To play or not to play Kane Williamson will be the biggest dilemma for SRH
Sunrisers Hyderabad is a team filled with talented Indians and foreigners. It also has a good mixture of youth and experience. But with the allowance of only four foreigners in a starting XI, even a star like Kane Williamson might have to squeeze his way into the team.
With so many star overseas players such as David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jonny Bairstow, Jason Holder, Mujib Ur Rahman, Jason Roy and Kane Williamson, who can possibly be left out of the starting team? If given a choice, you could have all these players playing at once in the XI.
Let’s say that it is nearly impossible to leave out David Warner. He is the captain, and in my books, the best IPL player of all time, given his sheer prolificity with bat and his success as the captain.
Let’s also say that Rashid Khan is also a must-pick in the team. He is currently the best bowler in the world and had a very successful season in 2020 as well. Jonny Bairstow might seem like a player of lesser importance compared to the above two. But his partnership with our captain has brought a lot of success.
Do you pick one of Holder and Williamson? Both have captained their national sides, are very experienced and complete cricketers. Williamson is one of the best batsmen, while Holder is one of the best all-rounders. Can Mujib Ur Rahman be left out? He is got the guile and cricketing intelligence required for a spinner in T20, and also has the wicket-taking ability. But can he squeeze himself into the team?
Mitchell Marsh is yet another player who can add value. It is always good to have all-rounders in the team. Jason Roy might be competing with his compatriot Bairstow for his place.
With so much talent, who plays where remains to be a question mark.