After another run into the Playoffs, their fifth on the bounce, SRH needs little in the form of reinforcement as evidenced by their 22-man retention list.
They also have only INR 10.75 cr in the kitty and will mostly spectate at the auction except when a player that fits specific requirements comes calling.
– Death-overs batting has been a concern for SRH. Over the last three editions, they’ve scored only at 8.89, 9.62 and 8.96 and have lost 40+ wickets each time in this phase.
There is also a tendency to collapse in routine chases as was seen twice last year (vs RCB & KXIP).
Mitchell Marsh, who had a good BBL season, and Jason Holder who filled in for him admirably are options alongside Indian youngsters. SRH won’t say no to someone with more gravitas, Indian or overseas.
-While they have an army of fast bowlers, none of them are tear-away quick with Billy Stanlake now released. One quick bowler may be up for grabs.
- Purse: INR 10.75 cr || Slots left: 3 || Overseas slots left: 1
Existing squad breakdown:
Top-order batsmen: David Warner (c), Kane Williamson, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Manish Pandey, Sreevats Goswami (wk), Wriddhiman Saha (wk), Priyam Garg
Finishers: Vijay Shankar, Abhishek Sharma, Abdul Samad, Virat Singh
All-rounders: Mitchell Marsh, Jason Holder, Mohammad Nabi
Spinners: Rashid Khan, Shahbaz Nadeem
Fast bowlers: Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Sandeep Sharma, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul, Basil Thampi
Possible Targets: Riley Meredith, Mark Wood, Oshane Thomas, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Matt Henry, Shivam Dube, Kedar Jadhav