SWOT analysis of SRH ahead of IPL 2024

During the IPL 2024 mini-auction, they had the second most purse left in their bag with 34 crore INR, they spent big amount of INR 20.50 crore in Australia’s 2023 World Cup-winning skipper Pat Cummins.

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SWOT analysis of SRH

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Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) is one of the teams that fails to perform on the field despite looking good on paper. Their Indian Premier League (IPL) seasons have been cold in the recent few years as they have failed to perform under pressure and lost games. The last time they won the IPL was back in 2016 and since then they have tried and tested Kane Williamson and Aiden Markram and have not been able to change their fortunes. 

During the IPL 2024 mini-auction, they had the second most purses left in their bag with 34 crore INR, they spent a big amount of INR 20.50 crore in Australia’s 2023 World Cup-winning skipper Pat Cummins and as per the reports he might be captaining the side as well in the IPL 2024 season. They also got some steal deals, like Travis Head and Wanindu Hasaranga. 

The Orange Army will make full use of their squad and will try to qualify for the playoffs in the upcoming season, and even give a good fight for the coveted trophy as well. In the article, we will be doing a SWOT(Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threats) analysis of the squad ahead of the IPL 2024 season.

SWOT analysis of SRH


The first strength of the side is their batting side, with Head coming in the side, the squad opening slot remains to be solved as the Australia batter has shown a brilliant batting display in the ODI World Cup 2023 for the champions and outplayed India in the final by scoring a hundred in the final. He is a good player of both spin and pace. They have good middle order as well with likes of Rahul Tripathi, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klassen and Abdul Samad in the side they firepower in the middle as well. 

Another strength of the side is their bowling department, after the addition of Cummins and Hasaranga the bowling attack looks complete. Both players are pretty handy with the bat in the lower order of the innings and the former has proved to be an important player with the bat for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 2022 season when he scored the second-fastest fifty of the IPL history. And the spin that the Sri Lanka's star spinner will get at the Rajiv Gandhi Stadium which is relatively slower and will help him as well. 


Their Indian side is looking a bit weak with the form and injury concerns they suffer. The likes of Mayank Agarwal, Abhishek Sharma, Umran Malik and Washington Sundar, the problem is that the side lacks consistency from these players and in a long league like IPL the players need to step up in every game and provide the best for the side. Though the team looks good on paper there are these weaknesses that might affect the team's performance as well. 


With the likes of Pat Cummins, Marco Jensen and Travis Head on the side, the team would have the best opportunity as these players will like to give their best in order for the team and on their very day they can single-handedly win a match for their side. Head will be the most opportunistic as he will be seeking to perform in the toughest T20 franchise league of the world as he failed to do earlier when he was in Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) back in 2016. 


The captaincy role will be a problem for the side, with Markram already on the side for a few years now and has led the side in the previous edition and if they make changes in the leadership roles and make Cummins the skipper, there will be ego issues inside the dressing room and questioning the decision every time the Aussie all-rounder fails to make an impact on and off the pitch as a leader. There are too many big names on the side and they might be underutilised till the end of the season as well. 

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