In the ongoing season of IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad has been in outstanding form. The Orange Army is currently at the top of the points table with nine wins and five defeats in 14 matches. Under the captaincy of Kane, Williamson SRH has already booked their berth in the playoffs as the first franchise. Hence, they will have a strong chance to lift their second IPL title. So, we come up with five reasons SRH can win the 2018 IPL title.
Shikhar Dhawan’ consistent show as an opener
One of the vital reasons SRH occupied the pole position of points table is Shikhar Dhawan who has been providing them a flying start in almost every match. Dhawan is a vital cog of SRH set-up. In the ongoing season, he amassed 437 in 13 matches at an average of 43.70. He has already slammed four half-centuries. After getting a good a good start SRH top order capitalized on it to set a respectable total on board.
Top order plays sensible cricket
SRH has a top order which is comprised of captain Kane Williamson and Manish Pandey. Both of them play copybook cricket. They are known for accelerating the scoreboard and helped SRH to set a big score. Captain Williamson has been leading his team from the front. In 14 matches he has already scored 661 runs at an average of 60. His highest score in this season is 84. His ability to rotate the strike and middle the ball helped SRH to score a big total on the scoreboard.
In crucial matches, middle-order batsman Yusuf Pathan took SRH home by launching big shots. On many occasions his ability to hit towering sixes and boundaries changed the course of the match in an over. He has been playing the role of finisher successfully. He is known for hitting the quality bowlers on his day. His presence gave SRH an edge over the oppositions.
Shakib-Al-Hasan is an asset for SRH
The former KKR all-rounder Shakib-Al-Hasan is a vital cog of SRH. The Bangladesh all-rounder contributed both with the ball and bat. He is an integral part of SRH’s renowned bowling attack. Shakib scalped 13 wickets and scored 176 runs to help SRH win matches and grab the pole position of the points table. In the ongoing season, one of the reasons behind SRH’s outstanding form is Shakib’s ability to take wickets.
A bowling attack which rises to fame
T20 is a batsmen’s game but bowlers also honed their skills to find a way to get better of oppositions batsmen. In the ongoing season, SRH think-tank purchased some of the lethal bowlers of the shortest format. The likes of Rashid Khan, Siddarth Kaul, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Sandeep Sharma have made the life of opposition batsmen hell. Their quality and consistency didn’t let other teams score against them. Even SRH won those matches where they managed to set a paltry target.
While accurate Kaul took 17 wickets Khan grabbed 16. Meanwhile, Bhuvneshwar Kumar took 8 wickets even though he has a rather forgettable tournament as he was plagued with injuries.
Notwithstanding, with such a quality batting attack and a deadly bowling attack SRH will have a strong chance to lift their second IPL title.