Predicted playing XI for SRH for the first few matches of IPL 2020
SRH would enter this edition as one of the favorites as well as one of the better-balanced sides, however,
what would be their playing XI? since they would have to play their first few games without a Warner, Bairstow and M.Marsh who would feature in their starting XI? Let’s take a look at the Predicted playing XI for SRH in the initial matches of IPL 2020.
OPENERS: Wriddhiman Saha(WK) and Kane Williamson(C)
SRH would have to start their campaign without their iconic opening duo of David Warner and Johnny
Bairstow. This comes as a big loss for them, however, they need not panic as they’ve got Kane Williamson in their team. This comes as a blessing in disguise for him as the absence of their regular skipper now opens the door for KW to not only feature in the playing XI but also captain the side. India’s best WK Saha could be his opening partner as the absence of Barstow means that SRH would now need a keeper.
MIDDLE ORDER BATSMEN: Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar and Priyam Garg
Manish Pandey, Vijay Shankar and Priyam Garg would bat at 3,4 and 5 respectively as Manish Pandey was sensational at 3 last season and Vijay Shankar at 4 would allow him to hold the innings together. It would be difficult to choose between Priyam Garg and Virat Singh but the Under 19 captain might just get the nod ahead of Singh
ALL ROUNDERS: M.Nabi and Abhishek Sharma
M.Nabi and Abhishek Sharma would not only be the all-rounders but also the finishers as Nabi is a proven finisher in Both IPL and international cricket and Abhishek Sharma have shown glimpses of stroke play and just in case he struggles with the bowl SRH have Shankar to bowl a few overs as a contingency plan. Hence Nabi would bat at 6 and Sharma at 7.
LEAD SPINNER: RASHID KHAN
Certainty in the playing XI and arguably the best spinner in T20Is going around, Rashid Khan would be their lead spinner and bat at 8 we’ve also seen his batting ability which is really good and he is Predicted playing XI for SRH.
LEAD PACER: B.Kumar
One of the best Predicted playing XI for SRH have, Bhuvneshwar Kumar would be the lead pacer and is slated to perform a huge role if SRH is to win the IPL this season.
2ND AND 3RD SEAMER: S.Kaul and Khaleel
S.Kaul and Khaleel would ideally start in the playing XI and be SRH’s 2nd and 3rd pacer as they’ve been successful in the domestic circuit and have represented India as well. Just in case they don’t do well David Warner always has the option to turn to Basil Thampi and Sandeep Sharma such is their luxury
when it comes to the Pacers.
Thus to conclude the Predicted playing XI for SRH in IPL 2020 would be :
1) Kane Williamson(C)✈️
2) Wriddhiman Saha(WK)✈️
3) Manish Pandey
4) Vijay Shankar
5) Priyam Garg
7) Abhishek Sharma
8) Rashid Khan ✈️