IPL 2022 Sunrisers Hyderabad - Squad and Player Analysis, Strengths and Weakness

Sunrisers Hyderabad have sprung a few surprises heading into IPL 2022 but the impact of their poor show in the 2021 edition might result in a blowback.

Sunrisers Hyderabad finished at the bottom of the table in IPL 2021. (Image credit: Twitter)

Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the few teams that have always punched above their weight in IPL. They have always utilized the players brilliantly in all the editions of the IPL. Through superb player management, Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most consistent teams in the history of the IPL. Apart from Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians, and Kolkata Knight Riders, Sunrisers Hyderabad are the only other side to have won the IPL in 2016. It was thanks to the efforts of David Warner, who scored 848 runs in the tournament that helped them win the tournament.

It is the subject of David Warner that might impact Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022. Warner, the leading run-getter in the history of Sunrisers Hyderabad and their ace, did not have a good time in IPL 2021. In the end, not only was he left out of the playing 11 but out of the squad of 15 itself. It was a sad way for a legend to end his tenure with a side with whom he has given 110 percent.

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Heading into IPL 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad has totally pressed the reset button and is eyeing a fresh start. The bottom-placed finish of 2021 might be an aberration. They made a great start by including some legends in the backroom staff. Dale Steyn and Brian Lara, the bowling and the batting consultant for Sunrisers Hyderabad are towering personalities in the dressing room. Under the captaincy of Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad might be determined to repeat their impact in the years prior to 2021.

Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022 Mega Auction

Sunrisers Hyderabad made some very good buys in the IPL 2022 Mega Auction. They broke the bank for Nicholas Pooran as they spent over Rs 10 crore to acquire the West Indies dasher. Apart from that, they have a good mixture of fast bowlers and all-rounders in the team. Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, and Washington Sundar might be the game-changers for them in the tournament.

They also reimposed the faith in Bhuvneshwar Kumar as the India pacer continues to show his utility.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team List IPL 2022

Players Retained: Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Umran Malik

Players Bought in IPL 2022 Mega Auction: Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Kartik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, J Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, R Samarth, Shashank Singh, Saurabh Dubey, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Phillips, Fazalhaq Farooqi.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Batters

  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Kane Williamson
  • Nicholas Pooran
  • Priyam Garg
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Abdul Samad
  • Aiden Markram
  • R Samarth
  • Vishnu Vinod

Sunrisers Hyderabad All-Rounders

  • Marco Jansen
  • Washington Sundar
  • Abhishek Sharma
  • Shreyas Gopal
  • Romario Shepherd
  • Sean Abbott
  • Shashank Singh

Sunrisers Hyderabad Bowlers

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar
  • T Natarajan
  • Umran Malik
  • Kartik Tyagi
  • Jagadeesha Suchith
  • Saurabh Dubey
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi

Sunrisers Hyderabad Strengths

Sunrisers Hyderabad has solidity in both batting and bowling. Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen will be the leaders of the attack along with Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, and T Natarajan. The batting has good depth with Kane Williamson in the middle order. Nicholas Pooran and Rahul Tripathi will have key roles to play in batting. There is experience and youth in both facets of the game for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2022.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Weakness

There is no David Warner. Even shocking, they did not retain their gun spinner in Rashid Khan. The Afghanistan legspinner was their X-factor during his time in the IPL. With no aggression and experience in batting or bowling, Sunrisers Hyderabad might be caught out in their aim to maintain pressure.

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Sunrisers Hyderabad Opportunities and Threats

The current make-up of the squad seems to suggest that the youngsters might get an extended run with the side in IPL 2022. The likes of Umran Malik, Abdul Samad, and Priyam Garg all might chip in at vital times. The make-up of the squad suggests that Sunrisers Hyderabad might rely on youth power to get them going. The biggest threat is the over-dependency on the likes of Williamson and Bhuvneshwar. If both have an off day, then Sunrisers Hyderabad might suffer. Plus, the elbow problem of Williamson might force him to miss the first couple of games for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team IPL 2021 Players

David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg, Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi, Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb-ur-Rahman

Sunrisers Hyderabad Performance IPL 2021

Sunrisers Hyderabad was a case of so near yet so far. They lost many close games and they never recovered. Sunrisers lost their first three games against Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Mumbai Indians by 10,6 and 13 runs respectively. However, they won their first game against Punjab Kings by nine wickets. In their game against Delhi Capitals, they lost in the Super Over. On both sides of the coronavirus break, Sunrisers Hyderabad lost four consecutive games and was knocked out of contention. After beating Rajasthan Royals, they lost their next two games to Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings. Sunrisers Hyderabad dented Royal Challengers Bangalore’s quest by beating them in their penultimate match. They also ensured Mumbai Indians did not qualify for the playoffs. But, for the first time in history, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished at the bottom of the table with less than 10 points.

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