<br /> <div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="Shikhar Dhawan's presence will boost Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kris Srikkanth" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130415161700.jpg" title="Shikhar Dhawan's presence will boost Sunrisers Hyderabad: Kris Srikkanth" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Shikhar Dhawan missed the initial matches due to an injury sustained during the Australia Test series © IANS</p> </div> <br /> <strong>Chennai: Apr 24, 2013 </strong><br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Sunrisers-Hyderabad/post" target="_blank">Sunrisers Hyderabad</a> mentor Kris Srikkanth said that explosive opener <a href="/tags/Shikhar-Dhawan/post" target="_blank">Shikhar Dhawan</a>'s presence in the playing XI will be huge boost for the batting line-up that has blown hot and cold during this season of IPL.<br /> <br /> "The best news for us is that Shikhar Dhawan is back and will be playing his first IPL match this season. It will be a big boost to our batting strength and we are confident of even chasing totals in excess of 190," Srikkanth announced about Dhawan's comeback to competitive cricket after a knuckle fracture kept him out of action for more than a month.<br /> <br /> <a href="/tags/Chennai-Super-Kings/post" target="_blank">Chennai Super Kings</a> may have some top class finishers but the former India captain and chief national selector doesn't want to draw any comparison between the two sides.<br /> <br /> "We do not wish to be compared with other teams. All teams play to their strength. We are hopeful of getting in to the semi-finals. That's our first target," said Srikkanth.<br /> <br /> The former opener also defended the team management's decision to drop regular skipper Kumar Sangakkara in favour of <a href="/tags/Quinton-de-Kock/post" target="_blank">Quinton de Kock</a>.<br /> <br /> "He (De Kock) is a swashbuckling batsman. He has played only a couple of games and you cannot judhe him on basis of that. He is just 20 years old and had had terrific T20 season in South Africa."<br /> <br /> Since both Sangakkara and Thisara Perera will be unavailable due to Tamil Nadu government' diktat, there is a possibility that West Indies captain Darren Sammy might get his first T20 game.