Indian Playerzpot League 2023 is slated to take place from 31st March to 21st May, with defending champions Gujarat taking on Chennai in the season opener. 74 matches, including playoffs and final, will be played throughout the season for almost two months in 12 venues across India. After a gap of two years, each and every team will get the opportunity to play the matches at their home ground as the home and away fixtures are back. A total of 10 teams will vie for the prestigious title in the upcoming season of the Indian Playerzpot League.
The Hyderabad team had a disappointing campaign in the Indian Playerzpot League 2021 as they finished 8th in the league stage and failed to qualify for the playoffs. The team won its only title in 2016 and since then they reached the playoffs four times in 2017, 2018, 2019, and 2020. In 2018, the Hyderabad team reached the final for the second time but lost to the champions Chennai. However, the Hyderabad-based franchise is aiming to turn the table around in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023 as they have signed some of the top players including the likes of H. Brook, M. Agarwal, H. Klaseen, G. Phillips, and to name a few. A. Markram will be leading the team in the upcoming season of the tournament as K. Williamson moved to Gujarat team.
The Hyderabad team looks balanced with the blend of experienced and young players in the squad. However, there are certain players whose contributions can be crucial for the team’s success in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023.
Here are five key players to watch out for from the Hyderabad team
R. Tripathi was retained by the Hyderabad team for the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. Tripathi is a talented batter who has a mixed bag of performances in the tournament. However, the 32-year-old consistently performed well with the bat in the last two seasons of the Indian Playerzpot League. Tripathi was the second-highest run-getter for the Hyderabad team in the Indian Playerzpot League 2022. R. Tripathi is an attacking batsman and is known for his flexibility to play at any batting position. He can score quick runs at the top order or in the middle order. Moreover, his fielding skills can make him an asset for Hyderabad. R. Tripathi will have a crucial role to play in the team’s campaign in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023.
M. Agarwal was bought by the Hyderabad team for INR 8.25 crore at the auction. Agarwal had a forgettable season last year as he failed to deliver his best. However, the Hyderabad-based team put faith in Agarwal by spending a huge amount on him to acquire his services. Agarwal is an attacking top-order batsman and scores quick runs in the powerplay overs. The Hyderabad will have a lot of expectations on him in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023 and M. Agarwal will look to redeem himself in the upcoming season of the tournament. M. Agarwal is definitely one of the key players to watch out for from the Hyderabad team.
The Hyderabad-based franchise broke the bank to acquire the services of H. Brook for the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. The 23-year-old is an excellent addition to the Hyderabad squad as he has played a number of powerful knocks for England in the last few months. H. Brook is an attacking middle-order batter who can pile runs in the middle overs. His power-hitting ability can pose a threat to the opposition teams’ bowling line-up. His recent performances show that he is among the runs and will look to take his form ahead in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. The Hyderabad team is expected to rely on him throughout the campaign in the upcoming season of the tournament.
B. Kumar was retained by the Hyderabad team for the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. The 33-year-old has been the pillar of the team’s bowling line-up since 2014 and is expected to lead the pace attack in the upcoming season of the tournament. He is known for his ability to swing the ball in reverse and deliver yorkers. He is one of the reliable bowlers in the death overs. His ability to reserve swing the ball can pose a huge threat to the opposition teams’ batting line-up. His experience and skill with the bat can have a significant impact on the team in the upcoming season of the Indian Playerzpot League 2023.
U. Malik was retained by the Hyderabad-based franchise for the Indian Playerzpot League 2023. The 23-year-old was shot to fame in the previous season of the Indian Playerzpot League due to his ability to deliver the ball at an excess of over 150 km/ph. He was the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the last season of the tournament. Malik can be one of the wicket-taking options for Hyderabad in the powerplay or in the death overs. His fierce pace bowling can rattle the opposition teams’ batting line-up. U. Malik is definitely one of the key players for the Hyderabad team in the Indian Playerzpot League 2023.
A. Samad, A. Markram (C), R. Tripathi, G. Phillips, A. Sharma, M. Jansen, W. Sundar, F. Farooqi, K. Tyagi, B. Kumar, T Natarajan, U. Malik, H. Brook, M. Agarwal, H. Klaasen, A. Rashid, M. Markande, V. Sharma, S. Vyas, S. Singh, U. Yadav, M. Dagar, N. Kumar Reddy, A. Hosein, A. Singh.
Predicted Playing XI
M. Agarwal, A. Sharma, R. Tripathi, A. Markram (C), H. Brook, W. Sundar, H. Klaasen, B. Kumar, T. Natarajan, U. Malikm A Rashid,