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Sunrisers epitome of a balanced T20 side

 NEW DELHI, Sept 15: Armed with a lethal top-order and a solid spin attack, Sunrisers Hyderabad as usual is an epitome of a balanced T20 side which will again be among the top four likely contenders for a play-off spot in this year’s Indian Premier League.

 Not exactly as high-profile as Mumbai Indians or a Chennai Super Kings, the low-key presence armed with a solid core coaching group comprising Trevor Bayliss (KKR’s IPL winning former coach), VVS Laxman and Muttiah Muralitharan, which has done remarkably well to identify their core strengths. Best part is all three have been in dug-outs of successful IPL outfits and have that been there and done that aura about them.

In David Warner, who is back as captain for this season, the franchise has an inspirational leader and a superb batsman, who would like to lead from the front. The southpaw led Sunrisers to a title triumph in 2016 and has made the tournament his own, winning the ‘Orange Cap’ thrice.

Last season, alongside Jonny Bairstow, Warner shattered multiple records including the highest opening partnership in IPL history. The duo single-handedly led Sunrisers to the knockout stage. – PTI

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