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One of the teams which goes about the business in a very low profile would be the Sunrisers Hyderabad. Though the team has some big International names in their line-up and go about reaching the play-offs more than the word often, the team has somehow managed to stay in obscurity. They were also crowned the champions in 2016 after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. Sunrisers also made it to the finals of 2018, where they lost to Chennai Super kings. It's no doubt that the team will try to better that performance time around and bag the gold especially with the likes of David Warner, Rashid Khan and Kane Willamson.

With the Indian Premier League around the corner. Cricwizz takes a look at the 5 SRH players to watch out in this season.

1. David Warner

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David Warner (Image Credits: Sportzwiki)

The list begins with the Australian hard-hitter David Warner, who is also called the Pocket Dynamite. The Australian is currently the 4th highest run-getter in the IPL with 4706 runs and is the highest run-getter among the foreign players. The amount of runs he has amassed in the sub-continent shows the sheer dominance he possesses over the bowlers and his control over the spin bowlers, which most of the foreign players struggle to play. The 33-year old has won the orange cap on three occasions. 

Warner has played 126 matches in the IPL and has managed to score 4706 runs at an incredible average of 43.17 and brilliant strike-rate of 142. The left-hander has 44 half-centuries and 4 centuries, with a high score of 126 to his name. It is no rocket science that a lot depends on the Australian and if he does click which he usually does, SRH could be again near the cup.

2. Rashid Khan

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Rashid Khan (Image Credits: EssentiallySports)

One of the few Afghani players to play the League, Rashid Khan is no stranger to the tournament. The 21-year old sensation has already made his mark in the International stage and has already been compared to the greatest men to have played the game. With such a potential at a very young age, SRH would be really happy to have bagged him in the auctions 2017 where he is now a regular in the team. The Right-Hander made all justice to his price tag by finishing as the sixth highest wicket-taker and more noticeably maintained a stunning economy. Apart from bowling, Rashid has also shown his skills with the bat and his ability to score some important runs at the end makes him a valuable asset to any team.

The leggie has played 46 matches in the IPL and has claimed 55 wickets at an exceptional strike-rate of 19 and mind-blowing strike-rate of 6.20. He has the best figures of 3/19 to his name.

3. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Image Credits: NDTVSports)

Though he has had a mediocre last few years, there is no doubting the potential of the Indian pacer. He is capable of swinging the ball both ways and is considered one of the best swing bowlers in Team India. The 30-year-old is a very experienced candidate and is now with the Sunrisers for over 5 years and has been an integral part of the franchise. WIth injury setting him back in the last few months, his return to international cricket was not possible with the series against South Africa being called-off due to the Pandemic. It would be interesting to see how the medium-pacer takes things from here on, as he would be raring to go.

Bhuvneshwar has played 117 matches in the IPL and has claimed 133 wickets, which puts him in the bottom of the highest wicket-takers in the league. He has an incredible strike-rate of 19 and economy of 7 with best figures of 5/19 to his name.

4. Jonny Bairstow

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Jonny Bairstow (Image Credits: IPLT20)

The English players can never be kept out of the list. Yet another flamboyant opener makes it to the list. Bairstow who provided the well needed support to Warner throughout the last season will be no different this time as he is a very reliable and consistent batsman. Though the 30-year-old made his IPL debut in 2019 and relatively new to the league as he has only 10 games to his name, he is a player with great potential as he already averages 55.62 in the league. It would be really a treat to watch the Opener take on things with the Australian at the top. 

The right-hander has played 10 matches in the league and managed to score 445 runs at an excellent average of 55.62 and pacy strike-rate of 158. He has two half-centuries and one century, with a high-score of 114 to his name.

5. Mohammad Nabi

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Mohammad Nabi (Image Credits: CricketCircle)

Yet another Afghani makes it to the list this time in the form of Mohammad Nabi. Considered one of the best all-rounders Afghanistan has ever produced. He is capable of doing anything for his team. From breaking partnerships with his bowling to hitting the winning runs, he does it all. The 35-year-old is yet to make an impact in the IPL, as he has only played 13 matches so far in the league. With SRH now looking for a stable all-rounder who can spin the ball. Mohammad nabi could be playing more than his combined matches in the league this season.

The Right-hander has played 13 matches in the IPL and picked up 11 wickets at an stunning economy of 6. With the bat, he has scored 135 runs at an average of 15 and strike-rate of 150. 

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