Dynamic opener and captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, David Warner says that the management will have headaches, but “good” ones as the 2016 champions have plenty of high-quality overseas options to choose from. Jason Roy has replaced Mitchell Marsh, who pulled out due to personal reasons, and Afghanistan’s mystery spinner, Mujeeb Ur Rahman was roped in the auction.
For IPL 2021, Roy and Mujeeb will join SRH’s 6 other retained overseas: David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, and Mohammad Nabi – all of whom are first-choice players in their national side. While David Warner and Rashid are sure starters – barring injury – for Hyderabad, it will be a tough choice for the remaining two spots.
Another good news for them is that senior pacer, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is back fit, and firing – the seamer was terrific with his economy and picking up crucial wickets in the recent T20I and ODI series against England.
“Our team is pretty balanced and there are going to be some selection headaches which is always good,” David Warner said in a video posted by SRH on Twitter.
“It is great that Bhuvi is back. He has had a fantastic series against England. We have a lot of depth in bowling and firepower in batting,” he added.
Wickets in Chennai and Delhi will suit our style of play: David Warner
David Warner, who has amassed 5254 IPL runs, opines that the pitches in Chennai and Delhi, where they will play a combined 9 games this season, will suit their style of bowling.
SRH has spinners and the pacers with their variations to exploit the slow and turning pitches in the two venues. They commence their campaign on Sunday against Kolkata Knight Riders at Chepauk.
“We are playing in Chennai in Delhi in our first 8 or 9 games. The wickets there will be tad slow which will suit our style of play,” the Aussie opener believed.