IPL 2023: 3 SRH players to watch out for in upcoming season
The SRH management will expect these players to turn up against their opponents and help SRH lift the trophy for the second time.
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2. Glenn Phillips
Glenn Phillips’ role will be crucial for SRH as he will strengthen the team’s batting line-up in the top order. His superb T20I batting record for New Zealand indicates that he is an ideal batter in the shortest format of the sport. So far, he has represented the Black Caps in 59 T20Is and has piled up 1,385 runs with two tons and eight half-centuries at a remarkable strike rate of 144.72.
However, his best in the cash-rich IPL is yet to come as he has scored only 26 runs in one innings for SRH. Before the 2023 mini-auction, he was one of the few names who got retained by Sunrisers for the 2023 edition. Emboldened by his franchise’s support, he will now look to play impactful knocks for them and quench their thirst for winning the trophy for the first time in seven years.
In the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup which was the last major multilateral competition he played, Phillips accumulated 201 runs for his team in five contests at a breathtaking strike rate of 158.26, also scoring a century and a fifty in the process. The right-hander will also get the support of adept batters like Mayank Agarwal, skipper Aiden Markram, and Harry Brook to reinforce the SRH batting unit.