Bhuvneshwar Kumar was retained by the franchise and the players resigned are- Deepak Hooda, Shikar Dhawan and Rashid Khan. But the swashbuckling batsman still manages to time find time for his fans and obliges them with autographs and selfies.Taking to Twitter, SRH posted a photo of Dhawan with his young fans as he signs autographs for them. Delhi will start as favourites against Rajasthan but unlike their first match if the likes of in-form D'Arcy Short, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler or Ben Laughlin fire on the morrow, it could well be Rajasthan's field day at home as all the players have a reputation of turning the game around.
Hobart's Short, who led Big Bash League scoring in 2017-18 by more than 120 runs, had a disappointing IPL debut in being run out cheaply opening for the Royals.
For Rajasthan, pacer Jaydev Unadkat was the lone wicket taker. Established batsmen like skipper Ajinkya Rahane, Ben Stokes and RA Tripathi just kept finding the fielders' hands rather than the gaps whenever they tried to be aggressive while Shikhar Dhawan made a mockery of their low total by scoring a attractive 78 not out when the Sunrisers batted.
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Both Royals and Daredevils were outplayed in their opening games and will be itching to bounce back. He would feel hard done with the fact that he's not got a chance to play for the Indian cricket team yet. Sanju Samson hasn't been in the best of form domestically, while Heinrich Klaasen and Jos Buttler will bat too low to make an impact.
The home team have a great bowling attack as well.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar troubled the batsmen with his impeccable lines and returned with figures of 1/30. SRH suffered no such close call heartaches and were clinical in their 9-wicket win over Rajasthan Royals. Siddarth Kaul was a regular feature of the team previous year, averaging a wicket per match. He will once again be the player to watch out for in the MI camp.
With Sunrisers captain Kane Williamson playing second fiddle to the more aggressive Dhawan during the pair's match-winning century-stand in the first game, the start of the campaign for Hyderabad this season has been near-perfect. Ben Stokes returns after his brief time away from the game and will look to improve on his tour of New Zealand. The other spinner in the team, Shakib Al Hasan finished with two wickets too. Let us know in the comments and poll below.
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