Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), who lost the final in the last edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) to Chennai Super Kings (CK) have retained 17 players including three players via trade ahead of the mega-auction for 2019 edition of the IPL.
Meanwhile, Hyderabad displayed a spirited effort in the last season despite missing their regular skipper David Warner. The southpaw missed the whole league due to a suspension for his part in the ball-tampering saga. Kane Williamson slotted in the captain’s role and did an excellent job with the side. However, they have retained the devastating Australian opener for the upcoming season.
Furthermore, Sunrisers Hyderabad have released nine players including the trade-off of Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Daredevils. While Wriddhiman Saha is a big name to let go off by the franchise, the think tank also decided to release some famous overseas players in Alex Hales, Carlos Brat, waite and Chris Jordan.
However, Hyderabad have retained their core group of players with Dhawan being the only exception. The retention list includes the likes of Warner, Kane Williamson, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, and Manish Pandey. Sunrisers Hyderabad have also managed to trade three players – Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma ( all from Delhi Daredevils in exchange for Dhawan).
With David Warner returning to the squad, it is likely that he will take over the reins from Williamson.
ALL FRANCHISEES WILL HAVE TO SUBMIT THEIR LIST OF RETENTIONS BEFORE THE NOVEMBER 15 DEADLINE AHEAD OF THE IPL AUCTION IN DECEMBER.
Here is the list:
— SunRisers Hyderabad (@SunRisers) November 15, 2018