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Sunrisers Hyderabad - Team Preview, Records, Journey, IPL 2021 Squad & Schedule

Rishabh Gautam
By Rishabh Gautam
April 06, 2021 • 08:38 AM View: 1460

Sunrisers Hyderabad's IPL Journey

  • 2013: Won 10 and lost 7 matches, finished 4th after reaching the playoffs in their maiden season.
  • 2014: Won 6 and lost 8 matches, finished 6th.
  • 2015: Won 7 and lost 7 matches, finished 6th in the tournament.  
  • 2016: Won 11 and lost 6 matches, won their maiden IPL trophy after defeating RCB in the final. 
  • 2017: Won 8 and lost 6 matches, finished 4th in the final league standings after getting defeated by KKR in Qualifier 2.
  • 2018: Won 10 and lost 7 matches finished as runners-up after getting defeated by CSK in the final.
  • 2019: Won 6 and lost 9 matches, finished 4th in the final league standings after getting defeated by Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2.
  • 2020: Won 8 and lost 7 matches, finished 3rd in the final league standings after getting defeated by Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2.

SRH’s strength this season would be its top order. It has one of the most destructive top-order lineups in the IPL 2021. Warner has been consistent with his scoring in the IPL. Last year, SRH opened with Wriddhiman Saha who had performed well in that position. It would be hard to choose between Bairstow & Saha to be Warner's opening partner. Then there are Kane Williamson, Jason Roy & Manish Pandey, who are all proven match-winners. 

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Sunrisers Hyderabad doesn't have a solid middle-order which can be a weakness. No team can rely on only the top 3 to score and win every match. The likes of Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh & Abdul Samad have to step up and score consistently which they haven't done in the past. 

There's an opportunity present for the two Indian seasoned domestic all-rounders to step up and prove their worth. Vijay Shankar who was deemed as the next big thing by many experts, and J Suchith who was a star all-rounder for Mumbai Indians before Krunal Pandya joined the franchise, will have a chance to perform well and make their way into the National team. 

Injury concerns are the biggest threat for SRH this season. 

Former Purple Cap winner Bhuvneshwar Kumar gets injured quite frequently. Wriddhiman Saha missed playing in the Qualifier 2 last year due to injuries. 

SRH Schedule For IPL 2021 

  • 11th April: vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Chennai
  • 14th April: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Chennai
  • 17th April: vs Mumbai Indians at Chennai
  • 21st April: vs Punjab Kings at Chennai (at 4 PM)
  • 25th April: vs Delhi Capitals at Chennai
  • 28th April: vs Chennai Super Kings at Delhi
  • 2nd May: vs Rajasthan Royals at Delhi (at 4 PM)
  • 4th May: vs Mumbai Indians at Delhi
  • 7th May: vs Chennai Super Kings at Delhi
  • 9th May: vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kolkata
  • 13th May: vs Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata
  • 17th May: vs Delhi Capitals at Kolkata
  • 19th May: vs Punjab Kings at Bangalore
  • 21st May: vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore (At 4 PM)

Also Read - Kolkata Knight Riders Team Preview - Records, Journey, IPL 2021 Squad & Schedule



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