Champions of IPL 2016 Sunrisers Hyderabad have retained their core team for the 2017 season. Consequently, at the recently concluded players trading window, the Champions have let go the services of 6 of their players. Thus, with a well balanced and a strong squad, SRH, as they are fondly called by their fans, have all bases covered ahead of IPL Auction 2017.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium – Uppal, Hyderabad, India
The first match of IPL 2017 and the finals will be held at this very venue.
LIST OF PLAYERS RELEASED
- Eoin Morgan
- Karn Sharma
- Trent Boult
- Ashish Reddy
- Tirumalashetti Suman
- Aditya Tare
Total Amount – ₹ 660,000,000
Amount spent – ₹ 451,000,000
Amount remaining – ₹ 209,000,000
|David Warner||Bhuvaneshwar Kumar||Yuvraj Singh||Naman Ojha|
|Shikhar Dhawan||Ashish Nehra||Moises Henriques|
|Kane Williamson||Mustafizur Rahman||Ben Cutting|
|Ricky Bhui||Barinder Sran||Bipul Sharma|
|Siddharth kaul||Vijay Shankar|
|Abhimanyu Mithun||Deepak Hooda|
As can be seen, the Sunrisers Hyderabad have a squad of 17 cricketers at the moment. In general, they will be looking to build that squad to about 22-24 players at the auction.
Indian Players – 12
Foreign Players – 5 (They Can pick 4 more foreign players at Auction).
WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017
With a healthy purse of ₹20.9 crores, do not be surprised if SRH makes some expensive buys. With a very good management, headed by experienced former Indian Great V.V.S Laxman and Coach Tom Moody, Sunrisers are definitely in safe hands. Coach Tom Moody being an Aussie might influence the selection of players. Therefore, expect the Sunrisers to go for some talented players from the recently concluded Australia’s Big Bash League.
WHAT UWEWORLD THINKS SUNRISERS HYDERABAD WILL DO AT THE IPL AUCTION 2017
We at UWeWorld feel that Sunrisers Hyderabad will be very calculative in their bidding. As a matter of fact, they will go all out for players who they feel will make a great addition to their team. Hence, it will not be a surprise if SRH picks just 3 to 4 players in the upcoming auction. Moreover, SRH will be majorly looking for some impressive backup players to plug in the loopholes in their title defence.
THE TARGET FOR SRH IN THE IPL AUCTION 2017
- Since Shikhar Dhawan is out-of-form, Sunrisers might go for a Domestic opener as a backup.
- A devastating Foreign opener who can be a backup for David Warner in the case of an injury.
- Naman Ojha is the only wicket-keeper in the Squad. As a result, a domestic wicket-keeper batsman will definitely be a pick for Sunrisers.
- A batting or a spin bowling all-rounder who is a finisher.
- Now that Trent Boult is released from the squad, Sunrisers will look for a suitable International Fast Bowler as a replacement.
PLAYERS ON SUNRISERS HYDERABAD’S RADAR
OPENERS: Jason Roy, Martin Guptill, Evin Lewis, Koushik Gandhi, Akhil Herwadkar
BOWLERS: Kagiso Rabada, Morne Morkel, Ishant Sharma, Lungi Ngidi, Mitchell Johnson, Imran Tahir
ALL-ROUNDERS: Johan Botha, Pawan Negi, Ben Stokes, Corey Anderson
WICKET-KEEPERS: Ben Dunk, Jimmy Pierson, KB Arun Karthik, C.M Gowtham.
NOTE: This article is the thought-work of the Editor from UWeWorld. The Editor does not have any contacts or information from anyone involved with IPL or anyone involved with the team Sunrisers Hyderabad or any player.