IPL 2018: Wriddhiman Saha ready to bat anywhere for SRH, says Warner and Dhawan are great openers

  • SRH team in IPL 2018 could be one of the strongest contenders to clinch the title for the 11th season
  • Wriddhiman Saha IPL 2018 stint is going to be exciting, and he prefers to bat at the top for SRH team, who bagged the 33-year-old for INR 5 crore at the IPL 2018 auction
  • However, Saha is ready to bat anywhere, since the SRH 2018 team has an excellent opening pair in Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner 

Team India Test wicketkeeper Wriddhiman Saha, who was bagged by the Sunrisers Hyderabad for INR 5 crore at the IPL 2018 auctions, said that although he was comfortable batting in the top order, he was ready to forego his preferences and bat anywhere as the SRH 2018 batting lineup was blessed with the presence of the excellent opening duo, i.e. Australia stalwart David Warner and Team India limited overs bully Shikhar Dhawan. Read more Wriddhiman Saha IPL 2018, Shikhar Dhawan IPL 2018, David Warner IPL 2018 news, apart from all the live cricket news, cricket latest news and cricket news India on Rooter News.

Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH 2018) will face Rajasthan Royals on 9th April, 2018, at their home ground Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, two days later the kickoff of IPL 2018 opener between Mumbai Indians and Chennai Super Kings, which will take place on 7th April.

Ready to bat wherever with Shikhar Dhawan, David Warner in SRH batting lineup: Wriddhiman Saha

As reported by DNA India, Wriddhiman Saha spoke about his batting preference, and how it takes a back seat in front of two well-abled openers, Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner. The 33-year-old said,

“I prefer batting at the top but I have kept rotating in terms of my batting position. With SRH, I will probably bat in the lower middle order. We have great openers (Shikhar Dhawan and David Warner) so they will do well. I am ready to bat anywhere for the team.”

“I was playing in Mohali and I know the wicket there. Now I will be playing for Hyderabad, so I will have to adjust to the wicket. As far as gelling with the players is concerned, it won’t be a problem. Everybody is familiar at this level.”

On keeping to Afghanistan mystery spinner, Rashid Khan

Speaking about keeping against Afghanistan spinner Rashid Khan, Wriddhiman Saha said that he was going to practice with Rashid at the SRH net sessions, “I will practice with him at the nets. I have played his bowling and got out too.”

Saha wants Sunrisers Hyderabad to win IPL 2018, but is wary of Chennai Super Kings

Saha said he wanted the SRH 2018 team to win, but was aware that Chennai Super Kings are going to enjoy deep bench strength. He said, “I would like my team to win but Chennai have a good team and have bench strength.”

On India’s upcoming England tour

Wriddhiman Saha IPL 2018 would be an exciting chapter to see, especially with the 33-year-old’s impressive performance in the recently held South Africa Test series. However, Saha said that the England tour which was scheduled for Team India for later this year would be a tough challenge, and that Team India would be looking to get acclimated to the overseas conditions by visiting ahead of time. He said,

“England will be tough. We have to play well. It will help if we can go there early. In England first is T20 and one-dayers. We are ready to go one month in advance as well for the Tests.”

Saha also added, that it would be difficult to keep wickets against the moving ball in England. He said,

“I have never played in England for India. I have played with the India A team there. It is challenging to keep wickets there as the ball moves quite a lot. There is dampness also.”

India will play a five-match Test series in England starting from August 1, which would be preceded by T20I and ODI series as well. To read Cricket latest news, live cricket news or Cricket News India, tune in to Rooter News for your daily fix.

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