IPL 2017: Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Predicted Playing XI
Sunrisers Hyderabad will look to defend their IPL crown
The IPL 2017 is just a day away and the defending champions Sunrisers Hyderabad will kick start the tenth edition by taking on the runners-up from the previous edition, Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Rajiv Gandhi international stadium in Hyderabad.
They have one of the strongest squads ahead of the IPL and are one of the favourites going into the tournament as they have all their bases covered. Unlike the other teams, Sunrisers do not have any injury concerns to their players and their coach, Tom Moody, revealed that the entire squad will be available to take part in the tournament.
Let us take a look at their playing XI going into the IPL.
Squad: Shikhar Dhawan, Naman Ojha, Deepak Hooda, Vijay Shankar, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Barinder Sran, Bipul Sharma, Ricky Bhui, Yuvraj Singh, Siddarth Kaul, A Mithun. David Warner, Moises Henriques, Ben Cutting, Mustafizur Rahman, Kane Williamson, Tanmay Agarwal, Mohammad Nabi, Eklavya Dwivedi, Rashid Khan, Pravin Tambe, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin and Md Siraj.
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It is highly unlikely that the defending champions will tinker their opening combination that won then the IPL last season. Skipper David Warner must be low on confidence, due to his failure against India in the recently concluded Test series but in spite of that, it will be a safe bet to put your money on the Aussie to finish as one of the leading run scorers for the Sunrisers this season.
The SRH team management will hope that Warner fires on all cylinders as he is someone who is very crucial for the team if they want to defend their crown.
This IPL is very crucial for his opening partner, Shikhar Dhawan, who is going into the tournament after piling on the runs in the recently concluded Deodhar trophy. Dhawan was dropped from the Indian team and will have to score a lot of runs to make it to the Indian playing XI for the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy.
The duo has opened the batting together on a lot of occasions and has been successful for the Orange army.