Hyderabad has retained as many as 17 players from the 2016 winning squad including 12 indians and 5 foreign players. Sunrisers let go the likes of Eoin Morgan, Trent Boult and Karn Sharma in just 6 players released from the squad. While most of the big guns has been retained plus some quality youngsters.
Sunrisers Hydrabad IPL Auction Results– Having retained 17 players they have already spent Rs 45.10 crores which leaves their remaining purse to around 20.90 crores. They let go Eion Morgan and Trent Bolt from their squad while retained the likes of David Warner and Kane Williamson.
|NO#||PLAYERS RETAINED||AUCTION BUYS
|1||David Warner (Captain)||Rashid Khan (₹4 crore)
|2||Shikhar Dhawan||Mohammed Siraj (₹2.6 crore)
||Eklavya Dwivedi (₹75 lakh)
|4||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Chris Jordan (₹50 lakh)
|5||Moises Henriques||Mohammad Nabi (₹30 lakh)
|6||Deepak Hooda||Ben Laughlin (₹30 lakh)
|7||Kane Williamson||Tanmay Agarwa (₹10 lakh)|
||Pravin Tambe (₹10 lakh)|
Hyderabad Sunrisers made their entry into Indian Premier League in 2013 season and since than they have grown into a competitive unit. They won the 2016 IPL title and will be favorites to do it again come 2017. Core of their title winning squad remains same as they retain 17 players including 5 oversees and released only 6. We take a look at how their squad is shaping up before the big auction on 20 February 2017.
Looking at the retained player list its so evident that Sunrisers has a superb top order batting unit with the likes of Dhawan, Warner, Eoin Morgan and Kane Williamson but since they can only have four foreign players in the playing XI they need to bring in some quality indian players specially in bowling department. So it will be interesting to see who Sunrisers goes after in the IPL Auction 2017.
If you are a Sunrisers fan you can visit this page on the day of Auction on Monday, 20th February 2017 to get the live auction results and updates right here.
Expections: When you already have a winning squad its hard to improve it. But looking at their current squad we can expect them to go after atleast 1 quality middle order batsman (preferably indian) and one quality spinner to put the balance in this squad.