Three reasons why Hyderabad can win the IPL

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.

More options:

Sunrisers Hyderabad did exceptionally well in the auction to pick two players for a spot. They have the strongest bench strength.

Bowling 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.

Opportunity:

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.

Three reasons why Delhi Daredevils can win this IPL

Delhi Daredevils is one of the strongest contenders of this year IPL. With the right mix of the youngsters and the old guns, the team is raring to go.

1. Gambhir is back; Ponting, the head coach

With Gambhir’s homecoming Delhi the confidence of the team will be high. To add the cherry to the cake, Ricky Ponting, who was with the defending champions Mumbai Indians will coach Delhi this year. Everybody knows how effective he can be.

Gambhir has been one of the most consistent batsmen when it comes to IPL. If he can continue to dominate at the top, Delhi can win more matches.

2. The big balanced batting lineup

As mentioned before, the team has a right mix of youngsters and old guns. With Munro, Roy, Gambhir, Shaw as opening options, followed by Pant and Iyer, and with Maxwell and Ojha down the order, the team’s batting is explosive.

3. Bowling strength

Coming to the bowlers, Chris Morris, Kagiso Rabada, Trent Boult and Mohammed Shami backed well by Vijay Shankar, Dan Christian for the pacers and experienced Amit Mishra, Nadeem as the spinners. The team looks excellent.