Sun Risers Hyderabad, abbreviated as SRH, plays in the Indian Premier League. As a franchise cricket team, SRH is based in the city of Hyderabad, Telangana, India. The Franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran, the founder of Sun Group, and his daughter Kaviya Maran.
After the termination of the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers from the IPL, the year 2012 saw the birth of SRH, and the team gave its first IPL experience in 2013. With a 55,000 capacity, the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium is the home ground of the Orange Army.
The team is known for its consistency, though it has won only one trophy in 2016.
In 2007, the Indian Premier League, a professional men’s Twenty20 cricket league, was founded by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI). The IPL is contested by ten teams from ten different Indian cities.
IPL has had fourteen seasons so far, with the majority of them taking place between March and May of each year.the most-attended cricket league in the world, in 2014, considering the average attendance among all sports leagues, the IPL was ranked sixth.
In 2019, according to Duff & Phelps, the IPL had a brand value of Rs. 47,500 crores (USD 6.2 billion). According to the BCCI, the IPL contributed Rs. 1,150 crores to India’s GDP in 2015.Currently, Chennai Super Kings hold the IPL title after winning the 2021 season.
Captain: Kane Williamson
Head Coach: Tom Moody
Batting Coach: Brain Lara
Bowling Coach: Dale Steyn
Spin Bowling Coach Muttiah Muralitharan
Feilding Coach: Hemang Badani
Sun TV Network/Sun Group is the owner.
CEO: Kaviya Maran
Srinath T. B.,General Manager
Home Ground: Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium
SRH was inherited from Deccan Charges after Deccan Chronicle went bankrupt in the year 2012. The Sun Network-owned SRH announced their squad on December 18th, 2012, unveiled their jersey on March 8th, 2013 and revealed their logo on December 20th, the founding year.
The team was then led by Kris Srikanth, but at present, Muttiah Muralitharan, Tom Moody, and VVS Laxman lead the team. The Sun Group, one of the biggest television groups in India, being India’s largest media and entertainment company, having around 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations, won the bid in 2012 with Rs. 85.05 crores (USD 11 million) per year for a five-year deal.
During SRH’s inception, the team retained almost 20 players from the Deccan Charges, including Kumar Sangakkara, the captain.
Despite having a strong bowling squad, it wasn’t until David Warner was appointed captain in 2015 that the team started to shape its own identity.Warner backed his captaincy and guided the team to its first and only victory to date in 2016.
In the year 2020, Trevor Bayliss took the position of head coach and Brad Haddin as an assistant coach. While performing consistently throughout all the seasons, the orange army had a disastrous season in 2021.
The team now has Tom Moody as its head coach, Brian Lara as its batting coach and strategic advisor, and Dale Steyn as its fast-bowling coach.
The team SRH has the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, the primary cricket stadium in Hyderabad, Telangana, India, as its home ground. The Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA) owns the stadium. Located in the eastern suburb of Uppal, the stadium has a capacity of 55,000.
The Dr Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium at Vishakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh was chosen as the secondary home ground for SRH in 2015. During that year’s season, the orange army played its first three home games there.
In 2017, SRH hosted the season’s opener and final, for which they opted for their primary home ground to host their home games. The BCCI decided to shift the IPL 2019 season final match from M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai to Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium and it was selected to host the final match of IPL 2019.
The award for best ground pitching for the same year’s IPL (2019) was won by the Hyderabad Cricket Association.
Players and Identity
|Player name||Nationality||Auction Price||Role||Age||Year signed
|Kane Williamson||New Zealand
|INR 14 Cr (Retained)
|Aiden Markram||South Africa
|INR 2.60 Crores||Batsman||27||2022|
|Shashank Singh||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman||30||2022|
|R Samarth||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman||29||2022|
|Rahul Tripathi||India||INR 8.50 Crores||Batsman||31||2022|
|Priyam Garg||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Batsman||21||2020|
|Glenn Phillips (WK)||New Zealand
|INR 1.50 Crores||WK-Batsman||25||2022|
|Vishnu Vinod (WK)||India||INR 50 Lakhs||WK-Batsman||28||2022|
|Nicholas Pooran (WK)||West Indies
|INR 10.75 Crores||WK-Batsman||26||2022|
|Umran Malik||India||INR 4Cr (Retained)||Bowler||22||2018|
|Saurabh Dubey||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Bowler||33||2022|
|Romario Shepherd||West Indies
|INR 7.75 Crores||Bowler||27||2022|
|Fazal Haq Farooqi||Afghanistan
|INR 50 Lakhs||Bowler||21||2022|
|J Suchith||India||INR 20 Lakhs||Bowler||28||2021|
|Shreyas Gopal||India||INR 75 Lakhs||Bowler||28||2022|
|Kartik Tyagi||India||INR 4 Crores||Bowler||21||2022|
|T Natarajan||India||INR 4 Crores||Bowler||30||2018|
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar||India||INR 4.20 Crores||Bowler||32||2014|
|Abdul Samad||India||INR 4Cr (Retained)||All-rounder||20||2020|
|Marco Jansen||South Africa
|INR 4.20 Crores||All-rounder||21||2022|
|INR 2.40 Crores||All-rounder||29||2022|
|Abhishek Sharma||India||INR 6.50 Crores||All-rounder||21||2019|
|Washington Sundar||India||INR 8.75 Crores||All-rounder||22||2022|
Kits and Sponsors
The kit manufacturer for the team during the first season in 2013 was Puma. From 2014 to 2021, the kit manufacturer is TYKA. In the year 2022, Wrogn became the kit manufacturer for SRH. The shirt sponsors for the chest and back for the year 2013 were MakeMyTrip and SpiceJet, respectively.
For the year 2014, WHSmith became the shirt sponsor for the chest and SpiceJet was retained as the shirt sponsor for the back. For 2015 and 2018, Red FM was the shirt sponsor (chest) and Idea was the shirt sponsor (back) during 2015 and 2016 consequently.
Then Red FM became the shirt sponsor (back) in the years 2017 and 2019. UltraTech Cement was the shirt sponsor (chest) for two consecutive years (2016 and 2017). Manforce was the 2018 shirt sponsor for the back.
Cool Winks became the shirt sponsor (chest) during 2019. For 2020 and 2021, the shirt sponsors for the chest and back were JK Lakshmi Cement and RALCO Tyres, respectively. For the present year, 2022, Cars24 and BKT are the shirt sponsors (chest and back).
LIVE (IN) Jeans did the chest branding work in the year 2013. Red FM, Justdial, Red FM, Sun Direct, Rupa, and Valvoline did the chest branding from 2014 to 2021. Kent RO did chest branding in 2021 and was retained for this season’s IPL 2022 also.
The brand value of SRH is expected to be around INR 442 crores (US $59.6 million) this year. The previous year had a brand value of INR 483 crores. The 2020 IPL season has been a tragic one due to the COVID-19 pandemic situation, where the matches were played behind closed doors.
The brand value during the pandemic year saw a decline of 8.5%.
David Warner, the former captain of SRH, takes over the statistics table with his excellent batting. Warner is the leading run scorer for the team, securing 3819 runs. He also has the most century and fifties scores.
Warner also secured his fastest fifty with just 20 balls and his fastest century with just 43 balls. He has the best batting average of 52.32. Billy Stanlake of SRH has the best strike of 250.00. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar stands as the highest wicket-taker in the team, taking 112 wickets, and he also has the best bowling figures of 4.0-19-5.
Anand Rajan had the best economic rating of 5.25. Cameron White of the team has the best bowling average of 16.00.
Though it has secured only one win, the orange army is always said to be a consistent team. The team has entered the playoffs in the years 2013 (4th), 2017 (4th), 2019 (4th) and 2020 (3rd). The team did not qualify for the playoffs in 2014 (6th), 2015 (6th) and 2021 (8th). SRH became the runners-up in 2018. SRH won their first and only game of the year.
Published by – Kiruthiga K
Edited by – Kritika Kashyap