Sunrisers Hyderabad

Founded: 2013

Captain: Aiden Markram 

Coach: Daniel Vettori

Home ground: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium

IPL titles: 1 (2016)

Owners: Sun TV network

In 2012, Sunrisers Hyderabad stepped into the IPL scene, replacing the Deccan Chargers and making their debut in 2013. The franchise underwent a change in ownership when the Sun TV Network took charge following the financial struggles that led to the bankruptcy of the Deccan Chronicle. The official announcement of the squad took place in Chennai on December 18, 2012.

The Sun TV Network secured ownership with a winning bid of ₹85.05 crore (US$11 million) per year for a five-year deal, marking a significant development just a week after the termination of the Chargers due to prolonged financial issues. 

SRH Squad 

Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram (c), Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, T. Natarajan, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Upendra Singh Yadav, Umran Malik, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shahbaz Ahmed , Travis Head, Wanindu Hasaranga, Pat Cummins, Jaydev Unadkat, Akash Singh, Jhathavedh Subramanyan. 

SRH Short Bio

Upon acquiring the team, the new owners of Sunrisers Hyderabad retained 20 players from the Chargers squad, with Kumar Sangakkara serving as the initial captain. However, Sunrisers faced challenges in forming a stable core during the first two years, experimenting with four captains – Sangakkara, Cameron White, Daren Sammy, and Shikhar Dhawan. While their bowling strength was evident, finding the optimal playing XI proved to be a struggle.

The team began to forge its identity in 2015 when David Warner took on the captaincy. Despite finishing sixth that year, Warner retained the captain’s role due to his outstanding performances. The turning point came in 2016 when Warner led Sunrisers to their maiden title. Under the cohesive leadership of Warner, head coach Tom Moody, mentor VVS Laxman, and bowling coach Muthiah Muralidaran, the team operated seamlessly over the subsequent years, with Rashid Khan emerging as a crucial asset.

In 2020, Trevor Bayliss replaced Moody as the head coach. However, following a disappointing 2021 season that led to Warner’s removal from the side and Kane Williamson assuming captaincy, Bayliss departed. This season also marked the end of Sunrisers’ association with Warner and Rashid, while Laxman left for the BCCI’s National Cricket Academy. Moody, who returned as the director of cricket in 2021, reassumed the role of head coach in 2022 but was later succeeded by Brian Lara.

SRH logo & Jersey

Sunrisers Hyderabad has a bright orange jersey synonymous with their name reminding one of a beautiful glowing sunrise. Their logo consists of an eagle an emblem of bravery. 

Jersey ColourOrange and Black
Theme SongSunrisers Anthem
Mian RivalsRoyal Challengers Bangalore
Key PlayersAiden Markram, Bhubaneshwar Kumar, Pat Cummins,  Travis Head
CaptainAiden Markram

Administration & Support Staff 

Head coach: Daniel Vettori

Batting coach:  Hemang Badani

Bowling coach: Dale Steyn

Spin-bowling and strategic coach: Muttiah Muralitharan

Fielding coach: Ryan Cook

Team manager: Prashant Jangam

Strength & conditioning coach: Paul Chapman

Physiotherapist: Craig Govender

SRH Sponsors 

Kit Manufacturer: Wrogn

Front of Jersey Sponsor: FanCraze

Back of Jersey Sponsor: BKT 

Official Partners: Too Yum!, AORUS and GIGABYTE Technology, Colgate, Jai Raj Steel, Dream11, ACKO Insurance, TCL
Title Sponsor: My11 Circle, Cars 24

Associate Sponsors:, Acko, Darwin Platform Group of Companies, Greenply Industries

Other Sponsors:  

Reliance JIO, Ralco Tyres, Kent Mineral RO, TYLA, Tenali, Double Horse Urad Dall, MX TakaTak, Kotak, Amul Kool, SUN Network

Sunrisers Hyderabad history 

SRH in IPL 2013:

Sunrisers Hyderabad marked their IPL debut in 2013, inheriting a solid foundation by retaining 20 players from the Chargers. Notable additions such as Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, and Quinton de Kock bolstered the squad. Despite reaching the playoffs, the team faced elimination after a close encounter with Rajasthan Royals in the eliminator match. The season showcased a mix of experienced players and emerging talents, setting the stage for Sunrisers’ journey.

SRH in IPL 2014:

The 2014 season witnessed changes as the league contracted to eight teams with the departure of Pune Warriors India. Sunrisers retained two key players, Dale Steyn and Shikhar Dhawan, and entered the auction with a substantial purse. Shikhar Dhawan assumed the captaincy, supported by vice-captain Darren Sammy. The team secured a 6th-place finish with a balanced performance but fell short of a playoff berth.

SRH in IPL 2015:

In 2015, Sunrisers Hyderabad underwent significant changes. Retaining 13 players, the franchise appointed David Warner as the captain. Despite a change in leadership and Warner’s impressive individual performance, the team finished 6th, missing out on the playoffs. Warner’s consistent form earned him the Orange Cap, showcasing his prowess as a top-order batsman.

SRH in IPL 2016:

In 2016, the team clinched their maiden IPL title under David Warner’s captaincy. The subsequent seasons witnessed consistent playoff appearances, with standout performances from key players like Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner, who secured the Purple and Orange Caps respectively.

SRH in IPL 2017:

In 2017, Sunrisers Hyderabad retained 17 players and released six from their title-winning squad. With ₹45.1 crore spent at the auction and ₹20.9 crore remaining, the defending champions hosted both opening and closing ceremonies as per IPL norms. Finishing 3rd on the points table, they faced Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator at M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Despite setting a below-par total of 128–7 in 20 overs, rain reduced Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings to six overs. With a revised target of 48, Knight Riders secured victory with seven wickets and four balls remaining. Bhuvneshwar Kumar retained the Purple Cap, and David Warner claimed the Orange Cap for his prolific batting.

SRH in IPL 2018:

The 2018 season brought new challenges, including the return of Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals after a two-year suspension. Sunrisers retained only two players, releasing others due to the involvement of players in the 2013 IPL betting scandal. Despite losing to Chennai Super Kings in the final, Kane Williamson’s leadership and individual performances earned him the Orange Cap.

SRH in IPL 2019:

Sunrisers faced a rollercoaster ride in 2019, finishing the season with 6 wins and 9 losses. The team, led by Kane Williamson, bowed out in the Eliminator against Delhi Capitals. David Warner once again dominated with the bat, securing the Orange Cap for the second time in his IPL career.

SRH in IPL 2020:

In 2020, Sunrisers showcased resilience, concluding the campaign with 8 wins and 8 losses. While they triumphed over Royal Challengers Bangalore in the playoffs, their journey ended in Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals. David Warner emerged as the highest run-scorer for the season, displaying his consistent batting prowess.

SRH in IPL 2021:

The 2021 season witnessed a change in captaincy mid-season, with Kane Williamson taking over from David Warner. The subsequent years saw alterations in coaching staff, player retention, and new signings. In 2022, despite significant changes, Sunrisers finished in 8th place, missing the playoffs.

SRH in IPL 2022:

Ahead of the Mega auction, SRH retained Kane Williamson, Abdul Samad, and Umran Malik, releasing players like Jonny Bairstow, David Warner, Rashid Khan, Manish Pandey, Sandeep Sharma, and Siddarth Kaul. Notable acquisitions during the auction included Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T. Natarajan, Marco Jansen, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Abhishek Sharma, Romario Shepherd, Washington Sundar, Nicholas Pooran, and Glenn Phillips. Kane Williamson led the team in the 2022 season, concluding with an 8th-place finish on the points table. Despite an initial success, the team faced setbacks, losing five consecutive matches and failing to qualify for the playoffs.

SRH in IPL 2023:

Ahead of the 2023 season, Sunrisers made substantial changes, appointing Brian Lara as the head coach and Aiden Markram as the new captain. The season, however, proved challenging as the team won only 4 matches. Several key players, including Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, and Umran Malik, faced difficulties, reflecting a testing campaign for the franchise.

SRH Batting Stats

DA Warner2014-2021959514401412649.552815142.592403379143
S Dhawan2013-2018919112276892*35.032212125.1321332854
KS Williamson2015-202276751721018936.221667126.0318218164
MK Pandey2018-202151479134583*35.391078124.7612111239
JM Bairstow2019-202128283103811441.52730142.191729946

SRH Bowling Stats 

B Kumar2014-20231291292926487.41036771465/1925.187.5320.0422
Rashid Khan2017-20217676181230241912933/720.556.3319.48
S Kaul2017-20214343976162.411400524/2926.928.618.761
T Natarajan2020-20234141953158.511389463/1030.198.7420.71
Sandeep Sharma2018-20214343973162.11262413/1930.787.7823.73

Team Performance 

PlayerNationalityFromToMatchesWonLostTiedNRWin%Best Result
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka201320139441044.44Playoffs (2013)
Cameron WhiteAustralia201320138531044.44Playoffs (2013)
Shikhar DhawanIndia2013201416790043.736/8 (2014)
Darren SammyWest Indies201420144220050Stand-In
David WarnerAustralia201520216735302052.23W (2016)
Kane WilliamsonNew Zealand201820224622231047.82Runners up (2018)
Bhuvneshwar KumarIndia20182023826002Stand-In
Manish PandeyIndia20212021101000Stand-In
Aiden MarkramSouth Africa2023Present13490030.7510/10 (2023)

SRH Key Players:

Aiden Markram: 

Aiden Markram will lead the SRH side in IPL 2024. He has the reputation of being a sound leader, currently captaining SRH’s sister franchise Sunrisers Eastern Cape in SA20. Markam has the ability to pace his innings according to the needs of the game. More importantly, he knows all about what it takes to become champions of franchise leagues, with Eastern Cape winning the SA20 under his leadership in the inaugural season.

Travis Head: 

Australian batter Travis Head’s stroke play will not be easily forgotten by Indian cricket lovers as the southpaw proved to be the anti-hero to India’s ODI World Cup dreams. SRH team management did a sly piece of business buying Head at the IPL 2024 auction for just under Rs 7 crores. Head has an expansive range of shots and can turn any match in his team’s favour.

Pat Cummins: 

Pat Cummins became the second-most expensive player in IPL 2024 Auction. The Aussie all-rounder fetched a whopping Rs. 20.50 crore at the auction. While several teams were interested in Cummins’ services, SRH went all out to secure his signing. SRH will be hoping Cummins turns out to justify every penny that was spent on him at the auction with some powerful performances.

Bhuvneshwar Kumar: 

Bhuvneswar Kumar is probably the most experienced campaigner in the SRH team. Although age is not on Bhuvneswar Kumar’s side anymore, his ability to swing the ball both ways may trouble the batters of other teams. Moreover, he brings in the much-needed calmness in a relatively young SRH line up. It will not be a surprise if Bhuvi, as he is affectionately called, becomes an x-factor of this SRH team.

Wanindu Hasaranga: 

The mystery leg-spinner had been in superb form in the Lanka Premier League 2023, topping both the batting and bowling charts in a rare occurrence in T20 franchise leagues. Therefore, it came as a surprise when the all-rounder was roped in cheaply (Rs 1.5 crore) by SRH in the IPL 2024 Auction. However, SRH must have been elated with the buy, and they will now be hoping Hasaranga produces some memorable performances in IPL 2024.


How many times have SRH won IPL?

Sunrisers Hyderabad have won the IPL title only once in 2016.

Who is the owner of SRH? 

Sun TV network are the owners of Sunrisers Hyderabad

Who is the captain of SRH? 

Aiden Markram is the captain of SRH

Which players have SRH retained in 2024? 

Abdul Samad, Abhishek Sharma, Aiden Markram, Marco Jansen, Rahul Tripathi, Washington Sundar, Glenn Phillips, Sanvir Singh, Heinrich Klaasen, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mayank Agarwal, T. Natarajan, Anmolpreet Singh, Mayank Markande, Upendra Singh Yadav, Umran Malik, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Shahbaz Ahmed

Which players have SRH bought in 2024? 

Travis Head (Rs. 6.80 crore), Wanindu Hasaranga (Rs. 1.5 crore), Pat Cummins (Rs. 20.50 crore), Jaydev Unadkat (Rs. 1.60 crore), Akash Singh (Rs. 20 lakh), Jhathavedh Subramanyan (Rs. 20 lakh)

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