Sunrisers Hyderabad
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Nickname(s)SRH Orange Army[1]
LeagueIndian Premier League
CaptainBhuvneshwar Kumar
CoachBrian Lara
OwnerSUN Group[3]
Team information
CityHyderabad, Telangana, India
Founded2012; 10 years ago (2012)
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Indian Premier League wins1 (2016)
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Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2022

Sunrisers Hyderabad (stylised as SunRisers Hyderabad, abbr. SRH) are a franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL).[4] The franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the SUN Group and was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL.[5] The team is currently captained by Bhuvneshwar Kumar and coached by Brian Lara.[6] Their primary home ground is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad, which has capacity of 55,000.[7]

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 the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final. The team has qualified for the play-off stage of the tournament in every season since 2016. In 2018, the team reached the finals of the Indian Premier League, but lost to Chennai Super Kings. The team is considered one of the best bowling sides, often admired for its ability to defend low totals. David Warner is the leading run scorer for the side, having won the Orange Cap three times, in 2015, 2017, and 2019.[8] Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the leading wicket-taker having won the Purple Cap twice, in 2016 and 2017.[9][10] The COVID-19 pandemic impacted the brand value of the Sunrisers Hyderabad which saw a decline of 4 percent to US$57.4 million in 2020 as the overall brand value of the IPL decreased to US$4.4 billion, according to Brand Finance.[11]

Franchise history

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 85.05 crore (US$11 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.[12]

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.[13][14]

Team history

2013–2015: Initial years

Sunrisers Hyderabad made their IPL debut in the 2013 season.[4] 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.[15] 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.[16] 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.[17] As a result of this retention, the team had an auction purse of 380 million (US$4.8 million) and two right-to-match cards.[18] Shikhar Dhawan and Darren Sammy were named as captain and vice captain respectively.[19] 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[20] and the remaining matches played in India from 2 May onwards.[21] 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.[19]

For the 2015 season, SRH retained 13 players and released 11.[22] David Warner was appointed as the captain for this season and led the team in all matches played.[23] 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.[24] The team again finished 6th with seven wins and seven losses, failing to reach the playoffs. Warner won the first Orange Cap for SRH.[25]

2016–2020: Maiden title and consecutive playoff appearances

For the 2016 season, SRH retained 15 players and released nine.[26][27] After the auction, SRH traded two players.[28] 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 45.1 crore (US$5.6 million) at the auction, leaving 20.9 crore (US$2.6 million) remaining.[29] 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[30] while David Warner won the Orange Cap.[31]

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.[32] 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.[33][34] 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.[35] 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 David Warner.[36][37][38] 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.[39] Williamson won the Orange Cap with 735 runs.[40]

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 made 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 led the team in the first game against Kolkata Knight Riders and from the third game till the sixth game. SRH ended the 2019 season with 6 wins and 9 losses. They lost against Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator at Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam. David Warner won the orange cap in this season.[41]

Ahead of the auction, SRH retained 18 players and released 5 players. On auction day (19 December 2019), SRH bought 7 new players including the likes of Mitchell Marsh and Priyam Garg among others. SRH parted ways with Tom Moody and Simon Helmot and named Trevor Bayliss and Brad Haddin as Head coach and Assistant Coach respectively. On 27 February 2020, David Warner was reinstated as captain of SRH replacing Kane Williamson.[42] SRH ended their 2020 campaign with 8 wins and 8 losses. In the playoffs, they beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore before losing to the Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 at Sheikh Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi with David Warner as their highest run-scorer for the season.


Ahead of the auction, SRH retained 22 players and released 5 players. On auction day (18 February 2021), SRH bought 3 players – J Suchith, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, and Kedar Jadhav. In addition, SRH added Tom Moody back to the staff team as the Director of Cricket.

Following the team's poor start to the season with 1 win from 7 games, SRH announced Kane Williamson as their captain for the remainder of the season replacing David Warner.[43]

Home ground

The Sunrisers Hyderabad cheerleaders.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad cheerleaders.

The Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the principal cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana state, 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 and the team played their first three home games there that season.

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 their home games.

During the 2019 season, Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium was selected to host the IPL final after the BCCI decided to shift the match from M. A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai after TNCA failed to secure permission to open three locked stands for the match.[44] Hyderabad Cricket Association won the award for best ground and pitch during 2019 IPL.[45]


Indian Premier League

Year League Table Standing Final Standing
2013 4th out of 9 Playoffs
2014 6th out of 8 League Stage
2015 6th out of 8 League Stage
2016 3rd out of 8 Champions
2017 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2018 1st out of 8 Runners-up
2019 4th out of 8 Playoffs
2020 3rd out of 8 Playoffs
2021 8th out of 8 League Stage
2022 8th out of 10 League Stage

Current squad

No. Name Nationality Birth date Batting style Bowling style Year signed Notes
52 Rahul Tripathi  India (1991-03-02) 2 March 1991 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium 2022
94 Aiden Markram  South Africa (1994-10-04) 4 October 1994 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 Overseas
1 Abdul Samad  India (2001-10-28) 28 October 2001 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break 2020
70 Marco Jansen  South Africa 1 May 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Left arm Fast 2022 Overseas
4 Abhishek Sharma  India 4 September 2000 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox 2019
5 Washington Sundar  India 5 October 1999 (age 22) Left-handed Right arm Off spin 2022
6 Glenn Phillips  New Zealand 6 December 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break 2022 Overseas
Spin Bowlers
Pace Bowlers
24 Umran Malik  India (1999-11-22) 22 November 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast 2021
15 Bhuvneshwar Kumar  India 5 February 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium 2014 Vice-Captain
44 T. Natarajan  India 4 April 1991 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2018
9 Kartik Tyagi  India 8 November 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Right arm Fast 2022
83 Fazalhaq Farooqi  Afghanistan 22 September 2000 (age 21) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium 2022 Overseas
Source:SRH Players

Administration and support staff

Position Name
Owner Kalanithi Maran
CEO K. Shanmugam[46]
General Manager Srinath Bhashyam
Head coach Brian Lara
Assistant coach Simon Helmot[47]
Spin-bowling and strategic coach Muttiah Muralitharan
Fast bowling coach Dale Steyn
Fielding coach and scout Hemang Badani
Physio Theo Kapakoulakis
Physical trainer Mario Villavarayan
Performance analyst Gaurav Sundararaman

Kit manufacturers and sponsors

Year Kit manufacturers Shirt sponsor (chest) Shirt sponsor (back) Chest Branding
2013 Puma MakeMyTrip SpiceJet LIVE(IN) Jeans
2014 TYKA WHSmith Red FM
2015 Red FM Idea Justdial
2016 UltraTech Cement Red FM
2017 Red FM Sun Direct
2018 Red FM Manforce Rupa
2019 Coolwinks Red FM
2020 JK Lakshmi Cement RALCO Tyres Valvoline
2021 Kent RO
2022 Wrogn Cars24 BKT

Result summary

By IPL season

Year Round Position Games played Won Lost Tied No result Win %
2013 Playoffs 4th 17 10 7 0 0 58.82
2014 League stage 6th 14 6 8 0 0 42.86
2015 League stage 6th 14 7 7 0 0 50.00
2016 Champions 1st 17 11 6 0 0 64.70
2017 Playoffs 4th 15 8 6 0 1 57.14
2018 Runners-up 2nd 17 10 7 0 0 58.82
2019 Playoffs 4th 15 6 9 0 0 40.00
2020 Playoffs 3rd 16 8 8 0 0 50.00
2021 League stage 8th 14 3 11 0 0 21.42
2022 League stage 8th 14 6 8 0 0 42.86
Total 1 Title 153 75 77 0 1 49.02

By opposition

Opposition Seasons Games played Won Lost Tied No result Win ℅
Chennai Super Kings 2013–present 14 4 10 0 0 28.57
Delhi Capitals 2013–present 18 11 7 0 0 61.11
Gujarat Lions 2016–2017 5 5 0 0 0 100.00
Kings XI Punjab 2013–present 16 11 5 0 0 68.75
Kolkata Knight Riders 2013–present 19 7 12 0 0 36.84
Mumbai Indians 2013–present 16 8 9 0 0 47.75
Pune Warriors India 2013 2 2 0 0 0 100.00
Rajasthan Royals 2013–present 13 7 6 0 0 54.54
Rising Pune Supergiant 2016–2017 4 1 3 0 0 25.00
Royal Challengers Bangalore 2013–present 18 10 7 0 1 55.55
Total 2013–19 125 66 58 0 1 53.00
Team now defunct

Champions League T20

Year Round Position Games played Won Lost Tied No result Win ℅
2013 Group stage 7th 7 3 3 0 1 42.85

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