David Warner
David Warner. Image credit-BCCI

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) would miss David Warner’s skills in the forthcoming IPL 2022, according to prominent cricket coach Rajkumar Sharma. Following a disappointing season last year, the Australian cricketer left the franchise.

David Warner was removed from the SRH captaincy and afterwards from the playing XI midway through the 2021 season. Since then, the southpaw has won Player of the Tournament in Australia’s 2021 T20 World Cup success.

Rajkumar Sharma. Photo- ANI
Rajkumar Sharma. Photo- ANI

“Rahul Tripathi is an asset since he can work wherever because he is adaptable. Williamson will have a lot of weight on his shoulders, and hitters who can accelerate from the other end will be needed if he anchors one end.”
Williamson was awarded the post midway through last season after captaining the franchise in Warner’s absence in 2018.

SRH haven’t evolved from their last season’s defeats Says Nikhil Chopra:

At the auction table, the Orange Army broke the bank to secure Nicholas Pooran (10.75 crores) and Washington Sundar (8.75 crores). The franchise is entering a new chapter after a big coaching staff revamps and a fresh-look squad.

Former India off-spinner Nikhil Chopra, on the other hand, was not impressed with SRH’s auction tactics. He stated, ”

“They are missing a match-winner. They must rely heavily on the results of Rahul Tripathi’s, Aiden Markram’s, and Glenn Phillips’ campaigns. They haven’t learned from their mistakes from the previous season. I’m a little taken aback by how they prepared and assembled this crew for the auction.”
Chopra continued, ”

Nicholas Pooran
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“You want your team to be built around four pillars: solid openers, a strong middle order, match winners or finishers, and a strike bowler. SRH currently has only one player in the form of Williamson. The rest aren’t there.”

The Orange Army will kick off their season against the Rajasthan Royals. According to the IPL 2022 calendar, the match would be held on March 29 at the MCA Stadium in Pune.

SRH IPL 2022 Squad: Kane Williamson (C), Abdul Samad, Umran Malik, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Priyam Garg, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Karik Tyagi, Shreyas Gopal, Jagadeesha Suchith, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Romario Shepherd, Sean Abbott, R Samarth, Saurabh Dubey, Shashank Singh, Vishnu Vinod, Glenn Philips, Fazalhaq Farooqi

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