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About Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Team:

Sunrisers Hyderabad is one of the most consistent IPL teams. They made their IPL debut in 2013, taking over the IPL Hyderabad team from Deccan Chargers. They won their first IPL title in 2016. The IPL Sunrisers Hyderabad team has qualified for the playoffs almost six times since their debut. They finished as runners-up in the 2018 IPL and reached the playoffs in IPL 2018 and 2019 seasons. Despite their commendable track record, the team faced challenges in recent years, with consecutive bottom-half finishes in the seasons from 2021 to 2023. As they gear up for the upcoming season, the franchise is determined to regroup and fortify their squad for a formidable comeback.

History of Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Team:

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team made their IPL debut in 2013. Kumar Sangakkara was the first captain leading the side for the first 9 games. Then, Cameron White took over and led the remaining 8 games. SRH qualified for the playoffs in the first season. However, they lost out in the eliminator against Rajasthan Royals.
In the 2014 season, Shikhar Dhawan was appointed the captain and Darren Sammy the vice-captain. The Sunrisers Hyderabad finished 6th in the league stage. Much like the 2013 IPL, they had two captains. Dhawan captained the side in the first 10 games, while Darren Sammy led in the remaining 4 games.
Hyderabad IPL team retained 13 players ahead of the 2015 season. They appointed David Warner as their full-time captain. The team again finished 6th in the points table, having won 7 and lost 7. But for the first time in their history, one of their batters (David Warner) won the orange cap for scoring the most runs. Warner retained the captaincy for the following season and led the team to their first IPL title in 2016. However, after the ball-tampering controversy that shocked Australian cricket, he stepped down from the captaincy in 2018.
Kane Williamson, the Kiwi superstar, was appointed as his replacement and led the team to the final with his exceptional captaincy. In the following two seasons, Hyderabad consistently reached the playoffs but failed to lift the trophy. In 2021, the team struggled and lost six out of their first seven games, leading to David Warner's sacking as captain and the reinstatement of Kane Williamson as the captain for the remainder of the season. The 2021 season marked the end of Warner's association with the Sunrisers.
Aiden Markram was introduced as the new captain for the IPL 2023 season, replacing Kane Williamson, who was released following a poor 2022 season. In the upcoming 2024 season, Hyderabad has signed Pat Cummins for a whopping Rs 20.50 crore, and he is expected to take on the captaincy of the franchise. With Cummins set to lead the team, hopes are high that the Sunrisers Hyderabad will taste IPL glory and reclaim their position as one of the most dominant teams in the tournament.

The year that defined their legacy:

2016 was a legacy-defining year for SRH. David Warner, the Sunrisers Hyderabad captain, inspired the side to their maiden IPL title. They registered 11 wins and 6 losses in that season and defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in The IPL finals.
SRH became the first, and to date, the only team to win the title after having played the eliminator. David Warner top-scored with 848 runs and finished 2nd in the batting charts. Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the purple cap picking up 23 wickets in 17 games. He became the first Sunrisers Hyderabad bowler to win the purple cap.

The run of the successive playoffs:

Sunrisers Hyderabad made it to the playoffs once again in 2017. David Warner and Bhuvneshwar Kumar won the orange and purple caps, respectively. Kumar became the only bowler to have won the purple cap in successive seasons. However, the team lost to Kolkata Knight Riders in the eliminator.
SRH had to appoint Kane Williamson as their captain in 2018. They were forced to make this decision as David Warner was ruled out owing to IPL suspension. Williamson led the side admirably and took it to the finals. He won the orange cap (735 runs). However, the Sunrisers Hyderabad lost to Chennai Super Kings in the finals.
David Warner returned to the side in 2019. He won the orange cap for the record third time in 2019, but the team lost out in the eliminator against Delhi Capitals that season. Williamson and Kumar captained the side in different stages of the IPL.
In 2020, SRH handed over the captaincy duties back to Warner. He again led the side with aplomb. As a result, SRH made it to the playoffs for the fifth consecutive time. However, they lost out narrowly once again to Delhi Capitals in the 2nd qualifier.

Three Seasons of Misfortune

The last three seasons have been nothing short of a nightmare for the Sunrisers Hyderabad. In the IPL 2021 season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad won just 3 games out of 14 to finish last in the standings. Their season was mired with controversies with David Warner being axed from captaincy and dropped from the playing midway during the season. Kane Williamson was reinstated as captain for the remainder of the season.
Williamson continued to lead the team for the 2022 season. After losing their first two games, the Sunrisers bounced back with five consecutive victories. Their fast bowlers were on fire, restricting opponents to below-par totals. However, once the pitches eased out, the pace attack was no longer a significant advantage. Williamson's own struggles with form added to their woes, resulting in just one win in their last seven games. They finished the tournament at the 8th position once again.
Hoping for a change in fortunes, Aiden Markram took over the captaincy in 2023. However, fate had other plans as the team's dismal run continued for the third year in a row. They managed to win just four games out of 14, including two of their last ten. In one of the games, Heinrich Klaasen's 104 off 51 balls went in vain. The team's performance was nothing short of abysmal, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar's 16 wickets being the only silver lining.
However, there's renewed optimism for the upcoming season as the franchise has brought in Pat Cummins who is expected to lead the team. The franchise has also added some other star players, including Travis Head, the star of the World Cup final. Fans are hopeful that the Sunrisers will finally break the jinx and have a successful campaign in the upcoming season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Owner

The owners of the were late entrants into the IPL. The SUN TV Network replaced Deccan Chargers as the principal owners, having placed the winning bid of INR 85.05 crores/year to acquire the team. One of Asia’s most prominent TV Networks, the SUN TV Network, is owned by Kalanithi Maran. He is one of India’s leading media magnates. In 2018, Kalanithi Maran's daughter, Kavya Maran, was appointed as the CEO of the SRH franchise. Since then, both Kalanithi and Kavya Maran have co-own the Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Players 2024 Squad

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

Retained Players 2024

Sunrisers Hyderabad made some bold moves in the 2024 IPL Auction, shelling out a whopping Rs 20.5 crore to secure the services of Australian skipper Pat Cummins - the second most expensive buy ever in IPL history. In addition to Cummins, they also added a bunch of other talented players to their squad, including Travis Head (6.8 Cr), Wanindu Hasaranga (1.5 Cr), Jaydev Unadkat (50 L), Akash Maharaj Singh (20 L), and Jhathavedh Subramanyan (20 L).
Unfortunately, the team had to release 6 players including Harry Brook, Samarth Vyas, Kartik Tyagi, Vivrant Sharma, Akeal Hosein, and Adil Rashid this season.
Overall, it will be exciting to see how the Sunrisers Hyderabad fare in the 2024 IPL season. Still, their fans can surely be optimistic about their prospects given the quality of their squad.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Home Ground:

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the home ground of Sunrisers Hyderabad. The stadium is managed by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). It has a seating capacity of 55,000

Sunrisers Hyderabad Previous Coaches and Captains:

Top 5 players of Sunrisers Hyderabad as per Dream11 IPL 2024:

  • Pat Cummins
  • Travis Head
  • Mayank Agarwal
  • Rahul Tripathi
  • Aiden Markram
  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar

Sunrisers Hyderabad Team rankings in each of the past IPL:

  • 2013-Eliminator [Playoffs] (4th)
  • 2014-League Stage (6th)
  • 2015-League Stage (6th)
  • 2016-Winners
  • 2017-Eliminator [Playoffs] (4th)
  • 2018-Runners-up
  • 2019-Eliminator [Playoffs] (4th)
  • 2020-Qualifiers [Playoffs] (3rd)
  • 2021-Wooden Spoon (8th)
  • 2022-League Stage (8th)
  • 2023-Wooden Spoon (10th)

Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL Team’s Journey and What the Future Holds:

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team have been one of the most consistent teams in the IPL. However, the last three seasons have been a struggle for them, as they have come close to achieving a hat-trick of unfortunate circumstances. But, with the addition of some new players and a renewed mindset, the 2024 season promises to be a brighter one for the Sunrisers.
Despite finishing at the bottom of the table in the previous season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team is determined to bounce back this year. The team is gearing up to put their best foot forward and make a strong comeback in the upcoming season.

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