More tears, less cheers
More Tears, Less Cheers. The team’s Ranji season opener against Andhra gave ample indications of the things that were in store in the year.
The most notable aspects of Hyderabad cricket this year have been the change of guard at Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA), the Association’s refusal to conduct crucial league matches of the Champions Trophy citing security concerns, second successive near-dubious Ranji season, the emergence of C V Milind onto the national league, the birth and almost impressive debut by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the sixth edition of Indian Premier League (IPL), retired batsman V V S Laxman following in the footsteps of several predecessors into the commentary box, the formation of Federation of Cricket Academies (FCA) by former cricketers and the controversial exit of three members from the women selection panel.
The team’s Ranji season opener against Andhra gave ample indications of the things that were in store in the year. The match petered into a tame draw despite the fact that Hyderabad was in a commanding position. It was a similar story against Assam. The bowlers had a tough outing on the green Guwahati surface as they were smashed all over while Assam posted a massive 501 in the first innings. T L Suman and B P Sandeep gave a semblance of order while notching up a century each.