Sunrisers Hyderabad will lock horns against Kolkata Knight Riders in their first match of IPL 2021. The match is scheduled to be played at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Sunrisers Hyderabad qualified for playoffs last season but their journey ended after they lost to Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 match. Australian cricketer David Warner will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of IPL 2021.
Sunrisers Hyderabad is one team that made very little chances to the squad in IPL 2021 auction. The franchisee retained most of its core players. Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, and Prithviraj Yarra were the 5 players who were released by Sunrisers Hyderabad. Later, the team bought only 3 players during IPL 2021 auction. They are Kedar Jadhav, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and J Suchith.
The reason why the franchisee retained most of their players is that Sunrisers Hyderabad has shown consistent performance in the last 5 IPL tournaments. Sunrisers Hyderabad won the trophy in IPL 2016 and qualified for playoffs in every subsequent season. Few overseas players give a lot of strength to Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL. Here we look at 4 overseas players who will be part of Sunrisers Hyderabad in the first match of IPL 2021.
IPL 2021: 4 Overseas Players Who Will Play For Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) In Their First Game Of The Season
David Warner is going to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad so he will definitely be part of the team in the first match against Kolkata Knight Riders. Along with captainship, Warner is a great batsman. The left-handed batsman Warner was the leading run-scorer in IPL 2015, IPL 2017, and IPL 2019. Last season, Warner was the 3rd highest run-scorer with 548 runs in 16 matches. He also hit 4 half-centuries.