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IPL 2019, KKR vs SRH: Sunrisers Hyderabad’s Predicted XI against Kolkata Knight Riders

Sunrisers Hyderabad, with their potent bowling attack, are one of the favourites this year and with the inclusion of David Warner in their ranks, can be a team other sides need to wary about.

cricket Updated: Mar 24, 2019 09:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
IPL 2019,KKR vs SRH,Sunrisers Hyderabad
File image of Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan(AFP)

Sunrisers Hyderabad, with their potent bowling attack, are one of the favourites this year and with the inclusion of David Warner in their ranks, can be a team other sides need to wary about.

They will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match of the season and we try to predict Hyderabad’s predicted XI.

David Warner

The Australian is back in the fold and he will stride out to open the innings for his side. A fit and firing Warner at the top of the order could be just what Hyderabad would want to get their season underway.

Jonny Bairstow

Captain Kane Williamson is nursing an injury and could miss the opening clash for Sunrisers. This opens the door for England wicket-keeper batsman to make his maiden IPL appearance.

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Manish Pandey

He was a big ticket but for the side last season, but did not have an entirely memorable season for Sunrisers. However, he has been in good form in the recent domestic season and can walk out to bat at the crucial number 3 position for his side.

Vijay Shankar

After being impressive in the limited opportunities his got for the Indian side, this season could be all about Vijay Shankar, the all-rounder for Sunrisers Hyderabad. A bumper season in the IPL and Shankar could well be on his way to England.

Shakib al Hasan

The gun all-rounder from Bangladesh, Shakib renders great balance to the side and his experience both with the bat and ball will be crucial to the fortunes of the side.

Deepak Hooda

The Baroda all-rounder now has plenty of experience in the IPL and his season, he needs to step up and make an impression. He has played a few memorable knocks in the past, but this season, he has to be more consistent for his side.

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Rashid Khan

The X-factor for SRH with the ball, but Rashid has grown leaps and bound with the bat over the last one year. He is a clean striker of the ball and can be potent with the long handle in the final few overs.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar

In the match against KKR, Bhuvneshwar could lead the side in the absence of David Warner and hence, will be under a lot of pressure to get things rolling for his side, both with the ball and as a skipper of the side.

Shahbaz Nadeem

After spending all these years with Delhi Daredevils (now Delhi Capitals), Shahbaz Nadeem will now turn up for the Sunrisers Hyderabad and on the sluggish surfaces in Hyderabad, his canny bowling can be a real asset for the side.

Siddarth Kaul

The bowler with the band, Siddarth Kaul has been a consistent performer for his side over the last couple of seasons and now, is one of the senior members in the side and will be expected to come up with the goods.

Khaleel Ahmed

The young left-hander tapered off after a bright debut and would want to reclaim his spot back for the World Cup with a bumper season for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

First Published: Mar 23, 2019 18:25 IST