5 players SRH should target in the IPL 2021 auction
The Sunriders bowed out of IPL 2020 after DC beat them in the Qualifier 2.
Updated - Nov 15, 2020 2:58 pm
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) got off to a horrendous start in IPL 2020 as they could win only three of their first nine matches. However, the Orange Army made a miraculous comeback in the latter half of the competition to finish in the top 3. The IPL 2016 champions defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore to advance to Qualifier 2.
Unfortunately, the Delhi Capitals ended the David Warner-led outfit’s campaign by beating them in Qualifier 2. Still, the team management would be satisfied with their squad’s performance. It is pertinent to note that SRH had many injury problems in IPL 2020. They did not have their star pace bowler Bhuvneshwar Kumar in many matches, while the in-form Wriddhiman Saha missed the playoffs.
Besides, all-rounder, Mitchell Marsh was ruled out of IPL 2020 after picking up an injury in the first match itself. The think tank of the Hyderabad-based franchise will have the onus of ensuring that the squad has enough back-up options.
In this article, we will look at those five players that SRH should sign in the 2021 auction:
1. KS Bharat
If the Sunrisers Hyderabad bench Jonny Bairstow and Wriddhiman Saha is unavailable at the same time, they need another reliable Indian wicket-keeper batsman. While Shreevats Goswami is a seasoned campaigner present in the SRH squad, the former Royal Challengers Bangalore player has not fired all cylinders for the Orange Army so far.
Goswami had a chance to become a hero for SRH in the playoffs. Unfortunately, he failed to make the most out of the opportunity that he received. Someone like KS Bharat could have been handy for Hyderabad in that situation. The wicket-keeper batsman has made a name for himself with his top-class performance in the domestic arena.
Bharat has a good knowledge of the conditions in Hyderabad. When IPL returns to India, he could be a solid batting option for them. Also, he could help solve the middle-order issues that the Sunrisers faced during IPL 2020.