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IPL 2018: How Sunrisers Hyderabad could lineup for their first game of the season

Which eleven players are likely to take the field for Orange Army?

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Top 5 / Top 10 25 Feb 2018, 15:55 IST
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After ten wonderful years, the Indian Premier League witnessed one of the biggest shakeups in its history. Most of the players went under the hammer as only a handful were retained.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad went into the auction having retained last year's orange cap and purple cap winners, i.e., David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar and came out of the auction as one of the happiest teams.

They managed to use their RTM on stars Rashid Khan and Shikhar Dhawan. Many critics are even terming Sunrisers the strongest squad on paper. Without further ado, let's take a look at their probable playing eleven in the upcoming edition of the IPL.


Openers


David Warner & Shikhar Dhawan

Foes while playing for their respective countries, friends when playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad
Foes while playing for their respective countries, friends when playing for the Sunrisers Hyderabad

No surprises here. Over the last few years, the left-handed duo have proven themselves to be among the best opening partnerships in IPL.

In the last three editions, Warner has bagged the orange cap twice and finished runner-up to Virat Kohli once. He is arguably the finest opener IPL has seen and his consistency has been priceless for Hyderabad.

The Australian leads from the front and has captained the Sunrisers to a title in 2016 as well.

Dhawan has been the perfect partner in crime to Warner. He starts slow and rotates strike frequently, allowing his captain to notch up runs quickly at the other end. The pair have put together numerous 50-run stands, providing the Sunrisers with ideal starts on many occasions.

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