IPL 2019: Top 7 cricketers who were the value buys of the auction
# 6 Wridhiman Saha - SRH – Rs.1.20 Crore
Wriddhiman Saha is an absolute team player. VVS Laxman and the Sunrisers management knows that very well and is happy to grab the wicketkeeper at Rs.1.20 Crore. Rajasthan Royals were also interested in grabbing him at the near base price, but eventually, it was supposed to be a homecoming for Wridhiman Saha.
Sunrisers have an Indian wicketkeeper in their squad in Sreevats Goswami. Considering the possibility of Goswami running out of form in the IPL season, it makes sense to have a solid alternative for the player. If Saha is fully fit, he might even get the nod ahead of Goswami on account of his superior keeping abilities and rock-solid batting style.
Sunrisers also have brought in Jonny Bairstow in the place of released Alex Hales and he can keep comfortably. You can expect Bairstow to be their primary wicketkeeper in the initial stages of IPL 2019 season and once he leaves for World cup duties, Wridhiman Saha is likely to take over.
Overall, Wridhiman Saha at Rs. 1.20 Crore is a decent bargain buy for Sunrisers Hyderabad.