The SRH team would look to capitalise on their strong batting and versatile bowling to make a winning campaign.
The destructive opening combination can defy the opponent bowlers with ease.Star spinner Rashid Khan can spin his web around any batsman on his day. Availability of Indian pacers led by Bhuvi will contribute to a great deal in their campaign. The versatile bowling line-up combined with their destructive top order batsman is a nightmare to any opponent.
Despite their strong opening, the middle order lacks composure and the lack of an expert finisher will cause a great deal of problems if exposed. Also, the absence of a prominent spin partner to Rashid will leave SRH in troubled waters during the later stages of IPL.
Trump card – Rashid Khan
The spin friendly pitches of UAE will be a blessing-in-disguise for Rashid Khan. The bowling all rounder can turn his way with the ball and can cause a havoc to even the best batsmen.
- Batsman – David Warner, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey,Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad
- Wicketkeeper – Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami
- Allrounders – Mohammad Nabi, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Mitchell Marsh, Bavanaka Sandeep, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav
- Bowlers – Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Billy Stanlaker, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, Thangarasu Natarajan, Shahbaz Nadeem.
- Coach – Trevor Bayliss