IMG SRC: Sunrisers Hyderabad

The TATA IPL 2023 is around the corner; if there is one team ready for it, it has to be the Sunrisers Hyderabad. They went into the TATA IPL 2023 Auction with a large budget and effectively spent all 42 crores on value picks. They did not shop rampantly, and each of their buys was strategic. Under the ownership of Kalanithi and Kavya Maran, the team is looking solid. They are yet to announce their captain, but Bhuvneshwar Kumar or Mayank Agarwal is most likely to get the job. Here is an in-depth look:

Strengths of the Sunrisers Hyderabad:

The strengths of the Sunrisers Hyderabad are their Indian fast bowlers. They have picked some of the best in business. They have pace sensation Umran Malik, the experienced Bhuvneshwar Kumar, the left-arm pace of T Natarajan, and the youth of Kartik Tyagi. Their Indian batters are looking solid too. They have Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, and Washington Sundar. All in all, the Indian core is their cream. The finishing skills of Abdul Samad appeared to be fading and hence they have invested in Glenn Phillips.

After striving 6 long seasons in the IPL, Rahul Tripathi finally got the national cap which he always deserved. IMG SRC: BCCI.

Weakness of the Sunrisers Hyderabad:

The weakness of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is not very evident but they could have gone for other batters in the middle order. They are relying on the promise of Harry Brook, but he is yet to prove himself on the Indian pitches. The same is the case with Glenn Phillips, who is struggling in the ongoing series itself. They do not have an off-spinner.

Opportunities for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2023:

IMG SRC: Sunrisers Hyderabad

This a massive opportunity for Abhishek Sharma in T20 cricket in the TATA IPL 2023. Ishan Kishan is struggling with form. The Indian cricket team loves to have left-handed openers. In the absence of Shikhar Dhawan and with Kishan struggling, Abhishek can make a case for himself. He has been toiling in the IPL for the past two seasons. The other opportunity is for Mayank Agarwal to return to the national team. He was dropped after having a decent South Africa series in 2021.

Threats for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2023:

The threat is the fact that they rely on in-experienced middle-order batters. They have the likes of Brook, Klaasen, Abdul Samad, and Vivrant Sharma in the finishing roles and the middle order. These players have shown immense promise but they lack experience playing in India and on such a grand stage. Washington Sundar is injured prone but he is a very valuable asset.

Squad for the Sunrisers Hyderabad:

Glenn Phillips (NZ), Nitish Kumar Reddy, Upendra Singh Yadav, Heinrich Klaasen, Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram (SA), Rahul Tripathi, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook (ENG), Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, Mayank Dagar, Sanvir Singh, Samarth Vyas, Vivrant Sharma, Fazalhaq Farooqi (AFG), Marco Jansen (SA), Kartik Tyagi, Bhuveshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Akeal Hosein (WI), Mayank Markande, Adil Rashid (ENG).

Expected Playing XI:

Abhishek Sharma, Mayank Agarwal, Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Harry Brook, Glenn Phillips, Washington Sundar, Marco Jansen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar(C), Mayank Markande/Kartik Tyagi, Umran Malik.

Schedule for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2023:

The schedule for the TATA IPL 2023 season is yet to be announced. Hence the schedule for the Sunrisers Hyderabad is also to be announced.

Predictions for the Sunrisers Hyderabad in TATA IPL 2023:

The Sunrisers Hyderabad will finish in the top 4. They will get the number 3 or number 4 spot. The team is looking solid and has all aspects covered. They will have a very successful season. Rahul Tripathi is expected to be the top run-getter and Umran Malik will take the most wickets.

IMG SRC: The Indian Express

X-Factor Players:

Their X-Factor players are Glenn Phillps and Abhishek Sharma. Glenn Phillips has had a phenomenal T20 career in the past year. He smoked a 100 in the T20 World Cup. He is one of the top finishers on the planet when it comes to the average and strike rate. New Zealand cricket has backed his abilities and supported him even after multiple failures. But that move has finally paid off. Abhishek Sharma on the other hand is one of the cleanest strikers of the ball. If he goes mad in the powerplay overs, he is a true asset for the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

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