IPL 2020 is just around the corner and although many fans believe that IPL will be cancelled this year because of the Corona virus threat, the organizers will not want to call the tournament off because a lot of money is invested in this IPL. The broadcasters, franchises and other stakeholders will incur massive losses if at all the IPL is called off.
The last choice would be to play IPL matches in empty stadiums because at least the broadcasters and advertisers would not lose out on their money. So, as the IPL is likely to begin soon, the cricket universe will have their eyes on the Orange Army, Sunrisers Hyderabad. They had won the IPL trophy in 2016 and the team management have laid down the same plan for this year’s IPL as they have re-appointed their IPL winning captain as their skipper for IPL 2020.
Here are the top three overseas picks from Sunrisers Hyderabad for fantasy cricket.
The left-handed opening batsman from Australia, David Warner has been re-elected as the skipper of Sunrisers Hyderabad which means that the Pocket Dynamo will look to lead his team from the front with some magnificent performances with the bat. Warner has been excellent for Hyderabad ever since he joined the team in 2014. And in case you did not know, he holds the record for the maximum number of fifties in IPL history. Although he has not played a few seasons of IPL, he has registered 44 half-centuries in IPL. This statistic shows his consistency hence, a lot of fantasy cricket tips experts will advice to crown him as your captain.
The former skipper of Kane Williamson would have got a reality check after the franchise removed him from the captaincy position. When David Warner was absent in IPL 2018, it was Williamson who stepped up and led the team to the finale with a Orange Cap-winning performance. His performances dipped in IPL 2019 because of his injury issues but the Kiwi batsman will look to make his mark in IPL 2020 as he has an incredible amount of talent. He can score a lot of runs and in fantasy cricket, it is alright if the player does not score runs briskly thus, Williamson will be another captaincy choice recommended by the fantasy cricket tips gurus.
The wildcard in this race is the wicket-keeper batsman from England, Jonny Bairstow. The right-handed batsman made his debut in IPL last year and he took the tournament by storm with his epic partnership with David Warner at the top. The fans saw two Ashes rivals forget the hatred between them and play together in IPL like brothers. It looked like Bairstow and Warner had played a lot of cricket together before IPL 2019. It is likely that the pair will continue opening the innings for Sunrisers Hyderabad this year as well. The fantasy cricket tips specialists will name Bairstow as their vice-captain in the fantasy cricket matches involving Sunrisers. This shows his value and he will be a more valuable pick than Rashid Khan.