5 players Sunrisers Hyderabad should retain
Champions of the 2016 season, Sunrisers Hyderabad are a very strong team. Ever since David Warner took over as captain, the team looks a class apart. The Sunrisers have a very strong batting order, with the likes of David Warner, Shikhar Dhawan, Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, and Moises Henriques. The openers - Warner and Dhawan have done a great job of getting the team off to good starts and the middle and lower order has done well to finish off well. The team also boasts of excellent T20 bowlers like Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and Rashid Khan.
With major re-shuffling of teams for the next season, it would be interesting to see which players the team chooses to retain.
Teams can retain five players, subject to a maximum of three capped Indian players, a maximum of two overseas players and a maximum of two uncapped Indian players.
Here are five players I feel the Sunrisers should retain.
#1 David Warner
The southpaw from Australia has been the star of the team ever since he was bought by the Sunrisers in 2014. He was made the captain of the team in 2015 and won the 2016 title for the Sunrisers. Warner combines very well with Shikhar Dhawan at the top of the batting order for the orange army and the two have often strung big partnerships together to put up large totals for their side.
Warner is the fifth highest run-scorer in IPL history, scoring 4,014 runs in 114 games at an average of 40.45 and a healthy strike rate of 142.13. He has three centuries and 36 half-centuries to his name and has smashed 160 sixes in the tournament. He has a high score of 126 in the tournament.
Sunrisers are sure to retain their skipper for the next season.