SRH were the runners-up of the 2018 edition of the IPL, being beaten by the Chennai Super Kings in the finals. They were extremely consistent the whole year, gaining new fans and retaining old and loyal supporters.
The year was a roller coaster for them, but despite all, the franchise persevered and won infinite hearts. This year, they hope to recreate the magic, and hopefully, bring home the trophy. Here are a few reasons why SRH may win the Indian Premier League this year.
A Capable Leader
David Warner will return to the team this year and will continue to lead it till the time he departs for the World Cup 2019. He will be replaced by the fully capable and efficient Kane Williamson, who will lead the side efficiently last year and will continue to lead SRH after the departure of Warner. Even when he will not be the skipper, he will be expected to give his valuable inputs during every game, and the presence of two power-packed stars is sure to help the franchise.
The presence of Williamson
The leading run scorer for SRH in the previous year was Kane Williamson, who was also the top run-getter in the whole tournament. Leading the table at over 700 runs, SRH will be obviously banking on the very capable New Zealander to help tide them through yet again. With Shikhar Dhawan being traded away, and with Warner likely to be rusty, the onus will lie on the Kiwi star, at least in the initial parts of the tournament.
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A Lethal Wicket Taker
SRH have a major trump card in their side, in the form of Afghan bowler Rashid Khan. Possibly the best bowler in the world, Khan has been proven to be downright unpredictable and can send back any batsman with ease. He is surely dangerous on the field and is without a doubt the biggest threat in the Sunrisers Hyderabad. No batsman would want to face him, and this fear will surely work in the favor of SRH. In the recent past, Rashid has also improved his batting skills, which makes him even more lethal.
Ability to Defend Any Score
In the 2018 edition of the IPL, there were a multitude of instances when SRH put up a modest score on the board, only to have the bowlers defend it with ease. Their bowlers can put up both match winning and mind-blowing performances with ease. The biggest advantage of SRH is that even if sometimes their batsmen falter, the bowlers have no qualms rising to the occasion, and helping the team win the match comfortably.
Best Pace Bowling Attack
There is no doubt of the fact that the Sunrisers Hyderabad have the best bowling line- up in the Indian Premier League. From the start to the end, the bowling squad is filled with a versatile variety of Indian bowlers. Furthermore, the captain knows how to rotate the bowlers, offering a unique take at every over. In addition to the Indian bowlers, Billy Stanlake, their foreign offering, is equally capable and efficient. The Sunrisers Hyderabad has a stable team which thrives on a variety of pacers, who can always impress those watching.
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