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11 Players SRH Should Target in IPL Mega Auction 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have a purse remaining of 68 crores in which they have to pick and choose potential players for future. This might be the last of the mega auctions and teams are running a race against time to build a good squad. The franchise has retained Kane Williamson (INR 14 crore), Abdul Samad (INR 4 crore) and Umran Malik (INR 4 crore). It is now that they have to complete their squad from a galaxy of wonderful players. The team made their first IPL appearance in 2013, where they reached the playoffs, eventually finishing in fourth place. The Sunrisers won their maiden IPL title in the 2016 season, defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final. Therefore, ahead of auctions, here is a list of 11 players SRH should target in IPL mega auction 2022.

11 Players SRH Should Target in IPL Mega Auction 2022

1. Faf du Plessis

Francois “Faf” du Plessis is a South African international cricketer and former captain of the South Africa national cricket team. Du Plessis took good form into the 2015 World Cup, after becoming the second South African to score a T20I century after Richard Levi, in February that year. He was among those left devastated by South Africa’s semi-final loss. While du Plessis continued to rack up runs in ODIs, he was criticised for occasionally scoring too slowly. He started to struggle in the longest format and after managing just one fifty in 12 innings in the 2015-16 season, he was dropped for the final Test against England in January 2016. He was the second most run scorer in IPL 2021 with 633 runs in 16 games for CSK. It is great opportunity to grab him in the auction.

2. Jason Roy

Born in South Africa, Roy came to the UK aged 10 and soon started to move through the system. He was a hugely successful schoolboy cricketer for Whitgift, and made his Surrey debut as a 17-year-old in 2008 during the Twenty20 Cup and his fielding talents were noticed by England, who used him as a sub later that summer against South Africa.

Sunrisers Hyderabad handed a debut to England opener Jason Roy in their Indian Premier League 2021 match against Rajasthan Royals on Monday. Roy was bought by the franchise at the IPL 2021 auctions last year – but he did not get a game in the first leg of the tournament in India. Roy returned for the second phase of the season which was being played in the UAE — but had to wait for his opportunity. In IPL 2021, he scored 150 runs in 5 matches with an average of 30.00. If given a fair chance, he will prove to be an asset to the team.

3. Wriddhiman Saha

Wriddhiman Prasanta Saha is an Indian international cricketer who plays for Indian national cricket team and first class matches domestically for Bengal. Saha played for KKR in the first three sessions on IPL but in 2011 he was picked by CSK as a reserve wicket keeper for MS Dhoni. In 2014 IPL Auction Saha was purchased by Kings XI Punjab as a specialist wicketkeeper. In the tournament Saha not only took some good catches but also contributed with the bat. He made 362 runs at an average of 32.90 and a strike rate of 145.38. In 2020 season, he only played 4 matches and scored 214 runs including 2 brilliant half centuries as an opener for SRH. So, it would be great if they manage to get him back in the team.

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4. Suresh Raina

Suresh Raina is a former Indian international cricketer. He is an aggressive left-handed middle-order batsman and an occasional off-spin bowler. On 15 August 2020, Raina announced his retirement from all formats of international cricket. He pulled from 2020 Indian Premier League due to personal reasons. In IPL 2021, Raina has played 11 matches, but has only scored 157 runs with an average of 19.62 and a strike rate of 127.64. But he is an amazing player can be an asset to the team this time. Thus, he should be one of the 11 players SRH should target in IPL mega auction 2022.

5. Dawid Malan

Dawid Johannes Malan is an English cricketer who plays for England and Yorkshire. He was previously ranked first in the ICC T20I batsmen rankings. He is one of the premier English players whose batsmanship makes him an interesting pick for franchises at the IPL 2022 mega auction. While his stint with the Punjab Kings (PBKS) in the 2021 edition might have been cut short due to the batter pulling out of the UAE leg, his numbers in the shorter format show that he is a potential game-changer. Therefore, he should be one of 11 players SRH should target in IPL mega auction 2021.

6. Ravichandaran Ashwin

Ravichandran Ashwin is an Indian international cricketer. An all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls right-arm off-break. Ashwin is one of the rare players who came into the public’s reckoning through the IPL and yet was good enough to hold his own in bigger forms of cricket. For his IPL franchise, he opened the bowling, bowled at death, came on when wickets were required, and was the Man of the Series in the 2010 Champions League played in South Africa. In IPL 2021, he took 7 wickets in 13 matches at an average of 47.28.

7. Mohammed Shami

Mohammed Shami Ahmed is an Indian international cricketer, who plays for the Indian national cricket team in all formats of the game as a bowler. After being released by Delhi ahead of 2019 season Shami was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2019 player auction for 4.8 Crores INR. He took 19 wickets, registered his first 3-wicket haul in IPL with 3/21 against MI at Wankhede Stadium. In IPL 2021, he took 19 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 20.78.

8. Trent Boult

Trent Alexander Boult is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays as a bowler for Northern Districts in New Zealand’s domestic cricket, and New Zealand internationally. During the tour Boult was clocked as the fastest bowler touring with the New Zealand team with a highest speed of 143.3 km/h (89.0 mph). In 2021 IPL, he took 13 wickets in 14 matches with an average of 31.23. Mumbai Indians is expected to fight to get back Trent Boult back.

9. Deepak Chahar

Deepak Lokendrasingh Chahar is an Indian International cricketer. During the 15th match of the ongoing 14th season of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Chennai Super Kings in Mumbai, Chennai Super Kings seamer Deepak Chahar once again picked a flurry of wickets with the new ball to dent the opposition. It was in the first over of the inning that Chahar dismissed Knight Riders opening batsman Shubman Gill (0) after the right-hand batsman slashed a short delivery straight to Lungi Ngidi at third man. In 2021 IPL, he managed to take 14 wickets in 15 matches for Chennai Super Kins (CSK). Thus, MI has a great opportunity to grab him in their team this time.

10. Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Singh Chahal is an Indian cricketer and former chess player who represents India in both ODIs and Twenty20 Internationals, and has also represented India internationally in chess at youth levels. He has played 56 IPL matches in which he has taken 70 wickets at an average of 22.41 with an economy rate of 7.9. In IPL 2021, he took 18 wickets in 15 matches with average of 20.77. For his performances in 2015 and 2016, he was named in the Cricinfo IPL XI for the season. He was also named in the Cricbuzz XI for 2016 and 2017.

11. Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav is an Indian international cricketer who plays for India and for Uttar Pradesh in domestic cricket. He got a national call in 2017 and soon made headlines for being the first Indian player to have two ODI hat-tricks, the first coming in 2017 against Australia and the other one against the West Indies in 2019. The UP lad, who has been a regular in the Indian side, was bought by KKR for Rs 5.8 crores in the 2018 auction. His match-winning spell (4-20) against Rajasthan Royals in 2018 still stands as his best bowling figures in IPL. He did not play a single match in the IPL 2021 Phase 1 for the Kolkata Knight Riders. 

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