IPL 2023: Five Players Who Could Be Named As Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) Captain For TATA IPL 2023. IPL 2023 is about to start in April, and one of the IPL teams Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is yet to appoint a new captain. With New Zealand skipper Kane Williamson not being part of the squad and David Warner now playing for Delhi Capitals. The team management needs to put in a collective decision to appoint a captain who can be an able planner who is a combination of a calm temperament and a clever reader of a particular situation.
Sunrisers Hyderabad has got some big names in their dugout when it comes to its coaching staff that consists of Dale Steyn as bowling coach, Brian Lara as head coach, and Muttiah Muralitharan as spin bowling and strategic coach. The franchise might look into an option that can take gutsy decisions concerning the playing XI and team combinations.
The new skipper will have to be prompt with his on-field decision-making concerning the field placements. The players mentioned in our list have showcased the skills to lead. All players have different styles but they certainly can be backed. We have figured out some options for those who have the capabilities to take over the leadership ahead of IPL 2023.
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One of the most seasoned campaigners in the Sunrisers Hyderabad squad, Bhuvneshwar has led the team 7 times losing 5 matches. The medium pacer has taken 154 wickets in his IPL career so far.
The 33-year-old will be playing his 10th season for the franchise. Although he doesn’t have an impressive record as captain in the IPL, the all-rounder can be backed due to his experience of playing in different situations and conditions.
The Karnataka batsman is another seasoned campaigner with enough experience of playing in the IPL. The right-hander was also the captain of the Punjab Kings. Agarwal has a mixed captaincy record winning 7 out of 14 games he lead the Punjab Kings side.
As a batsman, Agarwal has scored 2327 runs in 112 IPL games with a strike rate of 134.2. It needs to be seen whether he can show the same type of consistency with his captaincy.
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The South African batsman recently led Sunrisers Eastern Cape to a win in the final of the SA20 League. He was also the captain of the under-19 South African outfit that won the under-19 world cup in 2014. The right-hander scored 366 runs in SA20. Markram has scored 527 runs in 20 IPL games so far with a strike rate of 134.10 and an average of 40.54.
In short, 28 year old can be looked upon as a long-term option as a skipper as well as a handy middle-order batsman by Sunrisers Hyderabad team management.
The India off-spinner is looked upon as the next Ravichandran Ashwin of team India but leading a side is altogether a different challenge. The 23-year-old is inexperienced when it comes to leading a team but the management might give him a chance for some matches just to review his performance as a captain which can enable them to decide for the future.
As a bowler, Sundar has been impressive for the national side and when it comes to IPL, the 23-year-old has taken 51 wickets in 33 IPL games so far. The Tamil Nadu cricketer is also a handy batter lower down the order.
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The right-hander was bought for a sum of INR 5.25 crore which showcases his ability to play the big shots as a batsman. When it comes to his captaincy, Klaasen needs to be handed the captaincy for a few games just to know how he maintains his rapport with local Indian players. Currently, the option is somewhat unlikely but the management could give him an outside chance just to know his man-management abilities.