Sunrisers Hyderabad has been a consistent team in the IPL and has a balanced and unchanged squad heading into IPL 2021. It means that they will be carrying all their previous strengths and weaknesses into the upcoming edition of the grandest T20 league in the world. So let’s take a look at the two strongest and weakest players of SRH in IPL 2021.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of those IPL franchises like Chennai Super Kings, who has always been in the race for the playoffs. But as the years have passed, it has become too much dependent on its foreign unit. Certain Indian players have become SRH’s weakness in the recent past. Let’s look at a few of them, along with a few who can be the catalyst to their winning chances this season.
Here are the two strongest and two weakest players of SRH in IPL 2021:
Who are the two strongest players of SRH in IPL 2021?
This question is an easy one to answer. With one of the best foreign units among all franchises, SRH’s two strongest players are:
#1 Rashid Khan:
The Afghan Magician cannot be left out when talking about the strongest players. There is a reason Rashid Khan currently stands at the second position on the ICC Men’s T20I bowling rankings. That reason is his ability to trouble the greatest of the game like Virat Kohli, AB De Villiers, and MS Dhoni with his spin bowling. Rashid Khan has a career economy of just 6.24 in IPL in 246 overs. He has also taken 75 wickets at a bowling average of 20.49 in IPL. To maintain such dominating figures for so long in the T20 format implicitly makes him a player to put your bets on. And the fact that he can also bat makes him the strongest player of Sunrisers.
#2 David Warner:
The skipper of the orange army is the second strongest player for Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Australian left-hander makes solid use of powerplay in the T20s. This particular skill set of his can put oppositions under pressure from the initial moments of the game. Not to mention David Warner has won the Orange Cap for the most number of times (3 times). He has been scoring more than 500 runs each season for the past six years now. Warner has scored more than 5000 runs in his IPL career at an average of 42.71 and a strike rate of 141.54 with four centuries and 48 half-centuries. We probably don’t need more than that to confirm his place as the second strongest player for SRH in IPL 2021.
Who are the two weakest players of SRH in IPL 2021?
SRH’s weakness lies in its Indian personnel. Let’s look at the two weakest players of Sunrisers:
#1 Shahbaz Nadeem:
Shahbaz Nadeem, who played for India against England in the first test, had a disappointing test match. Yes, test and T20 are two different formats, but the thing under question here is his bowling accuracy in that test match. He didn’t hit the right areas, lacked consistency, and his pitch map looked like a mess. On top of that, Nadeem bowled nine no-balls in the entire match, which is too much for a spinner. Nadeem’s IPL figures in the last three years aren’t impressive either. He has bowled 46 overs in this period giving away 429 runs at a bowling average of 42.9 and an economy rate of 9.32. Nadeem needs to sort these things out, or he might only be warming the bench in the orange dugout.
#2 Khaleel Ahmed:
SRH Indian unit is not so strong, but most of them have delivered a few decent performances here and there in the recent past. Their only concern at the moment is pacer Khaleel Ahmed’s bowling. Khaleel Ahmed had a below-average IPL 2020. He leaked runs at an economy of 9.42 last season and bowled at an average over 30. What raises the concerns for SRH is his recent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign. He bowled 28 overs in this year’s Mushtaq Ali T20 tournament giving away 224 runs. But the worst part of it is that he could only scalp one wicket in the entire tournament. He ended his Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign with a bowling average of 224 and an economy of 8 when most of his team’s matches were either average or low scoring. Khaleel Ahmed is an impressive bowler, but his bowling is a concern for SRH as of now.