IPL 2023 : In the world of cricket, every decision made by the team management can have a significant impact on the outcome of a game. With the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season just around the corner, Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) has found their new captain in the form of Aiden Markram. This decision was predicted by none other than Ravichandran Ashwin, who is widely regarded as one of the best off-spinners in the game.
Markram’s Stellar Performance in SA20 ( IPL 2023 )
The 28-year-old South African cricket star had a phenomenal outing as the captain of Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the inaugural SA20. Markram was retained by the Hyderabad franchise ahead of the IPL 2023 auction, after impressing everyone with his all-round performance.
In the SA20, Markram hammered 366 runs in 12 matches at an average of 33.27 and a strike rate of 127.97. In addition, he claimed 11 wickets with his off-spin at an average of 14.63 and an economy rate of 6.19. It was his brilliant 100 off just 58 balls in the second semi-final that knocked out Joburg Super Kings and propelled his team into the final.
Markram’s captaincy played a vital role in the success of Sunrisers Eastern Cape in the SA20. He led from the front with his performances, and his leadership skills were on full display throughout the tournament.
Ashwin’s Prediction ( IPL 2023 )
Ravichandran Ashwin is one of the most astute cricketing minds in the game today. In a recent video on his YouTube channel, the off-spinner predicted that Markram would be named the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad as well for the upcoming IPL season.
Ashwin praised Markram for his outstanding performance in the SA20 and noted that he proved why he is a star. The Indian spinner has no doubt that Markram will be an excellent choice as the skipper for SRH in IPL 2023.
SRH’s Performance in IPL 2022 ( IPL 2023 )
Under the leadership of Kiwi legend Kane Williamson, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished eighth out of 10 teams in IPL 2022, winning six and losing eight of their 14 matches. After this poor performance, Williamson was released from the squad, and the franchise started looking for a new captain.
Markram’s appointment as the new skipper of SRH is an exciting development for the team and their fans. With his experience and all-round abilities, Markram has the potential to take the team to new heights in IPL 2023.
The Future of Sunrisers Hyderabad ( IPL 2023 )
Ashwin also had good things to say about the team that SRH picked at the IPL 2023 auction. He believes that the franchise has chosen a good squad, keeping the future in mind. This team has the potential to deliver better results in the future, and Ashwin is eagerly waiting to see them perform in the upcoming season.
Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s Triumph in SA20 ( IPL 2023 )
It is worth noting that Sunrisers Eastern Cape emerged as the champions of the SA20 tournament. Markram’s team finished third in the points table after the league stage, winning four and losing five of their 10 matches. They beat Joburg Super Kings by 14 runs in the second semi-final, thanks to Markram’s century and Reeza Hendricks’ 96 off 54.
In the final, they faced off against the Pretoria Capitals, where Roelof van der Merwe starred with 4/31 to restrict the Capitals to 135/7. Adam Rossington’s 30-ball 57 laid the foundation for Sunrisers Eastern Cape’s.