SunRisers Hyderabad Franchise
SunRisers Hyderabad had a huge blow with warner banned from IPL 2018.
Captain: Kane Williamson
A proven leader with New Zealand, Williamson was the best option SRH had once David Warner was removed from the IPL for the season. He can manage his players well, while being understated, and captaincy has not effected his batting.
Strengths: Despite losing Warner, SRH have very good batsmen in Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Alex Hales, Wriddhiman Saha and Yusuf Pathan.
Weaknesses: A lack of support for the talismanic Bhuvneshwar Kumar means that Rashid Khan, the sensational Afghanistan legspinner, and Shakib have plenty to do.
IPL 11 prediction: A strong side on paper despite Warner not being around. The batting looks good and balance, as well as deep, but how far Sunrisers go in the league will be dependent on the bowlers. If it all goes well, they look sure shots for the play-offs.