IPL 2022 Mega Auction: 3 Big Players SRH Might Release. Despite the hurdles and challenges the COVID-19 pandemic posed before the world, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ensures the IPL 2021 was completed without much hindrance.
The tournament had to be halted in May owing to the rising number of COVID-19 cases in India and subsequently had to be moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)
MS Dhoni’s Chennai Super Kings won the IPL 2021 after a thumping win against Kolkata Knight Riders by 27 runs in the final on October 15.
For many of the players, IPL 2021 could be the last time they might have played for the respective franchises.
As it is said ‘ The Show Must Go On’, and so like the Indian Premier League, one of the richest leagues in the sporting world, is set to once again expand the tournament with two new teams.
BCCI had floated an Invitation to Tender (ITT) inviting bids for owning two new teams to be inducted in IPL. Interested parties could buy the tender for a non-refundable ₹110 lakh plus taxes till October 5.
Hence IPL 2022 will see most of the players go under the auctions table as BCCI has planned a mega auction where each team will be able to retain a maximum of three players.
Sunrisers Hyderabad are the champions of IPL 2016 but this year they had to endure their worst season since they entered the tournament in 2013.
The Orange Army is the side that has the best overseas talent at its disposal. And the team has also witnessed some of the prodigious talents like Umran Malik and T Natarajan in the past few years.
So the SRH team management and owners will definitely have a tough time write-off some of the players from their squad ahead of the IPL 2022 mega auction.
3 Big Players SRH Might Release
Let us look at three big players SRH might release ahead of the IPL 2022 auctions.
1) David Warner
Yes, it is going to be difficult for an avid follower of the Orange Army to bid adieu to the craftsman of the franchise, who gave his every ounce of emotions and skills to make then what they are.
Things didn’t seem to go well between the Australian player and his franchise in the final games of the league stage of IPL 2021 as Warner was dropped from the team and was seen cheering for them from the stands.
Warner, who led SRH to their maiden title in 2016, was replaced with New Zealand’s Kane Williamson as the team’s captain in the middle of the tournament.
Although the Australian batsman wants to continue with SRH but he is very uncertain about his future with the franchise.
Warner is Sunrisers Hyderabad’s highest run-scorer with 4014 runs from 95 matches and has scored 40 fifties and a couple of centuries for the franchise in seven IPL editions.