An homage to the 2008 Deccan Chargers in SRH's gloomy 2023

After the auction in December of last year, it did seem as though Sunrisers Hyderabad had finally repaired all the harm done in recent years. The team underwent a significant makeover, and on paper, they seemed like one of the favorites to win the championship. After another unsuccessful effort, they are back where they started five months later. This performance was very similar to Deccan Chargers' in the first season of the Indian Premier League. Prior to the season, there was hype, they had the names, and both teams claimed Hyderabad as their home base. The final outcome? Naturally, it was precisely the same as before.

Where they finished: Last

The season at a glance: The season that began on a sour note, ended on a sour note as Sunrisers Hyderabad finished the campaign as the only team to not touch double figures in the points tally.

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Star of the season: Heinrich Klaasen

There aren't enough opponents to Klaasen for this prize. That also very much sums up the SRH season. Even though Klaasen batted at 5/6 for the majority of the competition, he stood out with some stunning hitting, frequently saving his side from danger. In the end, he scored nearly 450 runs at an average of little under 50 and a strike rate of 177. No other player scored anywhere close to 300 runs during the season.

Most memorable game: vs Rajasthan Royals in Jaipur

This additionally ended up being the remainder of their four successes in the season. Furthermore, it might have very much finished in a loss notwithstanding a tremendous disappointment. Glenn Phillips' 7-ball 25 brought SRH closer to the target, which required 41 off 12 balls, before Sandeep Sharma struck in the final over to give his team, at least temporarily, a crucial victory. However, replays showed that he had overstepped, so RR's joy was short-lived as Sandeep was asked to give Abdul Samad the final ball once more with SRH needing four to win. Samad took full advantage of the lifeline after finding the fielder the previous time to score a six, which sparked wild celebrations in his camp.

A move that worked

Anything somewhat fruitful for SRH rotates around Klaasen. SRH benefited from the decision to favor him over Glenn Phillips. Phillips's international cricket standing has been steadily improving. He also scored a century in the T20 World Cup in Australia at the end of last year. Given that Klaasen had an average of just slightly over 13 in the IPL prior to this campaign, it would have been difficult to make the decision to leave him out of the team. Be that as it may, his own new structure for South Africa has been breathtaking and he illuminated the debut SA20 also toward the beginning of the year. The decision to leave Phillips out of their strongest lineup at the start of the season in favor of Klaasen paid off, even though he was able to force his way back in at the end.

A move that didn't work

Brian Lara had stated that he had signed up as a finisher when they paid a large sum for Harry Brook. Even though he scored a century, Brook had a very disappointing season for SRH, and they immediately moved him up the order after a rough start. He was brought back into the XI after sitting out, but nothing changed. In his final four appearances, he had three ducks, completing the campaign.

Area to address before the next season:

This may sound odd, but SRH will benefit more from limiting their personnel changes. There aren't such a large number of regions to address as the players they have available to them have it in them to go as far as possible. They might have to settle on what their top order will look like by 2024 at the most. Despite the fact that Mayank Agarwal scored runs in the final game, there may be pressure on him in the solo opportunity that Vivrant Sharma was given. There were some eyebrows raised by Umran Malik's absence, and there is general agreement that the skipper requires more authority in the setup. Even Harry Brook may be worth keeping for an additional season.


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