Team Name:- Sunrisers Hyderabad
Captain:- Shaiker Dhawan
Sunrisers Hyderabad won 10 out of their 16 games and came 4th in the group stage of IPL 6. They lost the eliminator to Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets with just 4 balls remaining. They will open their season against the same team which has always been termed as underdogs- Rajasthan Royals on April 18. With the teams undergoing almost a complete makeover this time around, it remains to be seen how the new teams fare as a unit.
Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad for IPL 7
SRH entered the IPL 2014 auction, having already retained their star performers Dale Steyn and Shikhar Dhawan. They bought back Darren Sammy, Amit Mishra and Ishant Sharma who formed the core of the squad last season.
Squad strength: 24
Costliest player: David Warner Rs 5.5 crores
Amount spent: Rs 59 crores (Rs 1 cr remaining)
Overseas players: 7
Batsmen: 8. Bowlers: 9. All-rounders: 4. Wicketkeepers: 3
|Naman Ojha||Wicket Keeper||₹50,00,000|
|Brendan Taylor||Wicket Keeper||₹30,00,000|
|Amit Paunikar||Wicket Keeper||₹20,00,000|
Last year’s Strategy: Parthiv Patel and Shikhar Dhawan used to open the batting. Dhawan batted well throughout the tournament. Their middle order wasnt quite stable last season due to some young ,inexperienced players.
This year’s Strategy: The Sunrisers have decided that Dhawan will lead them in the 2014 IPL, as previous captain Kumar Sangakkara chose not to take part in IPL this year. With the Australian openers Finch and Warner also in the side,we we have to wait to see who opens the batting for SRH.In most probability it will be Dhawan and any one of the two australian openers. Sammy did wonders lower down the order for West-Indies this WT20 2014 and would be looking to carry forward the momentum coming into IPL-7. SRH also has a very balanced bowling line-up with the likes of Steyn,Amit Mishra,Ishant Sharma,Bhuvi,Irfan Pathan in their squad.
Possible Best Playing 11:
1. David Warner (OVERSEAS)
2. Aaron Finch (OVERSEAS)
3. Shikhar Dhawan (C)
4. Ricky Bhui
5. Darren Sammy (OVERSEAS)
6. Naman Ojha (Wicket-Keeper)
7. Irfan Pathan
8. Bhuvneshwar Kumar
9. Amit Mishra
10. Ishant Sharma
11. Dale Steyn (OVERSEAS)
THUS,NO INTERNATIONAL DUTIES FOR ANY OF SRH’S PLAYERS IN BETWEEN IPL. SO,FULL STRENGTH SQUAD AVAILABLE FOR SELECTION