IPL 2018: Net spent player retention Sunrisers Hyderabad
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IPL 2018: Net spent on player retention by Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Sunrisers Hyderabad satisfied with David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar's retention. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

Sunrisers Hyderabad has relied on their prominent faces in the form of skipper David Warner and fast bowling spearhead Bhuvneshwar Kumar in the player retention list of 2018 – to kick off their campaign of the eleventh edition of the professional domestic Twenty20 league.

However, the procedure subsequently saw Hyderabad management spend the amount of 21 crores while still having the cash reserves of INR 59 crore for the IPL Players Auction which is scheduled on January 27 to dedicate the fate of many.

The franchise has availed the flamboyant batsman Warner and Bhuvneshwar to take care of its fan-base certainly.

The management has obtained three Right to Match (RTM) cards, and they would use it to the fullest since making their first appearance in 2013 as another Hyderabad-based outfit Deccan Charges was dissolved after the lack of funds.

While shedding light on the Hyderabad, they have registered the title win in 2016 – the ninth IPL edition under the captaincy of Warner, as this time around Tom Moody, would continue his services as a coach.

Both the players have given their best in the recent past and have further set a horizon on the upcoming IPL which has already witnessed the overhaul following the culmination of the tenth edition of IPL which was won by Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians.

Here’s the list based on two players:

David Warner INR 12 crore:

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David Warner will lead Sunrisers Hyderabad for IPL 2018. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

Such a transformation the left-handed batsman has shown while featuring in the limited-overs cricket after being termed as ‘brash’ sort of a character.

The able-leader in Warner has been remarkable for the Hyderabad in previous two IPL editions.

In the ninth edition, Warner led from the front to score at the average of 60.57. In 17 matches, he smashed 848 runs in 2016, before returning with 641 runs in 14 matches at an average of 58.27.

In overall 114 fixtures, Warner scored 4,014 runs at an average of 40.54. He has registered three hundreds and 36 fifties since his appearance in 2009.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar INR 8.5 crore:

IPL 2018: Net spent on player retention by Sunrisers Hyderabad
Sunrisers Hyderabad sees best in Bhuvneshwar Kumar. Photo Credit: IPL/BCCI.

The wily customer Bhuvneshwar Kumar has been on a role for the Hyderabad in the tenth edition which saw him claiming 26 wickets in 14 matches at an impressive of 14.19.

It’s pertinent to mention Bhuvneshwar was the Purple Cap holder and the management is excited to have him on the list of the Orange Army to form the strong bowling stock.

The right-arm fast bowler Bhuvneshwar, who had made things difficult in the shortest version of the gentleman for the batsmen, has 111 scalps under his belt in 90 IPL matches at an average of 21.07.

Bhuvneshwar made his IPL debut in 2011 as has been brilliant while bowling the death overs.

Here’s the must-read about the retention:

IPL 2018: Players Retained by Kolkata Knight Riders

IPL 2018: Net spent on players retention by Rajasthan Royals

Follow detailed IPL happening of 11th edition here: IPL 2018

Tahir Ibn Manzoor

Tahir Ibn Manzoor is a staffer at Cricket Addictor, who follows cricket like food and he has a great affection for the long-form journalism. He Tweets @TahirIbnManzoor