The Sunrisers Hyderabad finished runners-up last season amidst a bit of confusion after Warner was banned from taking part in the IPL . Kiwi skipper Kane Williamson held the team together and was a steal at the auction for INR 3 Crore. Their pacers and Rashid Khan performed well in the bowling department but their middle order and other batsmen, barring Dhawan and Williamson, were below par.
They have traded Shikhar Dhawan to the Delhi Daredevils in return for Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem and Abhishek Sharma, while retaining the following players:
David Warner, Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Shreevats Goswami, Siddarth Kaul, Syed Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, Kane Williamson, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan and Shakib Al-Hasan.
Besides, they have released the following players: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Syed Mehdi Hasan and Shikhar Dhawan.
Players released: Sachin Baby, Tanmay Agarwal, Wriddhiman Saha, Chris Jordan, Carlos Brathwaite, Alex Hales, Bipul Sharma, Mehdi Hasan
Players Bought: Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill