Preview : Sunrisers Hyderabad , IPL 10
David Warner led side Sunrisers are back to defend their title after a dream run in IPL 9. Once underdogs are now favorites to perform with the match winners in form of Warner, Dhawan , Yuvraj and Mustafizur who can win games single handedly.
Squad strength : 25 (Overseas players – 9)
Overseas: David Warner (Australia), Moises Henriques (Australia), Kane Williamson (New Zealand), Ben Cutting (Australia), Mustafizur Rahman (Bangladesh).
Indians: Shikhar Dhawan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Naman Ojha, Ricky Bhui, Siddarth Kaul, Bipul Sharma, Ashish Nehra, Yuvraj Singh, Abhimanyu Mithun, Barinder Singh Sran, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar
Bought at auction
Overseas: Rashid Khan Arman (Afghanistan), Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Ben Laughlin (Australia), Chris Jordan (England)
Indians: Eklavya Dwivedi, Pravin Tambe, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammed Siraj
Possible XI : David Warner , Shikhar Dhawan , Moises Henriques , Yuvraj Singh , Deepak Hooda , Naman Ojha (wk) , Vijay Shankar , Rashid Khan , Bhuvneshwar Kumar , Ashish Nehra , Mustafizur Rehman.
Strength : Overcoming the weakness from last year which was their spin bowling. They have bought in Rashid Khan at the mini auction which is a great boost to their spin bowling department. Presence of match winners like David Warner , Yuvraj Singh and Mustafizur Rehman is the biggest strength of Sunrisers.
Weakness : Lack of experienced batsmen in middle and lower middle order. With Shikhar Dhawan’s form is still in a worry they are too much dependent on David Warner to give them great starts.
Last year finish :