The Eleventh season of IPL is ready to begin with an opening ceremony in Mumbai on 6th April 2018 and the first match scheduled between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super kings. With the season around the corner, our own team; The Sunrisers Hyderabad are gearing up in full josh to enter the battle ground and fight this battle of the bats with the opponents.

The Orange Army will play their debut match of the season in their home ground – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad against The Rajasthan Royals on 9th April 2018. With so much action and full hustle bustle going on, let’s check the soldiers of the Orange Army to look out for this season.

1. David Warner: This brown eyed Australian Cricketer was signed by Sunrisers Hyderabad at the IPL Player Auction 2014 and has since been the fulcrum of the Sunrisers' top order. The left-handed opening batsman led the Orange team to its maiden win in 2016 where they defeated Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers in the final. The little dynamite has been the captain of SunRisers Hyderabad ever since the eighth edition of the IPL, including the upcoming season.

2. Bhuvneshwar Kumar: Bhuvaneshwar Kumar was just one of the few players retained by SRH this season. The right-arm pacer has been the leading wicket-taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) for the last two seasons. He is known to swing the ball both ways efficiently, with his in swingers more effective than outswing, especially at creating late swing is also a useful lower order right-handed batsman. The Meerut born Cricketer astonished everyone in 2008-09 Ranji Trophy final by being the first bowler to dismiss master blaster Sachin Tendulkar for a duck in first-class cricket.

3. Rashid Khan: This 20-year-old Afghan cricketer commonly called as the “million-dollar baby” by his team mates is a left arm orthodox spinner. He is also one of the youngest players to be a part of IPL Season 11. In IPL Season 2017, delivered a match winning performance against Kings XI Punjab. To during the 2018 Cricket World Cup Qualifier, he captained Afghanistan for the first time in an ODI match. At the age of 19 years and 165 days, he became the youngest player to captain an international side.
4. Shikhar Dhawan: Shikhar Dhawan’s powerful batting and great fielding skills make him a perfect fit for the Twenty20 format. The left-hand opening batsman played for the Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2008 and was their third-highest run-getter with 340 runs in 14 matches at an average of 37.77. He turned out for the Mumbai Indians for two seasons before moving to the Deccan Chargers. Dhawan had a great 2012 season, tallying 569 runs from 15 matches. That, followed by a great 2012-13 domestic season earned him a spot in India’s Test squad for the home series against Australia in 2013. Since then, he has been Team India’s preferred opener in Tests and ODIs.
5. Shakib Al Hasan: Bangladesh born Shakib Al Hasan is well known for his aggressive batting, controlled bowling and athletic fielding. To sum it up, Shakib is an all Rounder. He is a solid middle-order batsman, who can bowl economical overs in the bowling innings. Shakib has scored 493 runs in 43 games he has played in the Indian Premier League, 2017. His average is 21.65 and strike rate 130.36, scoring 2 fifties overall. Also, he has taken 43 wickets in his IPL career.

With a squad this strong, there is no way Sunrisers Hyderabad will be unable to bring the trophy home and repeat history like 2016.The team is ready, are you? Don’t watch and cheer alone at home. Book tickets for all or your favorite SRH home match at Rajiv Gandhi International cricket stadium and watch the men in orange play LIVE.

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