Sunrisers Hyderabad had the greatest IPL 2023 purse. Having released Kane Williamson and Nicholas Pooran, the team needed new players for the 2018 IPL season.
arry Brook was their first significant auction buy. Brook’s aggressive batting might make him an IPL 2023 finisher.
Mayank Agarwal might captain the team in 2023. Mayank’s domestic experience could help rebuild the SRH team.
Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Akeal Hosein, and Mayank Markande were smart mini-auction picks. The team is virtually ready for IPL.
SRH’s IPL 2023 auction haul included these players:
Harry Brook (INR 13.25 cr), Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 cr), Heinrich Klaasen (INR 5.25 cr), Adil Rashid (INR 2 cr), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.6 cr), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 cr), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 cr), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 cr), Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 cr), Nitish Kumar (INR 20 lakh).
SRH’s modified IPL 2023 squad:
Aiden Markram, Abdul Samad, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh,
Let’s do a SWOT analysis of SRH’s IPL 2023 squad and assess the team’s potential.
Strength: Presence of IPL-performing Indians and T20I-performing international players.
SRH’s IPL 2023 roster is well-balanced. Mayank Agarwal delivers top-order solidity. Agarwal has played 113 IPL games, thus his experience will be essential. Rahul Tripathi scored 413 runs at 37.55 and 158.24 last IPL.
Harry Brook is another young, dynamic player added by SRH.
Aiden Markram, Glenn Phillips, and Heinrich Klaasen have middle-order experience. Two of the three players mentioned will likely play.
Aiden Markram has a 147.73 T20I strike rate. Phillips has a 148.15 strike rate and two T20I centuries. Klaasen hits 146.79 in T20Is. All three players can quickly change the direction of a match, providing for an entertaining middle-order.
The team has international T20 all-rounders and bowlers. Washington Sundar has done effectively in his few India appearances.
Umran Malik had 22 wickets at 20.18 in IPL 2022. His raw speed is an advantage to the team. Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the bowling. His IPL average is 25.79 wickets. T. Natarajan has had success in IPL.
The team boasts a combination of IPL and T20I veterans who will try to emulate their success in 2023.
Weakness: Inexperienced Indian batsmen
The team’s top order only has Mayank Agarwal and Rahul Tripathi.
Abhishek Sharma had a decent IPL season in 2022, but it’s unclear if he’ll have the same influence. He averages 23.82 in 34 IPL innings and needs work opening the batting.
Abdul Samad averages 14.12 in 20 IPL innings and can’t be trusted to score big.
Anmolpreet Singh averages 21.73 and has a strike rate of 114.04.
SRH lacks a few of seasoned Indian batsmen who could direct the squad in the middle overs.
Opportunity: Indian athletes can restore confidence and reapply for national team selection.
Mayank Agarwal can restore his confidence and start scoring runs in IPL 2023. He could be appointed captain and hopes to return to the national team.
IPL 2023 gives Umram Malik and Washington Sundar a chance to make the Indian T20I team.
T. Natarajan has been injured and will look to IPL 2023 to return to the Indian T20I team and the T20 World Cup 2024.
Threat: Injuries to first-choice players and lack of experienced backups
The club lacks an experienced backup for Mayank Agarwal and/or Rahul Tripathi. Other than Abhishek Sharma, Anmolpreet Singh, Nitish Reddy, Upendra Yadav, Abdul Samad, Mayank Dagar, Vivrant Sharma, Sanvir Singh, and Samrath Vyas have barely played IPL cricket.
Phillips, Klaasen, Brook, and Markram will be overreliant on overseas players for scoring. If the four abroad players are in the playing 11, Adil Rasid and Akeal Hosein won’t be able to participate, and the team’s combination could be impacted.
SRH’s first-choice 11 is a combination of young and veteran players. First-choice players’ injuries or absences could harm SRH’s IPL 2023 chances.