IPL 2018: 5 players Sunrisers Hyderabad could retain using RTM
The 2016 champions surprised us all when they decided to leave out Shikhar Dhawan from their list of retained players and keep hold of only two, their captain David Warner and strike bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar.
Retaining two players allows them to use three RTM cards in the auction and with players such as Rashid Khan, Dhawan and Yuvraj Singh in the pool, the Hyderabad team will look to bring all their three cards into play.
We look at five players from the 2017 Hyderabad team who could be retained by using the RTM card.
#1 Shikhar Dhawan
The swashbuckling opener has been in great form recently, scoring a massive 960 runs in 2017 with an average of 48 for India.
He has been a very important player for the Sunrisers the past few seasons, forming a great partnership with David Warner at the top. Giving quick starts to his team, he notched 479 runs at a strike rate of 127 in the 2017 IPL season. Retaining him will be a huge boost for the team and the fans.