SRH Playing 11 today: The Sportsrush presents before you SunRisers Hyderbad playing 11 for their eighth match of IPL 2019.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad are going the KKR way in this IPL. After a great start, they have managed to lose 3 matches on the trot. Their over-dependency on David Warner and Jonny Bairstow has been exposed and their middle-order has been all but impressive. They are just not being able to bat well enough at this level.
With 6 points from 7 games, they need to pull up their socks and try to get back their old form. CSK will be a tough opponent to beat considering they have managed to win almost all their matches. However, Sunrisers need to believe in themselves.
The SRH top order is probably the strongest in any team in the world. David Warner, the Orange Cap holder, needs to keep playing the big knocks in order to motivate the team along with Jonny Bairstow who also would want to win a few more matches for his team before leaving for national duty. Kane Williamson is fit and back. He would want to be a proactive leader and lead from the front. He needs to make his bat talk and talk big. The top 3’s performance might determine the outcome of this match.
Herein lies the main concern for SRH. Absolutely nothing they have done has worked. After a plethora of chances to Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan, they had finally been dropped in the previous game in favour of talented Ricky Bhui and young Abhishek Sharma. Although they failed to make a significant contribution, they will surely be given a few more chances before they think of other options. Abhishek Sharma’s bowling hands him a bit of an advantage as well.
Vijay Shankar’s confidence will be boosted after his World Cup selection and he would like to shut all the critics up with an impactful innings. Deepak Hooda is expected tpo keep playing his role as a floater in the team.
Rashid 👉 👈 Abhishek
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) April 16, 2019
The Sunrisers’ bowling attack is potent and has been looking good in this IPL. At Hyderabad, the spinners are expected to get some assistance off the pitch. Rashid Khan, along with Abhishek Sharma, would like to make use of the conditions if it suits them. The pace attack is impressive and will be led by Bhuvneshwar Kumar who has not had a very good season so far. However, he would look to turn things around and make a strong case for him to be a part of the playing XI in India’s World Cup team.
Khaleel Ahmed did impress in his first match this season by picking up 3 important wickets. Sandeep Sharma has also been good with the ball and would want to continue bowling the way he has been bowling. Vijay Shankar may also get to bowl a few overs. The SRH bowling needs to keep doing well and restrict the CSK batsmen efficiently.
PREDICTED PLAYING XI: 1) David Warner 2) Jonny Bairstow (WK) 3) Kane Williamson (C) 4) Vijay Shankar 5) Ricky Bhui 6) Deepak Hooda 7) Abhishek Sharma 8) Rashid Khan 9) Bhuvneshwar Kumar 10) Sandeep Sharma 11) Khaleel Ahmed
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