Former India opener Aakash Chopra has showered praise on Sunrisers Hyderabad’s bowling attack ahead of the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League set to begin on March 31. SRH will start their campaign in the IPL schedule against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday, April 2, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.
“This team’s bowling – it is an entire star cast. Fast bowlers – plenty of them – Fazalhaq Farooqi, Marco Jansen, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik, T Natarajan. In spinners, they have Mayank Markande, Akeal Hosein, Washington Sundar and Adil Rashid,” said Chopra on the ‘AakashVani’ show on JioCinema.
“The fast-bowling unit and the overall bowling unit is looking very, very good. Their bowling is their strength because they are probably the only team in the tournament that can play an all-India bowling attack,” Chopra added.
“If they want, they can go with Adil Rashid. Otherwise, if you want to go with four fast bowlers and a spinner, the entire fast bowling can be made up of Indian bowlers, which will have T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umran Malik and Kartik Tyagi. All four are capable of playing in the XI,” said Chopra.
“You can play three out of the four, and then you can play a spinner in the form of Washington Sundar, who also bats, and then Marco Jansen and a little bowling from Aiden Markram. Abhishek Sharma also bowls a little left-arm spin,” Chopra added.