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GameDay Squad IND Fantasy Cricket Squad Preview: Sunrisers Hyderabad!

GameDay Squad IND Fantasy Cricket Squad Preview: The Sunrisers Hyderabad! Get the inside scoop on the Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Squad for the upcoming GameDay Squad competition with an in-depth analysis and preview. Find out who to watch out for!


The Sunrisers Hyderabad will looks to recapture their best form in 2024 after finishing last in the 2023 IPL season! Some big signing have indicated Hyderabad's intent that a last place finish just simply isn't good enough for the storied franchise. Coached by New Zealand cricket legend Daniel Vettori, they'll look to light up the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in front of 50+ thousand loyal fans each time they step out to the pitch in Hyderabad!


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Squad (Averages and position rank for IPL 2023 included)


Mayank Agarwal – Batsman (AVG 36, Rank 14th)

Shahbaz Ahmed – All-rounder (AVG 12, Rank 49th)

Pat Cummins – Bowler (AVG N/A, Rank N/A)

Fazalhaq Farooqi – Bowler (AVG 29, Rank 41st)

Wanindu Hasaranga – All-rounder (AVG 36, Rank 21st)

Travis Head – Batsman (AVG N/A, Rank N/A)

Marco Jansen – All-rounder (AVG 42, Rank 11th)

Heinrich Klaasen – Wicket-Keeper (AVG 49, Rank 3rd)

Bhuvneshwar Kumar – Bowler (AVG 30, Rank 39th)

Nitish Kumar Reddy – All-rounder (AVG 9, Rank 52nd)

Umran Malik – Bowler (AVG 25, Rank 55th)

Mayank Markande – Bowler (AVG 45, Rank 8th)

Aiden Markram –  Batsman (AVG 30, Rank 21st)

Thangarasu Natarajan – Bowler (AVG 26, Rank 52nd)

Glenn Phillips – All-rounder (AVG 16, Rank 41st)

Abdul Samad – Batsman (AVG 26, Rank 24th)

Abhishek Sharma – All-rounder (AVG 34, Rank 23rd)

Anmolpreet Singh – Batsman (AVG 33, Rank 17th)

Sanvir Singh – All-rounder (AVG 7, Rank 53rd)

Akash Singh – Bowler (AVG 25, Rank 53rd)

Jhathavedh Subramanyan – Bowler (AVG N/A, Rank N/A)

Washington Sundar – All-rounder (AVG 27, Rank 31st)

Rahul Tripathi – Batsman (AVG 26, Rank 25th) 

Jaydev Unadkat – Bowler (AVG 7, Rank 79th) 

Upendra Yadav – Wicket-Keeper (AVG N/A, Rank N/A)


IPL 2023 stats from SH home matches played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium


  • Seven matches played; SH won one of them

  • Team winning the toss won four matches

  • Team batting first won four matches

  • Average first innings score of 174 (lowest 143 / highest 203)

  • Batter GDS average 34 points per match

  • All-rounder GDS average 31 points per match

  • Bowler GDS average 29 points per match

  • Wicketkeeper GDS average 45 points per match

  • 80 wickets taken by bowlers, 49 to seam and 31 to spin


Batters


After a six year absence from the IPL crafty Australian batsman Travis Head finds himself back on the biggest domestic stage, ready to apply his trade to the Sunrisers! Since his last campaign in 2017, Travis Head has gone on to become one the greats across the globe. His most recent International short format tournament was the 2023 ODI World Cup, where he averaged a staggering 92.2 GDS fantasy points per game! Head also offers a unique skillset that not many designated batsman can offer in GameDay Squad, there is a very high chance new captain and Head's test captain Pat Cummins could lean on Head for some overs of bowling, which would nail down Head as a bonafide must-start!


Bowlers


Marquee signing and new captain Pat Cummins is set to destroy rival attacks with his world renowned ability with ball. It's no secret that Cummins is one of the worlds premier bowlers and has had incredible amounts of success as Australia's test captain. Cummins stands out as the Sunrisers best play but it's not just his bowling that is going to give him the edge when it comes to selection time for your GameDay Squad. Cummins boasts a very respectable 18.95 batting average in the IPL! That is some serious output from a player listed as a bowler in GDS!


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All-rounders

Is there anything New Zealander Glenn Phillips isn't able to excel at on a cricket field? He bats, bowls, he can wicket-keep but he's also starting to make a case for being the best fielder in world cricket right now! Personally, I still think Ravi Jadeja edges him out, but Phillips is starting to catch the Indian legend. I think Phillips' ability to impact a game in all three facets will land him a spot in the starting Sunrisers XI. Because he will bat, bowl and field in all the hot zones means that he should be in consideration for selection in GameDay Squad!


Wicket Keeper


There are very few cricketers who can turn into absolute world beaters on the biggest stage and one of them is Henrich Klaasen. Klaasen has been decimating domestic T20 leagues all around the globe for some time now, his most recent efforts in the SA20 league, Klaasen scored the second most runs tournament wide (447 runs), had by far the highest run rate (207.91 SR) and also hit the most sixes of all SA20 batsman (37 Sixes). He's in a purple patch, and when he's in this sort of form, theres not a team globally that can stop him, he will be one of the first picked players in my GameDay Squad every time Sunrisers play.


Predicted Starting XI


1. Travis Head

2. Mayank Agarwal

3. Rahul Tripathi

4. Heinrich Klaasen

5. Aiden Markram

6. Glenn Phillips

7. Washington Sundar

8. Pat Cummins

9. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

10. Umran Malik

11. Thangarasu Natarajan


Impact Player: Shahbaz Ahmed

 

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