Sunrisers Hyderabad Aiming for a Strong Comeback in IPL 2023
The 2023 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) is set to begin on March 31, and while Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians will be looking to make a strong comeback after finishing 9th and 10th respectively in 2022, other franchises will be aiming to end their disappointing runs. Sunrisers Hyderabad, the winners of the 2016 edition of the tournament, finished 8th in the league in 2021 and 2022. However, the franchise has bolstered its squad with quality buys like Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, and Adil Rashid among others in the auction. Sunrisers also boasts of a brilliant coaching staff with legendary former batter Brian Lara as their head coach, Muttiah Muralitharan as the spin-bowling consultant, and Dale Steyn coaching the pacers.
Dale Steyn Recalls Duels with AB de Villiers in IPL
Dale Steyn, who is coaching the pacers for Sunrisers Hyderabad, opened up about his duels with fellow South African AB de Villiers in the IPL. Steyn recalled being smashed by de Villiers twice in the IPL, once in 2012 and again in 2014, both times at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru. Steyn also recalled how de Villiers got upset with him when he burst into passionate celebration after taking his catch in the 2015 edition of the tournament. Steyn said that it was a whole bunch of years of having to live in the torment of AB de Villiers taking him down.
Sunrisers Hyderabad will be looking to make a strong comeback in the IPL 2023, and with a strong squad and brilliant coaching staff, they have a good chance of doing so. Dale Steyn’s duels with AB de Villiers in the IPL were legendary, and his recollections of those battles provide an interesting insight into the intensity of the tournament. As the IPL 2023 approaches, fans can look forward to more exciting battles between the best cricketers in the world.
Keywords: IPL 2023, Sunrisers Hyderabad, Dale Steyn, AB de Villiers, Chinnaswamy Stadium, Brian Lara, Muttiah Muralitharan, cricket.
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