Hyderabad: Resold and slightly repackaged,Hyderabad are back in the IPL with a new name and a rather easy opening awaits them when they take on last season's laggards Pune Warriors here on Friday.
Missing from the line-up of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, as they are called now, would be star batsman Shikhar Dhawan, who knocked up the fastest Test century on debut against Australia last month.
The star batsman is nursing a hand injury and is likely to miss the first few matches of the event. Despite this, the Sunrisers would be quite a handful for the Warriors. The team, which retained Kumar Sangakkara as captain despite having a different owner after Deccan Chronicle Group pulled out due to its financial woes.