Sunrisers Hyderabad are one of the favourites to win the 2018 IPL title. They have retained the core of the team and look good to win their second IPL title in the 2018 edition. They have always done well in IPL and look good to win another title in IPL 2018. They have a five-year-old IPL history where they have turned champions once in 2016. Cricwizz takes a look at the best all-time XI of Sunrisers Hyderabad.
Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner (captain): Dhawan and Warner form one of the most destructive openers in IPL history. The two have stitched many match-winning stands for their team. In fact, whenever Dhawan-Warner combo has delivered, Sunrisers have gone on to win the match. Dhawan, Warner’s style of play is similar – they are aggressive and strokeplayers, and hence, they complement each other brilliantly. The two have together scored close to 5000 runs for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Warner gets to lead this team as his inspiring leadership motivates the team to give their best.
Middle-order: Kane Williamson, Yuvraj Singh, Moises Henriques: Kane Williamson is one of the best batsmen in the world currently. He has always scored runs for Sunrisers whenever he has got the opportunity to play. Hence, he gets a chance to play in this team. He is also playing for SRH in 2018 IPL. Yuvraj Singh was at his best for SRH in 2016 IPL and played a handy cameo in the final. He gets to play in this team because of his multiple skills of a hard-hitting batsman, handy left-arm bowling and smart fielding. Moises Henriques of Australia is the third highest run-getter for SRH with 755 runs and taken 28 wickets in 42 matches. He is also equally good with bat and ball.
Deepak Hooda: He is rated extremely high by Sunrisers management as he was bought back by them for Rs 3.6 crore. Although he does not have big records to boast of for SRH, he is known for playing those power-packed cameos lower down the order. He gets to play for this team for his ability to change the course of the game with bat and ball.
Keeper: Naman Ojha: He has been with Sunrisers for four editions of IPL. But he missed out for SRH in IPL 2018. Nevertheless, he enjoys a great keeping records with SRH and was instrumental in finishing off the game for his team. He gets to be part of this XI.
Rashid Khan, Amit Mishra: Rashid Khan adds the X-factor to this XI as he did exceptionally well for SRH in last edition, taking 17 wickets in 14 matches. Amit Mishra gets to partner Rashid in this XI. Mishra has taken 30 wickets in 33 games for Sunrisers and has been a match-winner for them.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Ashish Nehra: The two get to play in this XI as they have been outstanding bowlers for Sunrisers Hyderabad. Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been a match-winner for SRH and his record haul of 23 in 17 matches in 2016 IPL was instrumental in Warner and Co. winning the title. Nehra brings a lot of experience to the table and form a perfect foil with Bhuvi. Nehra has taken 17 wickets in 14 matches for SRH.