Sunrisers Hyderabad team 2023: Hyderabad will arrive at the IPL 2023 auction with a budget of INR 42.25 crore. They can buy up to 13 cricketers, of whom at most four can be overseas.
Hyderabad have now had two underwhelming seasons on the trot. In 2021, they finished last, winning three out of 14 matches. In 2022, after releasing captain David Warner, at one point they threatened to qualify for the playoffs before fizzling out. They have now released Warner’s replacement Kane Williamson as well.
Ahead of this season’s auctions, they underwent a complete overhaul, releasing Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Romario Shepherd, Shreyas Gopal, Sean Abbott, Priyam Garg, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, J Suchith, Ravikumar Samarth, and Sushant Mishra. They also promoted former batting coach Brian Lara to head coach.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team in IPL 2023
Hyderabad can already field an all-Indian superb pace department, in Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, and T Natarajan, with Marco Jansen and Fazalhaq Farooqi set to step in at any point. Their other strength is in the all-rounders – Jansen, Abhishek Sharma, Washington Sundar, and even Aiden Markram.
Of course, there is Rahul Tripathi, still in search of that elusive India cap despite his recent IPL run: he struck at 140 in 2021 and 158 in 2022 to boost his IPL career strike rate to 141.
It is a 12-member squad as of now, so there are plenty of placed to fill. At least two big-hitting batters, a wicketkeeper, and at least two spinners, to begin with.
Hyderabad have the highest budget (about six times of Kolkata Knight Riders) and most slots to fill, but only four of them will be overseas. Given their tendency to back big overseas names as captains, they are likely to go broke for Ben Stokes. Given their budget, they will have substantial money even after that, and may invest in Cam Green or Rilee Rossouw after that.
They have too many pacers already, so they may give Sam Curran a pass. Instead, they may pick the quicker George Garton. And after investing in Umran Malik and Abdul Samad, they may pick their Jammu & Kashmir teammates like Basit Bashir, Shahrukh Dar, or Auqib Nabi.
For wicketkeeper may opt for two of Phil Salt, N Jagadeesan, Kusal Mendis, and Heinrich Klaasen. They may also pack their batting with Jason Roy. Will Jacks and Harry Brook, along with Mayank Agarwal. For spinners, they have the budget for Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, or Adam Zampa, or Indian veterans like Amit Mishra, Piyush Chawla, and Shahbaz Nadeem.
Sunrisers Hyderabad squad ahead of IPL 2023 auction
Overseas cricketers underlined.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Washington Sundar, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, T Natarajan, Aiden Markram. Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.
Sunrisers Hyderabad team 2023 purse: INR 42.25 crore. Slots remaining: 13 (four overseas)
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