Hand Batter/Left Arm Orthodox)
With so many big games stacked in the SRH batting order, there won’t be many expectations from Abhishek, which will definitely benefit both him and the team, as it will enable him to play his natural game freely. He will once again take the opening slot this season, having topped the runs chart for SRH last season. Inns- 14 | Runs- 426 | Avg- 30 | SR- 133
He was at his consistent best with his all-round skills during last season’s SMAT: Inns- 10 | Runs- 259 | Avg- 37 | Wkts- 10 | Avg- 15
One to Watch Out for
Heinrich Klaasen – Batter (Right Hand Batter)
Klaasen is making a return to the IPL after going unsold for three seasons in a row. He has grown immensely as a T20 batter since his last appearance in the tournament in 2019. He was Pretoria Capitals’ highest run-getter and overall the fourth highest run-getter in the recently concluded SA20: Inns- 9 | Runs- 363 | Avg- 61 | SR- 164
At the auction, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) paid 5.25 crores for his services, which will ensure he will be taking up the role of wicket-keeper and finisher ahead of Phillips.
What do you think then are SRH’s chances for this IPL Season?