IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

This year, the Hyderabad-based franchise was not so active at the IPL Auction.

Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have been one of the most consistent teams in the IPL. The Orange Army was a late entrant in the league. However, they already have one championship to their name in their brief existence. The Sunrisers captured the IPL title under David Warner’s leadership during the 2016 season.

After that tournament, SRH has always made it to the Top 4. But the championship has stayed away from the Sunrisers. Last year, they made a slow start in the United Arab Emirates. Eventually, they came back and defeated the Top 3 teams of the competition to storm into the playoffs. Hyderabad knocked the Royal Challengers Bangalore out of IPL 2020 before the Delhi Capitals ended their campaign.

This year, the Hyderabad-based franchise was not so active at the IPL Auction. They retained their core group of players and added a few back-up options. Here is a complete SWOT Analysis of the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad for IPL 2021.

SRH Final Squad for IPL 2021-

David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Shreevats Goswami, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mohammad Nabi, Vijay Shankar, Kedar Jadhav, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Siddarth Kaul, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jagadeesha Suchith.

Purse Remaining- 6.95 Crore

IPL 2021: SWOT Analysis of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH)

Strengths – Top Order

Sunrisers Hyderabad huddel
Sunrisers Hyderabad huddle. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Sunrisers Hyderabad have one of the most destructive top-order lineups in IPL 2021. Skipper David Warner has always scored big in the IPL, while his partnership with Jonny Bairstow was excellent in 2019. Last year, Wriddhiman Saha opened for Hyderabad and did a wonderful job.

David Warner will have to make the tough call of picking either Bairstow or Saha as his opening partner. It will be hard to ignore Saha because of his top-quality performances as well as the fact that he qualifies as an Indian player. If SRH bench Bairstow, they could include Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jason Holder, Mitchell Marsh, or Mohammad Nabi in the playing XI.

Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey provide solid back-up to the opening batsmen. Williamson played a classic knock under pressure against the Royal Challengers Bangalore last year. Meanwhile, even Pandey played a couple of effective innings for the Hyderabad-based franchise.