Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) were looked as one of the strongest sides on paper after they picked some world class players in the IPL 2023 auction. Many experts believe that SRH could do well in the season or may even clinch their second IPL title. However, after the league stage, they finished in 10th position with just four wins from 14 games.
The Orange Army couldn’t convert their squad into the winning squad as they finished last at the points table. The fans were having high hopes from the skipper Aiden Markram, who led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to triumph in the inaugural season of South African T20 League a few weeks ago. But the South African cricketer couldn’t repeat the same heroics with SRH this time.
SRH haven’t been seen in great touch in the last couple of years and struggle to find a spot in the top 4. The 2016 Champions have lost their momentum in the tournament and will be looking to get back to their winning ways in IPL 2024 and get their hands on the trophy for the second time.
SRH Target Players in IPL 2024 (anticipated)
In the IPL 2024 auctions, SRH will be aiming to pick some impactful players who could make them win matches from tough situations. SRH needed a solid opening pair that could give them a strong start and lay a foundation for a big total. For that, they could bid for Prithvi Shaw and Devdutt Padikkal. Shaw has been in great form in domestic cricket in the last couple of months. While Padikkal has a good record as an opener in IPL.
Let’s have a look at the full list of players that SRH might target in IPL 2024 auction
- Pat Cummins
- Tabraiz Shamsi
- Keshav Maharaj
- Rachin Ravindra
SRH Retained Players IPL 2024
SRH will be aiming to change their fortunes in IPL 2024 and win their second title. For that they make some big changes in their and also retain their best players for the upcoming season. The first player that is likely to get retained by SRH is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. The Indian fast bowler has been a pivotal player for the franchise throughout the years and has finished as their leading taker on multiple occasions. Bhuvneshwar has been an crucial players and helped SRH to defend many low totals.
Apart from him, SRH might also retain Rahul Tripathi for IPL 2024. Tripathi is a handy batter who could accelerate the innings in the middle overs and lay the foundation for a big total. SRH would not let go of a player of such caliber when they are not famous for a powerful batting lineup.
Let’s have a look at the full list of the players who are likely to get retained by SRH ahead of IPL 2024 auction
|12||Nitish Kumar Reddy|
|15||Shahbaz Ahamad (T)|
|18||Upendra Singh Yadav|
SRH Released Players IPL 2024 (Predicted)
There are a bunch of players that SRH might release before the IPL 2024 auction. SRH seem to have lost their track in IPL after they released their former skipper David Warner before IPL 2022. Since then, they are looking for a perfect combination that could lead them towards success.
The first player that might be released by SRH could be Harry Brook. The English batter was bought by the franchise at a huge amount of INR 13.25 crore, but he couldn’t justify his price tag in the first three matches. However, in the next game against Kolkata Knight Riders, Brook finally got his touch as he scored the first century of IPL 2023. Fans were expecting more such innings for the rest of the season but the England batter get his form back after that knock. Despite a hundred in an innings, Brook couldn’t even cross the 200-run mark in the season as he amassed 190 runs from 111 matches at an average of 21.11 and a strike rate of 123.38.
Brook turned out to be an expensive deal for SRH and they might not go ahead with him in IPL 2024. Now, let’s have a look at all the players that might be released by SRH before the IPL 2024 auction.
SRH Coaching Staff in IPL 2024
West Indian cricketing legend and the former Head Coach of SRH, Brain Lara has parted his ways with the franchise after a disastrous season in IPL 2023. However, they have also found his replacement as the former New Zealand Cricketer, Daniel Vettori. Apart from this, Dale Steyn will continue his role as a fast bowling coach and the Sri Lankan legend Muttiah Muralidaran will resume his duties as a spin bowling coach. Let’s have a look at the full coaching and support staff of SRH for IPL 2024:
- K Shanmugam (CEO)
- Srinath Bhashyam (general manager)
- Daniel Vettori (head coach)
- Simon Helmot (assistant coach)
- Dale Steyn (fast bowling coach)
- Hemang Badani (batting coach)
- Muttiah Muralidaran (spin bowling and strategic coach)
- Ryan Cook (fielding coach)
- Theo Kapakoulakis (physio)
- Mario Villavarayan (physical trainer)
- Gaurav Sundararaman (performance analyst).