IPL 2021: 5 overseas players SRH may look out for in the auction
Since they have only one foreign spot to look out for, it will both be critical and interesting to see, who they go after.
Updated - Feb 11, 2021 12:36 pm
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had a pretty decent IPL season last year, finishing at the 3rd position. They were doubted by many at the start due to their inexperienced middle order, new pacers like Natrajan coming in, and overdependence on their foreign batsmen. They were also pegged down by injuries to their premier bowler Bhuvaneshwar Kumar and key allrounder Mitchell Marsh.
Despite all of these, they played really well, backed their strengths, and qualified for the playoffs leaving many teams behind. This year, they seem to be one of the most settled squads going into the season, releasing just 5 players and retaining the entire core of the team.
In total, they have only 3 empty slots, out of which only one will be filled by an overseas player. Since they have only one foreign spot to look out for, it will both be critical and interesting to see, who they go after.
Here are 5 players SRH can look out for in the IPL auction:
1. Glenn Maxwell
Maxwell had a very dull IPL season last time around. He scored only 108 runs not hitting a single 6 in the season. This is very unlikely of someone carrying the stature Maxwell has. But after Maxwell’s exploits over the years, it is still likely that he will be sold in the auction at a very decent price.
After the flop season of 2020, he did have an awesome India series followed by a booming BBL. It is only a matter of time that he can get back to form even in the IPL. As far as SRH is concerned, their batting looks too dependent on David Warner and either Jonny Bairstow or Kane Williamson. The rest of the batting order is quite inexperienced and getting Maxwell will be a huge boost.
He can finish off the innings very well if the middle order fails. The Victorian even bat up the order. Apart from his batting, he is a gun fielder and can also provide a couple of overs as an extra bowler on Indian pitches.