If I say that they still have an opportunity, most of you will laugh because that is how Warner has been to this team. He was a great captain, an excellent leader and most importantly their best batsman.
In the absence of Warner, the team does look vulnerable. Still, they do have good options to make a better line-up.
Sunrisers Hyderabad did exceptionally well in the auction to pick two players for a spot. They have the strongest bench strength.
Hyderabad is a bowling-dependent team. Normally, Warner and Dhawan smashed at the top takes the team to a decent total and their bowlers will come out and defend the total with ease.
Indian pitches normally provide support to the spinners. With three international spinners in the team, Hyderabad will be determined to produce a wonderful show.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been the backbone. Where ever he plays, he is the most reliable bowler for the team. He obviously is the key player and someone who will be leading the bowlers from the front.
Also, with the likes of Shakib, Nabi, Rashid Khan, the team looks good.
The players like Deepak Hooda, Basil Thampi knows how important this IPL is.
Deepak Hooda made it to the squad of the Indian team for the Nidahas Trophy but didn’t get a chance to play. With one good IPL season, he can seal his spot in the team.
Basil Thampi did well for the Gujarat Lions in the previous season. With no third or fourth consistent pacer in the team, Thampi can become one.
Do you Remember the first season where Rajasthan Royals were the underdogs but went on to win the cup?
Hyderabad needs something like that.