IPL 10, Match 6, SRH v GL: Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI

IPL 10, Match 6, SRH v GL: Sunrisers Hyderabad Predicted XI

Here is the predicted XI of the SRH.

Yuvraj Singh of Sunrisers Hyderabad
Yuvraj Singh of Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo Source: BCCI)

The defending champions of Indian Premier League have got off to the perfect start to the tournament. Sunrisers led by the Australian opener David Warner have got off to the near-perfect start with a massive win over last year’s finalists’ Royal Challengers Bangalore at Hyderabad.

It, would, however, be surprising to see what combinations the Sunrisers would want to go into this game. Although, the captain Warner has stated that he doesn’t like to switch and swap too many players and is most likely to go with the same playing XI that played the other night.

The Sunrisers were probably the only team which was least affected by injuries on comparison with their counterparts in this match- Gujarat Lions. The side from Hyderabad would want to take home another “W” under their name when they play the struggling Gujarat Lions in the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad at 4 PM.

The left-arm Bangladeshi pacer Mustafizur Rahman is more likely to join Tom Moody’s side when they travel to Mumbai for their game against the Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians. It would be an added benefit for the Sunrisers after his heroics in the previous season of the tournament.

Probable XI: David Warner (c), Shikhar Dhawan, Moises Henriques, Yuvraj Singh, Deepak Hooda, Naman Ojha, Ben Cutting, Bipul Sharma, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra, Rashid Khan

Playing XI:

David Warner:

The Australian dynamic opening batsman is not off to the start that he would have expected. The opener was dismissed cheaply in the first match and would not want to repeat the mistake this time around.

Warner was instrumental in the side’s road to the IPL finals and also led the side to be victorious with quickfire half-centuries throughout the entire tournament. However, the Indian season has not been a good one for the 30-year-old, and he would want to make amends to the season.

He would provide the platform that the side requires to see a full-fledged aggression from the middle-order batsmen, who have performed well against the Challengers.

Shikhar Dhawan:

The Indian opener, who has not been picked in the Indian squad for the past two tours has a point to prove to the selectors and what bigger platform than the IPL.

The opener got off to a great start in the match against the Challengers scoring 40 runs in 31 balls, although he was unable to convert the good start into a meaningful inning. The Southpaw would want to ensure that he gets off to a good start and convert the starts into a meaningful innings or two.

Moises Henriques:

The Australian all-rounder was probably the best batsman on the opening night before a swashbuckling inning from Yuvraj took away the accolades from the all-rounder.

He got off to a dream start in the 10th season of the IPL, with his previous years’ performances not anywhere near to the start he got against the Challengers. A 37-ball 52 runs ensured that the Sunrisers did not wobble after the fall of their instrumental opener.

Additionally, Warner would want the all-rounder to be in prime form with the ball as he would be an instrumental figure in the Sunrisers setup.

Yuvraj Singh:

It has taken a few seasons for the southpaw to adjust to the format with his previous dodgy seasons with the Royal Challengers Bangalore and his first season with the Hyderabad franchise.

His performance in the first match was the one that the franchise owners were looking for- The Yuvraj, who smashed Stuart Broad all over the park in Durban was back. The performance against his former side showed why he was worth all the buck that they paid for him.

The 62 run from 27 balls lit up the IPL opening night, and Yuvraj would want to reaffirm his position in the Indian team with performances of this calibre.

Deepak Hooda:

The all-rounder did not have enough deliveries to prove his worth, although a quick fire 16 runs helped the side to cross the 200 run mark.

The 21-year-old allrounder from Baroda proved his worth with the ball picking up the massive wicket of the Jamaican Chris Gayle, who looked menacing before his dismissal.

The all-rounder would want to help his side with bat and ball to cement his position in the squad.

Ben Cutting:

Ben Cutting, the third Australian in the Sunrisers playing XI has helped the side with some massive hitting. The night which the Challengers fan would want to forget, it was this man who knocked the ball out of the park to help the side get over the 200 mark.

Similarly, in the opening fixture of this year’s tournament, it was his cameo which helped the side from Hyderabad get over the total of 200 with 16 runs off just six balls. The Australians’ bowling on the Hyderabad was a one to look out for. It was a beautiful presentation of seam-bowling from the Australian.

Naman Ojha (w):

The wicketkeeper did not get an opportunity to bat in the opening night of the tournament but definitely made an impact behind the stump with some tidy glovework.

It would, however, be interesting to see how the wicket-keeper utilises when he gets his opportunity to bat in a nerve-wrecking situation. It seems it’s’ too early in the tournament to guess his form since his domestic form was not particularly well-off.

Bipul Sharma:

The lower-order bowling all-rounder Bipul Sharma did not have an opportunity to belter the ball with the willow at Hyderabad.
He bowled a solitary over in the entire match picking up the wicket of the Kerala all-rounder Sachin Baby.

His inclusion in the side would be tested on the varying conditions, and the left-arm spinner must come with performances to support his case in the playing XI.

Bhuvaneshwar Kumar:

The right-arm swing bowler got off to a flying start in the tournament picking up two wickets for just 27 runs in his entire quota of four overs.

The pacer from Uttar Pradesh was the leading wicket-taker for the franchise in the previous edition of the Tournament. The swinging conditions in Hyderabad would only help the pacer as the tournament reaches its latter stages, where it would be tough for the bowlers to execute their skills.

In the last season too, the pacer was immaculate with his ability to open the bowling and bowl at the death when Warner reached out to him. It would be a defining season for the 27-year-old.

Rashid Khan:

The Afghanistan vice-captain has got off to a start that he would have hoped for. It was a surprising decision by Tom Moody and the Sunrisers management to get the young leg-spinner on board despite the several big names that boasted around in the Auction.

The Sunrisers’ management had always shown its faith and confidence on the leggie, and the leggie paid the good dead with over the moon performances against the Irish side. Although the IPL is a different ball game, his start to the tournament suggested that the young leggie is up for the competition.

Ashish Nehra:

The left-arm pacer is the experienced bowler for the Sunrisers. Warner and Tom Moody would be hopeful that the veteran stays fit throughout the tournament after an injury ruled him out from several games in the last season.

The veteran did not get off to an ideal start in the tournament falling prey to the big hitting Chris Gayle. The Jamaican knocked the pacer off to school with some hard-hitting. The pacer would want to prove a point despite his previous successful stints with Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers last season.