Sunrisers Hyderabad, one of the most underdog teams is all set to step in the next season of Incredible Premier League. The rise of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL has a bit of a backstory. The Sunrisers made their IPL debut in 2013, after the Deccan Chargers’ bankruptcy was confirmed and they were denied the right to compete in the following season. The franchise was then purchased by Sun TV, who gave it the title Sunrisers Hyderabad.
The squad has performed well in the IPL, qualifying for six IPL seasons, participating in two finals, and winning one IPL trophy in 2016.
Let’s examine the Sunrisers lineup, starting 11, team strengths, and weaknesses.
SRH SQUAD 2023
Glenn Phillips (NZ), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Upendra Singh Yadav, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram (SA), Rahul Tripathi, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook (ENG), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mayank Dagar, Sanvir Singh, Samarth Vyas, Vivrant Sharma, Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG), Marco Jansen (SA), Kartik Tyagi, Bhuveshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Akeal Hosein (WI), Mayank Markande, Adil Rashid (ENG)
SRH INJURED PLAYERS AND REPLACEMENT
Fortunately there is no injury in the team, all the players are fit and ready to participate in the league stages. SRH can benefit from this and take their best playing 11.
SRH RETAINED PLAYERS LIST
- Abdul Samad
- Umran Malik
- Washington Sundar
- Rahul Tripathi
- Abhishek Sharma
- Kartik Tyagi
- T Natarajan
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar
- Aiden Markram
- Marco Jansen
- Glenn Phillips
- Fazalhaq Farooqi
SRH PROBABLE PLAYING XI
Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram(c), Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Markande/Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik.
SRH TEAM STRENGTHS
- Indian Pacers
SRH is known for their bowling attack specially their Indian Pacers. The team has pacers suitable for any pitch condition. They have Swing King Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natrajan, Kartik Tyagi & Umran Malik. Apart from these they also have South African talent Marco Jansen, Akeal Hosein, and Afghanistan’s Fazalhaq Farooqi in their bowling attack.
- Indian Batting Attack
Similarly, like the Indian bowling attack SRH also have a quite decent batting attack filled with young Indian batters. They have hard hitters and sensible batters in the squad who can play according to the situation. Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Aggarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Anmolpreet Singh, Abdul Samad, and Washington Sundar form a quality batting attack.
SRH TEAM WEAKNESS
- Promising Foreign Batter
The lack of a strong foreign batter on the roster makes the team weak in this area. They do have Harry Brook and Glenn Phillips on their squad, but as they are both new to the competition, it will be difficult for them to adapt to the Indian fields.