The 2016 IPL winners SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) have retained their major players from the IPL 2020, where they finished as the third best team. So, the IPL 2021 auction will only can help them to strengthen their bench.
Recently, SunRisers Hyderabad have only released Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav and Prithviraj Yarra. While they have only three slots available ahead of the IPL 2021 auction, only one of these is overseas slot.
While SunRisers Hyderabad have already fulfilled major part of their side, addition of an Indian spinner, a middle-order batsman and an Indian all-rounder will definitely make their squad stronger for the IPL 2021.
IPL 2021 Auction: 3 players that SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) will target
The 23-year-old Haryana cricketer Shivam Chauhan is not a big familiar name currently. However, he has just impressed as a top-middle-order batsman during the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy 2020/21. The right-handed batsman scored 214 runs in five innings with an average of 53.50 and strike-rate of 125.88, including one half-century. He has the ability to spent a good time in the crease and move the scoreboard in control way. In the recent SMAT, he scored 30+ runs in all the five innings, including three 40+ scores.
Shivam can be also used as a right-arm medium pacer occasionally. While SRH mostly struggle in the middle-order batting, Shivam can be a good option for them. So, they can put an eye on this youngster in the IPL 2021 auction.