SRH strategy for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

SRH strategy for IPL 2022 Mega Auction
SRH strategy for IPL 2022 Mega Auction

It will be exciting to see how SRH team management execute their plans in the mega auction ahead of IPL 2022 as they failed badly last season, finishing at the bottom of the points table. Looking forward to the future, they have appointed some legendary players as coaching staffs like- Tom Moody(as head coach), Brian Lara (as batting coach), Dale Steyn (as bowling coach), and Muralidharan (as bowling consultant). This will be an opportunity for the team to start from scratch. Let’s see SRH strategy for IPL 2022 Mega Auction.

SRH retained players 2022

The franchise let go some big names like David Warner, Rashid Khan, Jason Holder, and Mohammed Nabi and decided to retain their skipper Kane Williamson (14cr) with two uncapped players-Umran Malik (4cr) and Abdul Samad (4 cr) for the next season. As per the report, Rashid did not want to retain as 2nd retention of the team behind skipper Kane Williamson, so the franchise decided to let him go.

SRH auction strategy 2022

The team management needs to be more sensitive in the auction room to make a controlled and balanced team as they have a massive 68 cr INR to select the players. Keeping this same in the mind, now look at what would be the strategy of SRH in the mega auction.

SRH target players 2022 – Batsmen

SRH target players 2022 - Batsmen - Shubhman Gill
SRH target players 2022 – Batsmen – Shubhman Gill

SRH did not retain their elite batsman David Warner and it was predictable when he was sacked from captaincy and also dropped from the team in the middle of the season last year. Finding a like to like replacement they might target Devdutt Padikkal. Fans expected RCB to retain him for the next season as he played some vital knocks for winning cause the team, scored 414 runs last season, but RCB did not do this. SRH could consider this left-handed opening batsman, as a replacement for Warner. Subhman Gill is another Indian batter who has impressed us with his willow. Ahead of IPL 2022, he was not retained by KKR. Gill scored 1417 in his 55 IPL matches with an average of 31.49. He could boost Hyderabad’s batting lineup for upcoming seasons.

As far as middle order is concerned, SRH needs to be more calculated to select middle-order batsmen as their middle order looked uncontrolled throughout the season last year. As CSK did not retain their promising middle-order batsman Ambati Rayudu, SRH might give some interest to him. The ground of Hyderabad is very much well known to him as he played for this state in domestic cricket. Rayudu can be their promising asset in the middle order for the upcoming seasons. They might target their local player- Sheikh Rasheed. He scored 188 runs in the U-19 Asia Cup and secured 90 runs in the Semifinal.

SRH target players 2022 – Wicket-keeper

SRH target players 2022 - Wicket-keeper - Jonny Bairstow
SRH target players 2022 – Wicket-keeper – Jonny Bairstow

There are not so many options for the teams to select wicket keepers in this auction as most of the teams retained their wicket keepers. So, there are few options in the hand of SRH like Bairstow, Sam Billings, and Dinesh Karthik. The English wicket-keeper batsman Johny Bairstow did exceptionally well in SRH jersey but nowadays his performance is not much better but considering his previous form the team management might target him in the auction. They might go for another English wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings who was released by DC last year. He did not give many opportunities to show off himself last season but in the years 2018 & 2019 while he was part of the CSK franchise he played some crucial knock with a strike rate of 125.

SRH target players 2022 – All-rounder

SRH target players 2022 - All-rounder - Mohammad Nabi
SRH target players 2022 – All-rounder – Mohammad Nabi

All-rounders always play a vital role in the game in this shortest format. In this position, Shivam Dube would be a decent purchase for SRH.  There is no doubt about his batting ability and he can bowl as well. He played a few crucial knocks for his respective team last year. He could be in the desired list of Hyderabad in the mega auction. They might bring back their former all-rounders Afghan Mohammed Nabi and Caribbean Jason Holder.

SRH target players 2022 – Bowlers

SRH target players 2022 - Bowlers - Kagiso Rabada
SRH target players 2022 – Bowlers – Kagiso Rabada

Make strengthen the bowling unit, the team management might select South African Lungi Ngidi as he took a tremendous amount of wickets while playing for CSK the last few seasons. Though he did not get more chances to show off. Last year he took 25 wickets at an average of 17.92 in previous seasons. He always gets an extra bounce in the bowling due to his height and can bowl at any stage of the game which makes him more valuable for a team. Another proteas speed star Kagiso Rabada will be a perfect purchase for any team in the upcoming mega auction. As SRH has massive pursue they might give interest in him. This South African star who can bowl routinely at the speed of 150kmph was one of the key players for Delhi Capitals’ success for recent few years but after the arrival of Anrich Nortje somehow he was over-shadowed and decided to leave. Rabada can bowl in the powerplay as well as in the death overs with perfect yorkers. He was Purple Cap holder in 2020 with 30 wickets in his name. They could add some talented young blood like- Avesh Khan, Kamalesh Nagarkoti, and Shivam Mavi.