Back in 2020, towards the business end of the campaign, Sunrisers Hyderabad looked down and out in the race for the playoffs in the Indian Premier League.
David Warner’s men are known for being there and thereabouts in the playoff equation. In 2021, it is a matter of converting that into a championship.
In the new format of playing matches at neutral venues, no team might have hit the sweet spot better than SRH. They start their season with five matches in Chennai followed by four in Delhi which could be music to the ears of Rashid Khan and the rest of the bowlers who thrive with their cutters.
Their next three matches will be played in Kolkata before two games in Bengaluru. Their league season will start and end with a match against KKR. Interestingly, their final match being on May 21 means these two teams will close their campaign while DC and CSK have two matches remaining. There are potential Net Run Rate confusions there.
Players bought by SRH at auction
|Kedar Jadhav||All-Rounder||Rs 20000000|
|Mujeeb Zadran||Bowler||Rs 15000000|
|J Suchith||Bowler||Rs 3000000|
As for the team itself, it…