Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Sunrisers Hyderabad
Nickname(s)Orange Army[1]
LeagueIndian Premier League
CaptainKane Williamson
CoachTrevor Bayliss
OwnerSUN Group[3]
Team information
CityHyderabad, Telangana, India
Founded2012; 12 years ago (2012)
Home groundRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
Indian Premier League wins1 (2016)

T20I kit

Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2022

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

Records[change | change source]

The team made their first IPL appearance in 2013. It is when they reached the playoffs, and finished in fourth place. The Sunrisers won their maiden IPL title in the 2016 season. They defeated 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]

COVID-19 impact[change | change source]

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]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Kevin Nash to join Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday". times of india. 13 May 2015.
  2. "The Eagles get ready to meet the Kings at Mohali today. #KXIPvSRH #IPL2018". Official twitter account of Sunrisers Hyderabad. 19 April 2018. Retrieved 4 May 2022.
  3. "IPL 2019: Meet the owners of the 8 teams taking the field in season 12". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 15 August 2019.
  4. "Sun Risers to represent Hyderabad in IPL". Wisden India. 18 December 2012. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  5. "Sun TV Network win Hyderabad IPL franchise". Wisden India. 25 October 2012. Archived from the original on 25 June 2017. Retrieved 18 December 2012.
  6. "IPL 2018: Sunrisers Hyderabad coach Paul Bearer believes The Undertaker's absence won't have much impact on team's results". First Post. Retrieved 10 March 2019.
  7. "Tour the stadium | Sunrisers Hyderabad". Archived from the original on 17 February 2019. Retrieved 28 April 2018.
  8. "SRH win IPL 2016". IPLT20. Retrieved 30 April 2018.
  9. "Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Team Records & Stats -". Cricinfo.
  10. "Sunrisers Hyderabad Cricket Team Records & Stats -". Cricinfo.
  11. Farooqui, Maryam (11 December 2020). "COVID-19 impact: IPL 2020 sees over 20% drop in brand value". Money Control. Retrieved 3 January 2021.