Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had another stellar IPL season in 2020 they finished on third spot. They fought well throughout the 2020 season before they lost the Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals. SRH have released only five players ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, keeping their core unchanged once again.
Billy Stanlake and Fabian Allen were the foreigners released alongside the Indian trio of Yarra Prithviraj, Sanjay Yadav and B Sandeep. SRH have place for only three additional members who can be added to the squad and as a result, they are likely to remain inactive in the trading window.
Released: Sanjay Yadav, B Sandeep, Billy Stanlake, Fabian Allen, Yarra Prithviraj
Squad: David Warner (c), Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Abdul Samad, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Priyam Garg, Virat Singh
Slots Remaining: 3 (1 overseas)
A few players Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) can target in trading window are:
As things stand, Sunrisers Hyderabad do not need many additions to their squad. SRH have a strong squad going into the 2021 season with good depth in their batting and bowling departments. Hyderabad can target Manan Vohra in the trading window who is currently a part of the Rajasthan Royals squad. He can be a good backup in the SRH squad and it is always beneficial to have domestic players in the Indian Premier League.
Vohra will not feature in the playing eleven for SRH if he is traded in. However, he can provide cover if some of their big guns like David Warner, Bairstow, Williamson or Manish Pandey get injured.
Talking in terms of having a strong Indian backup in the IPL, Sarfaraz Khan can be a good option for SRH to consider in the trading window. Sarfaraz is currently part of the KXIP squad and has previously played for Royal Challengers Bangalore under the leadership of the Indian captain, Virat Kohli.
Jayant Yadav was a part of the Mumbai Indians squad that lifted the IPL 2020 title. SRH have two leading spinners in their squad, Rashid Khan and Shahbaz Nadeem. However, Hyderabad will look forward to adding another Indian spin bowler in their squad. Jayant Yadav picked up the crucial wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in the IPL 2020 final against Delhi Capitals. His addition can add depth, variety and experience to SRH’s spin bowling department.