Sunrisers Hyderabad have released their IPL 2020 schedule and will kickstart their quest for a second title against defending champions Mumbai Indians on April 1 at home. Also Read - Star Sports to Air 50 Greatest IPL Matches Starting March 29
SRH finished fourth in the league stage of the last season and beat Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator before losing to Chennai Super Kings in the second qualifier. Also Read - Earth Hour 2020: Rohit Sharma Wants Citizens to do Their Bit For The Planet on Saturday
After their season opener, the 2016 champions will travel to Mohali where they face Kings XI Punjab before flying to Bengaluru to face Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. Following that they will host Rajasthan Royals for their only day game of the season. Also Read - Brad Hogg Names Top 3 Powerplay Batsmen in IPL; No Place For Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Their league campaign ends with an away game against two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders on May 15.
At the IPL auction in December, SRH spent Rs 6.9 crore on seven players.
Their costliest buy at the auction was Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh whom they bought for Rs 2 crore. Apart from Marsh, they bought Priyam Garg (Rs 1.9 crore), Virat Singh (Rs 1.9 crore), Fabian Allen (Rs 50 lakh), Sandeep Bavanaka (Rs 20 lakh), Sanjay Yadav (Rs 20 lakh) and Abdul Samad (Rs 20 lakh).
Australian David Warner was the star performer for SRH last year scoring 692 runs in 12 innings and won the Orange Cap despite not playing the full season.
SRH Full Squad: Kane Williamson (captain), David Warner, Manish Pandey, Virat Singh, Priyam Garg, Abdul Samad, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Sandeep Sharma, Siddharth Kaul, Billy Stanlake, T Natarajan, Abhishek Sharma, Shahbaz Nadeem, Mitchell Marsh, Fabian Allen, Vijay Shankar, Mohammad Nabi, Rashid Khan, Sanjay Yadav, Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Shreevats Goswami, Bavanaka Sandeep, Basil Thampi.