IPL Auction 2021: SRH could buy these three players to fine-tune squad ahead of IPL 2021 campaign- Like Chennai Super Kings, Sunrises Hyderabad have retained their core of the IPL 2020 squad. But as they failed to lift the title in the last season, crashing out from the second qualifier, SRH will look to strengthen the squad at the IPL 2021 min-Auction in Chennai on Thursday.
SRH made it to the playoffs with three consecutive wins at the tail end of the campaign. But with just three slots available and only one overseas player, they do not have much to play for. However, with Rs 10.75 crore in their purse, SRH will look to add a few quality domestic names to their squad.
Retained Players: David Warner, Abhishek Sharma, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Khaleel Ahmed, T Natarajan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Abdul Samad
Released Players: Billy Stanlake, Sandeep Bavanaka, Fabian Allen, Sanjay Yadav, Prithviraj Yarra
Kedar Jadhav (all-rounder): While SRH have a set team, they might look to add some experience in the middle-order in case of injuries. Indian all-rounder Kedar Jadhav could be the one. Jadhav, who was released from CSK ahead of the auction, had a decent Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy campaign with Maharashtra. He top-scored for the team with 193 in five innings.
Jhye Richardson (Pacer): After releasing Billy Stanlake, SRH could look for an overseas fast-bowler option to have a like-to-like replacement. But with Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Basil Thampi, Khaleel Ahmed and T Natarajan in the squad, they may not go for a player who would become their mainstay. Instead, they are likely to go for a player who could perform when called upon.
Australia’s Jhye Richardson could be the one. The fast bowler who has returned to limited-overs cricket following an injury lay-off. In the Big Bash League, the 24-year-old bagged 29 wickets from 17 matches and could be the one SRH will go after.
Shivam Dube (all-rounder): The other domestic player SRH could go after is Shivam Dube. They may not need him the most with a balanced squad at their disposal but Dube will no doubt bolster the squad. As South Africa, England and Australian players could miss a few games owing to national duty, Dube could fit into the squad and strengthen the middle-order.