In the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) had a dismal season, finishing ninth with only six victories from 14 games. Their performances suffered as a result of their season-long struggles to find the appropriate combinations.
When the teams gathered in Kochi on Friday, December 23, to finalise their squads, SRH, who let go of their captain Kane Williamson prior to the IPL 2023 auction, made some good business decisions. Mayank Agarwal, Harry Brook, and Heinrich Klaasen were acquired by SRH to bolster their batting lineup.
In the upcoming IPL 2023 season, they will be looking to build on their recent success and make a strong push to lift the trophy. With a strong batting and bowling lineup, SRH has the potential to cause some serious damage in the tournament.
To maximize their chances of success, SRH will have to make sure that they have the right combination of players in their team. With the current squad, SRH can look to open the batting with the in-form duo of Mayank Agarwal and Abhishek Sharma. This combination can be a cornerstone of the team’s success in the future. Both of these batsmen have a great record in the IPL and can provide a solid platform for the team to build on. Know the top 3 different combinations SRH can try in IPL 2023.
Mayank Agarwal and Abhishek Sharma
Due to a lack of strong opening pairs, SRH struggled greatly. While Abhishek Sharma occasionally played the lead, he lacked assistance from the other side. In an effort to address the issue, the team signed Indian opener Mayank Agarwal for a staggering $8.25 crore.
Mayank can be quite dangerous when he gets going, despite having a below-average season in the IPL 2022, hitting only 196 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 122.50. He can adjust his batting style depending on the situation, which will be helpful for the SunRisers.
On the other side, Abhishek demonstrated his abilities during the previous season. The southpaw enjoys attacking the opposition and will give SRH’s batting a lot of momentum.
Rahul Tripathi and Abhishek Sharma
Rahul Tripathi, who amassed 413 runs, including three half-centuries, in 14 games at a strike rate of over 160, was Hyderabad’s best batsman last season. Due to his outstanding performance in the IPL 2022, the right-handed hitter is likely to promote to open the inning.
At the top of the list, Rahul and Abhishek Sharma are expected to work together. They may easily attack again with both pace and spin because they are the other Indian pair on this list who can open the inning.
Mayank Agarwal and Aiden Markram
Mayank Agarwal and Aiden Markram are yet another probable opening pair for SRH in IPL 2023. Mayank is a seasoned and talented opener who has played for PBKS for a long time. Aiden Markram, on the other side, also had a successful IPL 2022 season, scoring 381 runs in 14 games with the help of three fifty-plus scores. He gave the batting unit some much-needed firepower. This season, the Proteas hitter is anticipated to perform similarly.
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