Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had a dream run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 9, winning their first title. David Warner led the side like a perfect captain, scoring runs in bulk and setting examples with his performance. What acted in favour of SRH was the fact that the entire team came forward to contribute in every match to push the team to the qualifiers and then to the victory. SRH tried a few combinations in the previous season and with wise purchases in the auction for IPL 10, Warner will once again have many options to choose from to experiment with his playing XI. After many controversies, Bangladesh pacer Mustafizur Rahman has confirmed he wants to play in IPL 2017 and will be one of the team’s key players, like the previous season. It will be interesting to see how Warner uses Yuvraj Singh, who has been out of the arena for quite a long time now. SRH in IPL 2017, preview: Team David Warner begin IPL 10 as favourites
There will also be the two in-form Afghanistan all-rounders, Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi, who may surprise one and all with their performances.
Squad: David Warner (c), Abhimanyu Mithun, Ashish Nehra, Barinder Sran, Ben Cutting, Ben Laughlin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Bipul Sharma, Chris Jordan, Deepak Hooda, Eklavya Dwivedi, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Mohammed Siraj, Moises Henriques, Mustafizur Rahman, Naman Ojha, Pravin Tambe, Rashid Khan, Ricky Bhui, Shikhar Dhawan, Siddarth Kaul, Tanmay Agarwal, Vijay Shankar
SUN TV Network, owned by Asia’s largest TV network Sun group, owns SRH. Former Australia cricketer and Sri Lanka coach Tom Moody is the coach of the team. Their home venue is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Uppal, Hyderabad.