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SRH IPL 2021 Auction Analysis: How did they perform?

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SRH IPL 2021 Auction Analysis: How did they perform? | Analysis of the performance of Mumbai Indians in IPL 2021 Auction

This article is part of an Auction Analysis series, where we look at each team. Check out the analysis of:

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

Players bought: Kedar Jadhav (INR 2 crore), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (INR 1.5 crore), J Suchith (INR 30 lakh)

Purse remaining: INR 6.95 crore

Best Probable XI: David Warner, Wriddhiman Saha, Manish Pandey, Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma

Alternate XI: David Warner, Johnny Bairstow, Kane Williamson, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Abdul Samad, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem

The Sunrisers Hyderabad were the most inactive team of the auction with just three buys towards the end of the event in Chennai. They did well to get their hands on Kedar Jadhav as it will provide some stability to the inexperienced lower middle-order which had Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Priyam Garg in the previous season.

The 2016 champions may face a problem of plenty as they have abundant options in every department of the game. They acquired the services of Mujeeb ur-Rahman and now have the Afghanistan spin trio with Rashid Khan and Mohammad Nabi already in their ranks. If the track is dry and assists spin, Mujeeb can be a better pick in the playing XI.

Jagadeesha Suchith is a backup pick for Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma and is a good addition to the squad.

With the release of Billy Stanlake, SRH were expected to go after overseas pacers but with 6 Indian pacers along with Jason Holder already in their ranks, the franchise opted to pick spin-bowling and middle-order backups.

IPL 2021 Prediction

SRH have been the most consistent team over the last few seasons having qualified for the playoffs in each of the last 5 seasons.  This year, if they get their playing XI right at the start of the season, they can be one of the contenders to lift the trophy. A playoff spot should be a certainty for the Orange Army.

Written by Sarthak Karkhanis. Follow Sarthak on Twitter today.

This article is part of an Auction Analysis series, where we look at each team. Check out the analysis of:

Sarthak Karkhanis
Sarthak Karkhanis
Sarthak is a well-established cricket writer and video producer. In addition to writing for CricBlog, Sarthak has worked with Star Sports, ESPNcricinfo, The Quint, and Hotstar.

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