Today we assess the Punjab team and try to find the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020. A team that has gone through an ownership change, Sunrisers Hyderabad, has come a long way. Initially there was a different franchise representing the city viz. Deccan Chargers who became the champions in 2009, some of the most renowned faces in the game like Adam Gilchrist, Kumar Sangakkara, and Rohit Sharma were at the helm of this franchise, who could be called one of the more consistent teams in the format, barring one or two seasons in which they faltered.
Best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020
Later on, a new franchise were floated in IPL post the BCCI-Deccan Chargers issue which is still being tried in court. In 2016, Sunrisers under the able leadership of Darren Sammy won the title with aplomb. This time under the captainship of the maverick David Warner, Sunrisers would look to mount a serious challenge. Following is a list of the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020-
The diminutive Australian is not only one of the most polarising figures in cricket today but a gritty and competitive one as well. Warner has seen tremendous ups and downs in his career with criticism being leveled at him from all levels. But he has let his bat do the talking and has emerged as one of the finest Australian cricketers of this generation.
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On his day, David Warner can rip apart the best bowling attack in the world, a quality Sunrisers would be counting on apart from his insights as to the captain of the team. Captain and the most valuable player of the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
If there’s one man who unexpectedly has been a big contributor to England’s unprecedented rise to the top of world cricket in almost all formats of the game in the last two years, it has been Jonny Bairstow. His stroke-filled batting prowess has been well complemented along with his keeping skills making him an asset for the England team in the recent past.
Bairstow has not been in the best of form, but we are aware of the damage he can cause once he gets set. Along with David Warner, they will form the most feared opening duo of the tournament. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
A man with class and poise written all over his cricketing shots, Kane Williamson has asserted the fact that he is the best thing to happen to New Zealand Cricket after Martin Crowe. The most elegant player of this generation, the slam-bang manner of T20 Cricket never suited Williamson.
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However, the great student of the game that he is, his approach to T20 cricket has completely changed in the last couple of years. He has been a brilliant contributor for Sunrisers in the middle order scoring runs and winning games for his team regularly. Being as astute and thinking captain, his inputs on the cricket field and off it would be extremely crucial. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
A KKR loyalist for the longest of times, Manish Pandey has been around for quite a long time. For KKR he has played a lot of match-winning innings down the order when his team was down and out. Pandey’s ability to use his feet against the spinners will be something Sunrisers would be looking to rely on. He has been a part of this setup for quite some time now and would be knowing the philosophies of the team management better than most. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
The experienced Bengal keeper would be a vital cog in Sunrisers set up. Not only can he cover for Bairstow if he, unfortunately, is not able to stand behind the stumps, but Saha is also a very good batsman down the order who can chip in with the required runs during the death overs. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
Promise is what Vijay Shankar offers whenever he comes to the crease. A batsman who can strike the ball a fair distance, his bowling skills although underrated are useful when it comes to restricting the run flow of the opposition batsmen. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
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Inarguably the best all-rounder in T20 cricket, Rashid Khan’s guile has been something that is still a mystery to a lot of batsmen around the world. He has the knack of picking up wickets at regular intervals and is a very miserly bowler, not giving away an inch of extra runs. With the bat in hand, he has the ability to tonk the ball a fair distance. This time as well, Rashid will be equally sought after by players in the tournament. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
One of the finest swing bowlers produced by India in recent memory, Bhuvneshwar has worked upon his pace in the last few years and has become even more lethal. One quality that Kumar has tremendously improved on is death bowling. He has become an expert at bowling yorkers at the death and making it extremely difficult for the batsmen to score. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
A left-arm bowler with a lot of talent and variety in his bowling, Ahmed has been successful in his stint with the Sunrisers previously. The team management has imposed their faith on this youngster and he has repaid the debt with some brilliant performances at the death overs. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
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Kaul has been a revelation for the Sunrisers bowling often leading the pace attack in the absence of Bhuvaneshwar Kumar. His slower balls and off cutters have been successful in deceiving the batsman, something for which he has ripped huge dividends as his evident from his wickets column for the franchise in the last two years.
An exciting raw talent with the sheer pace at his disposal, Basil Thampi did not get as much game time previously. He can extract a significant amount of bounce and zip even from the docile pitches in UAE, something that would augur well for the Sunrisers. If the conditions favor the spinners, the team would be opting for Shahbaz Ahmed in the bowling attack. Fits well into the best Playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020.
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