The SunRisers Hyderabad (often abbreviated as SRH) are a franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, Telangana, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and played in the now-defunct Deccan Chargers. The franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network and was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL. The team is currently captained by Kane Williamson and coached by Tom Moody. The primary homeground of the team is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad with a capacity of 55,000.
|City||Hyderabad, Telangana, India|
|Home ground||Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad|
|Indian Premier League wins||1 (2016)|
|Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2019|
The team made their first IPL appearance in 2013, where they reached the playoffs, eventually finishing in fourth place. The SunRisers won their maiden IPL title in the 2016 season, defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final. Shikhar Dhawan was the team's leading run-scorer, however has moved to Delhi Capitals while Sandeep Sharma is the leading wicket-taker at present.
Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced the Deccan Chargers in 2012 and debuted in 2013.The franchise was taken over by Sun Tv network after the Deccan Chronicle went bankrupt. The squad was announced in Chennai on 18 December 2012. The team is owned by Sun TV Network who won the bid with ₹850.5 million (US$12 million) per year for a five-year deal, a week after the Chargers were terminated due to prolonged financial issues. Sun TV Network Limited, which is headquartered in Chennai, is one of India's biggest television networks with 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations, making it India's largest media and entertainment company.
The team jersey was unveiled on 8 March 2013, and the team anthem composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar was released on 12 March 2013. The logo was unveiled on 20 December 2012, along with the announcement that the team's management would be led by Kris Srikkanth, now replaced by veteran Muttiah Muralitharan, Tom Moody and V. V. S. Laxman.
2013–2014: Initial yearsEdit
Sunrisers Hyderabad made their IPL debut in the 2013 season. They retained 20 players from the Chargers, which left slots open for 13 players (eight Indian, five overseas). They filled six of these with Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Sudeep Tyagi, Nathan McCullum, Quinton de Kock and Clint McKay. Kumar Sangakkara captained SRH for nine matches and Cameron White was captain for the remaining seven, as well as the eliminator match in the playoffs. In their inaugural season, the team reached the playoffs but were eliminated after losing against Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on 22 May 2013. The team played all of their home games in Hyderabad.
For the 2014 season, Pune Warriors India was defunct and not replaced, leaving only eight teams in the league. The team retained two players, Dale Steyn and Shikhar Dhawan. As a result of this retention, the team had an auction purse of ₹380 million (US$5.3 million) and two right-to-match cards. Shikhar Dhawan and Darren Sammy were named as captain and vice captain respectively. Due to the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections, the season was partially held outside India with the opening 20 matches hosted in the United Arab Emirates and the remaining matches played in India from 2 May onwards. The team finished in 6th place with six wins and eight losses, failing to secure a place in the playoffs. Dhawan led the team for the first ten matches while Sammy led the team for remaining four.
2015–2017: Maiden title and successEdit
For the 2015 season, SRH retained 13 players and released 11. David Warner was appointed as the captain for this season and led the team in all matches played. Muttiah Muralitharan was appointed the team's bowling coach as well as mentor. Sunrisers Hyderabad played their first three home games at Visakhapatnam and the remaining four home games at Hyderabad. The team again finished 6th with seven wins and seven losses, failing to reach the playoffs. Warner won the first Orange Cap for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
For the 2016 season, SRH retained 15 players and released nine. After the auction, SRH traded two players. Sunrisers Hyderabad were crowned champions after defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final and ending the season with 11 wins and six losses. This was their maiden, and to date only, title. Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the first Sunrisers Hyderabad player to win the Purple Cap.
For the 2017 season, SRH retained 17 players and released six from the title-winning squad. The team then spent ₹451 million (US$6.3 million) at the auction, leaving ₹209 million (US$2.9 million) remaining. As the defending champions, as per IPL norms, SRH hosted both the opening and closing ceremonies of the season. The team finished 3rd on points in the table. They lost against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore. The team made a below-par total of 128–7 in 20 overs, but the Kolkata Knight Riders' innings was reduced to just six overs due to rain. The revised total was 48, which the Knight Riders met with seven wickets and four balls remaining. Bhuvneshwar Kumar was able to retain the Purple Cap while David Warner won the Orange Cap.
For the 2018 season, the Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were reinstated in the league after serving a two-year suspension from the competition due to the involvement of their players in the 2013 IPL betting scandal. The IPL governing council decided that a maximum of five players can be retained by each IPL team. SRH retained only two players and released all remaining players from the squad. The retention of two players meant SRH went in to the 2018 IPL auction with ₹59 crore in their auction purse and three right-to-match (RTM) cards. The salary deduction for every retained player from the franchise's salary purse was stipulated to be ₹15 crore, ₹11 crore and ₹7 crore if three players were retained; ₹12.5 crore and ₹8.5 crore if two players were retained; and ₹12.5 crore if only one player was retained. For retaining an uncapped player, salary deduction was set at ₹3 crore. David Warner had stepped down from captaincy on 28 March 2018 and the BCCI announced that he will not be allowed to play in IPL 2018 following the Australian ball-tampering controversy. On 29 March, New Zealand captain Kane Williamson was chosen to lead SRH for the 2018 season. On 31 March, England batsman Alex Hales was announced as replacement for the banned Warner.
SRH finished the 2018 season as runners-up of the competition after losing to Chennai Super Kings in the final with 10 wins and seven losses. Williamson won the Orange Cap with 735 runs.
Ahead of the auction, SRH traded Shikhar Dhawan to Delhi Capitals in favour of Shahbaz Nadeem, Vijay Shankar and Abhishek Sharma. SRH retained 17 players and released nine players. On auction day (18 December 2018) SRH bought three new players; Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill and Wriddhiman Saha, the latter of which was bought back in the auction after initially being released. David Warner makes a comeback to IPL on 24 March 2019 after he was banned by BCCI to participate in 2018 season due to Australian ball-tampering controversy.
SRH decided to stay with Kane Williamson as captain and Bhuvneshwar Kumar as vice-captain. Before start of the season, Williamson was nursing an injury and Kumar lead the team in the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders and from third game till sixth game.
The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the principal cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India and is the home ground of the Sunrisers Hyderabad. It is owned by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). It is located in the eastern suburb of Uppal and has a seating capacity of 55,000.
In 2015, the 40,000-capacity Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium, which is located in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, was selected as the secondary home ground for Sunrisers Hyderabad. During the 2015 season, the team played their first three home games at this ground.
During the 2017 season, as the Sunrisers Hyderabad were defending IPL champions, they hosted the season opener and final. SRH selected their primary home ground to host the games.
- DNQ = Did not qualify
- TBD = To be decided
|Year||Indian Premier League|
- Last updated on 27 May 2018
- Kumar Sangakkara and Cameron White shared the captaincy for the 2013 IPL Season, with Sangakkara the first nine matches and White the remaining eight.
- Shikhar Dhawan led the team during the 2013 CLT20.
- Bhuvneshwar Kumar stood in as captain for the first few games as regular captain Kane Williamson was nursing an injury during 2019 Indian Premier League.
- Players with international caps are listed in bold.
- denotes a player who is currently unavailable for selection.
- denotes a player who is unavailable for rest of the season.
|No.||Name||Nat||Birth date||Batting style||Bowling style||Signed year||Salary|
|1||Manish Pandey||10 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹11 crore (US$1.5 million)|
|13||Martin Guptill||30 September 1986||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹1 crore (US$140,000)||Overseas|
|22||Kane Williamson||8 August 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2015||₹3 crore (US$420,000)||Overseas|
|31||David Warner||27 October 1986||Left-handed||Right-arm leg break||2014||₹12 crore (US$1.7 million)||Overseas|
|55||Ricky Bhui||29 November 1996||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2014||₹20 lakh (US$28,000)|
|5||Deepak Hooda||19 April 1995||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2016||₹3.6 crore (US$500,000)|
|7||Mohammad Nabi||1 January 1985||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2017||₹1 crore (US$140,000)||Overseas|
|17||Yusuf Pathan||17 November 1982||Right-handed||Right-arm off break||2018||₹1.9 crore (US$260,000)|
|18||Abhishek Sharma||4 September 2000||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox spin||2018||₹55 lakh (US$77,000)|
|59||Vijay Shankar||26 January 1991||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||₹3.2 crore (US$450,000)|
|19||Rashid Khan||20 September 1998||Right-handed||Right-arm leg break||2017||₹9 crore (US$1.3 million)||Overseas|
|75||Shakib Al Hasan||24 March 1987||Left-handed||Left-arm orthodox spin||2018||₹2 crore (US$280,000)||Overseas|
|3||Shreevats Goswami||18 May 1989||Left-handed||2018||₹1 crore (US$140,000)|
|6||Wriddhiman Saha||24 October 1984||Right-handed||2018||₹1.2 crore (US$170,000)|
|51||Jonny Bairstow||26 September 1989||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2019||₹2.2 crore (US$310,000)||Overseas|
|8||Shahbaz Nadeem||12 August 1989||Right-handed||Left-arm orthodox spin||2018||₹3.2 crore (US$450,000)|
|9||Siddarth Kaul||19 May 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2016||₹3.8 crore (US$530,000)|
|15||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||5 February 1990||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2014||₹8.5 crore (US$1.2 million)|
|27||Khaleel Ahmed||5 December 1997||Right-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2018||₹3 crore (US$420,000)|
|30||Basil Thampi||11 September 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||₹95 lakh (US$130,000)|
|37||Billy Stanlake||4 November 1994||Left-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||₹50 lakh (US$70,000)||Overseas|
|44||Thangarasu Natarajan||27 May 1991||Left-handed||Left-arm medium-fast||2018||₹40 lakh (US$56,000)|
|66||Sandeep Sharma||18 May 1993||Right-handed||Right-arm medium-fast||2018||₹3 crore (US$420,000)|
Administration and support staffEdit
|Indian players||Overseas players|
Kit manufacturers and sponsorsEdit
|Year||Kit Manufacturers||Shirt Sponsor (Front)||Shirt Sponsor (Back)||Chest Branding|
|2013||Puma||makemytrip||SpiceJet|| LIVE(IN) Jeans|
|2014||TYKA Sports||WHSmith||Red FM 93.5|
|2015||Red FM 93.5||Idea||Justdial|
|2016||UltraTech Cement||Red FM 93.5|
|2017||Red FM 93.5||Sun Direct|
|2018||Red FM 93.5||Manforce||Rupa|
- Last match updated was against Chennai Super Kings on 27 May 2018
- TBD = To be decided
|Chennai Super Kings||2013–15, 2018-2019||11||3||8||0||0||27.27|
|Kings XI Punjab||2013–19||13||9||4||0||0||69.23|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||2013–19||17||7||10||0||0||41.18|
|Pune Warriors India||2013||2||2||0||0||0||100.00|
|Rajasthan Royals||2013–15, 2018-2019||10||6||4||0||0||60.00|
|Rising Pune Supergiant||2016–17||4||1||3||0||0||25.00|
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||2013–19||14||8||5||0||1||57.14|
|Team now defunct|
- Last updated 8 April 2019
|2014||Did not qualify|
|Total||Group stage (x1)||7||3||3||0||1||42.85|
|Chennai Super Kings||2013–15||1||0||1||0||0||0.00|
|Trinidad and Tobago||2013–13||1||1||0||0||0||100.00|
|Team now defunct + not IPL team|
|Not IPL team|
Fixtures and resultsEdit
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 2013 Indian Premier League
- Semi-finalists of the 2013 Indian Premier League
- Hat-trick: (Amit Mishra vs. Pune Warriors)
- IPL Awards: Most Economic Bowler (Anand Rajan – 5.25)
- IPL Awards: Most Bowling Dots (Dale Steyn – 211)
- 2013 Champions League
- Qualified to group stage from qualifying stage
- 2014 Indian Premier League
- Highest Team Total of the Tournament (205/5)
- Best Bowling Figures of the Tournament (Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 4/14)
- Best Catches of the Season (Dale Steyn)
- 2015 Indian Premier League
- Winner of Orange Cap (David Warner – 562 runs)
- David Warner becomes the first player to score 50+ as a captain
- Yes Bank Maximum Super Sixes Competition (Moises Henriques – 106 metres)
- Hat-trick Winning Streak
- Best Catches of the Season (David Warner)
- IPL Awards: Most Fours (David Warner – 65)
- IPL Awards: Best Bowling Average (Moises Henriques – 14.36)
- 2016 Indian Premier League
- Champions of the 2016 Indian Premier League
- Player of the Final (Ben Cutting)
- Winner of Purple Cap (Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 23 wickets)
- Fair Play Award Winner
- Emerging Player of the Year (Mustafizur Rahman)
- Ball of the Tournament (Mustafizur Rahman)
- Vitara Brezza Glam Shot of the Season (David Warner)
- Longest Six of the Tournament (Ben Cutting – 117 metres)
- Yes Bank Maximum Super Sixes Competition (David Warner)
- IPL Awards: Most Fours (David Warner – 88)
- IPL Awards: Most Bowling Dots (Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 156)
- 2017 Indian Premier League
- Semi-finalists of the 2017 Indian Premier League
- Winner of Orange Cap (David Warner – 641 runs)
- David Warner scores the highest run total as a captain in all IPL seasons
- Winner of Purple Cap (Bhuvneshwar Kumar – 26 wickets)
- Vitara Brezza Glam Shot of the Season (Yuvraj Singh)
- IPL Awards: Highest Individual Score (David Warner – 126)
- IPL Awards: Most Fours (David Warner – 63)
- David Warner becomes the first player to score 100+ as a captain as well as for Sunrisers Hyderabad
- 2018 Indian Premier League
- Runners-up of the 2018 Indian Premier League
- Winning Streak: 6, highest in all IPL seasons for SRH
- Winner of Orange Cap (Kane Williamson – 735 runs)
- IPL Awards: Most Bowling Dots (Rashid Khan – 167)
- Kane Williamson scored the most fifties in 2018 IPL season and became the first NZ cricketer to win the Orange Cap
- 2019 Indian Premier League
- Highest successful chase for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL history (199 against Rajasthan Royals at home.
- Jonny Bairstow became the second player and first keeper-batsmen for Sunrisers Hyderabad to score 100+.
- David Warner scored his second IPL hundred for SRH.
- David Warner and Jonny Bairstow become the first opening pair to get 100's each in IPL history and for Sunrisers Hyderabad. It is the 2nd instances in IPL and fourth instances overall of two batsman scoring century in a single innings.
- David Warner and Jonny Bairstow (Sunrisers Hyderabad) recorded the highest first-wicket partnership in the IPL (185 runs).
- Sunrisers Hyderabad recorded their highest total in the IPL (231/2).
- Hyderabad's win against Bangalore was the largest winning margin for them in terms of runs (118 runs). 
- It was the second instance of two batsmen scoring hundreds in the same match in the IPL, and the fourth overall instance in a T20 match.
- Mohammad Nabi recorded the second-best bowling figures for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL (4/14 vs RCB)
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