Sunrisers Hyderabad is a franchise club which is a part of the Indian Premier League, an annual tournament organized by the BCCI. Sunrisers Hyderabad was taken into the league as a replacement to the Hyderabad Deccan Chargers in 2012 due to prolonged financial issues. However, the Sunrisers played their first tournament only in 2013.
The head coach of Sunrisers Hyderabad is Tom Moody whereas players like VVS Laxman are among the mentors of the team. The team was earlier led by the Australian cricketer David Warner, but his involvement in the sandpaper controversy forced him to step down and Kane Williamson now leads the team.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad don't have a long list of victories of the finals but they were at their best in 2016, when the captain David Warner led from the front to clinch the IPL Trophy. However, since then, the team has never been outbid playoffs and in 2018, the Sunrisers Hyderabad were the runners up in the tournament.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad didn't have a great start to the journey in the tournament and were eliminated in the Playoffs under the captaincy of Kumar Sangakkara and Cameroon White. However, the next season of 2014 was terrible for them as they finished sixth and failed to make it to the playoffs under the leadership of Shikhar Dhawan and Darren Sammy.
In 2015, David Warner was made the captain but he failed to deliver as well and Sunrisers finished sixth again. However, in 2016 David made sure that they lift the trophy and it has been their best performance so far.
The Sunrisers Hyderabad finished 4th in the 2017 season of the IPL and showed some great cricketing action. However, in 2018 they were close to a victory when they had to give in to the Chennai Super Kings in the finals.
The fans of the Sunrisers Hyderabad are highly loyal like the others and have stood by the team in times of its decent as well. The fans had jam packed the home stadium when the Sunrisers won the IPL in 2016 and also turn out in huge numbers during the matches of the team.
Popularly known as the “Orange Army”, the team has over a million followers on Facebook and Twitter combined. The fans generally show up in the Orange jerseys of the team instead of the black ones for obvious reasons.
IPL 2019 Auction
The following players have been picked up by Sunrisers Hyderabad in the 2019 auction:
Jonny Bairstow – ₹2.2 crore
Wriddhiman Saha - ₹1.2 crore
Martin Guptill - ₹1 crore
|Year||Rank||Captain||Top Batsman||(Runs)||Top Bowler||(Wickets)||Win %|
|2013||4||Kumar Sangakkara||Shikhar Dhawan(311)||Amit Mishra (21)||58.82|
|2014||6||Shikhar Dhawan||David Warner||(528)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (20)||42.86|
|2015||6||David Warner||David Warner||(562)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (18)||50|
|2016||1||David Warner||David Warner||(848)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (23)||64.70|
|2017||3||David Warner||David Warner||(641)||Bhuvneshwar Kumar (26)||53.30|
|2018||2||Kane Williamson||Kane Williamson (735)||Rashid Khan||(21)||64.28|