The Sunrisers Hyderabad (also known as SRH) is a participating Twenty20 franchise Cricket Team based out of Hyderabad that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
The franchise is created by Sun TV Network’s Kalanithi Maran and was established in 2012. It was done after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers got eliminated in IPL.
David Warner is the Captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad, and its Coach is Trevor Bayliss. The home ground of the Team is the Hyderabad-based Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium. It has a capacity of 55,000 seats.
The overall value of Sunrisers Hyderabad was predicted to be around $68 million (Rs.483 crores) in 2019. The overall brand value of the Indian Premier League has increased to Rs.47,000 crore or $6.6 billion. The data was provided by Duff and Phelps.
SRH – Franchise Analysis
The team of Hyderabad made its first ever appearance in the Indian Premier League in 2013 and went till play-offs and finished in the 4th place eventually. The SRH made amends by winning the maiden IPL title in the season of 2016. They got better of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 8 runs in the final. Ever since 2016, the Team had qualified for the play-off stages of the IPL every year. They also reached the final in the 2018 season but lost by 8 runs to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) after a century by Shane Watson. The Team of Hyderabad is considered to be one of the best bowling sides that have the capacity of defending even low totals.
David Warner is the leading run scorer of the side, and he has won the ‘Orange Cup’ 3 times so far. Bhuvaneshwar Kumar is the leading wicket taker in 2015, 2017 and 2019.
Team administration & Staff –
- Owner of Sunriser Hyderabad – Kalanithi Maran, Kavery Maran, Kaviya Maran (Sun Network)
- CEO of Sunriser Hyderabad – K Shanmugham
- Captain of SRH – David Warner
- Head coach – Trevor Bayliss
- Mentor – V. V. S. Laxman
- Bowling coach – Muttiah Muralitharan
SRH’s previous IPL Performances –
|2013||Kumar Sangakkara||Playoffs (4th)|
|2017||David Warner||Playoffs (4th)|
|2019||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Playoffs (4th)|
Sunrisers Hyderabad Franchise history
Sunrisers Hyderabad had replaced the Deccan Chargers in 2012 and made an appearance in 2013. The Sun TV Network franchise took over the franchise after Deccan Chronicle went bankrupt. The Team got announced on 18 December 2012 in Chennai. Owned by the Sun TV Network, it won the bid for the Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rs.85.05 crore ($12 million) every year for a 5 year deal.
Sun TV Network Limited is headquartered in Chennai and is among India’s largest TV networks with a network of 32 TV channels and 45 FM Radio stations. It is among the best media and entertainment companies in India.
The jersey of SRH was revealed on 8 March 2013, and the anthem of the Team was composed by G.V. Prakash Kumar was launched on 12 March 2013. On 20 December 2012, the logo was unveiled along with the management of the Team announcing to be led by Kris Srikkanth. He had now been replaced by the great of Sri Lanka such as Muttra Muralitharan, V.V.S. Laxman and Tom Moody.
SRH Home ground
The home ground of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in the city of Hyderabad with a seating capacity of 55,000.
The second home ground for the SRH is the Dr YS Rajasekhara Reddy ACA-VDCA Cricket Stadium in Vishakhapatnam. It was selected as in 2015 and had a seating capacity of 40,000. The Team played its first 3 games at this ground during the 2015 IPL season.
In 2017, the Sunrisers Hyderabad was the defending Champs, and they got the chance to host the opener and the Final game. They went for their home ground in Hyderabad to play home matches.
Even during the 2019 season, the playground in Hyderabad was selected to host the Final of the IPL after the game was shifted from Chennai. It was done owing to issues with the locked stands in the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium. It was the Hyderabad Cricket Association that pocketed the award for the best pitch and award in 2019 IPL.
Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2020 – Team Analysis
Sunrisers Hyderabad, in the season of IPL 2020 will again be looking to be consistent in their ranks and expect to pocket a 2nd IPL title after winning it in 2016. The David Warner-led side has had a decent IPL Auction on December 19 in Kolkata. They are already a settled unit and have added some youngsters in its stride to boost their Indian side. The Team now looks experienced and has a nice cushion to it. Hence, there is no reason why they won’t be looking to put up a strong show.
SRH team 2020
Here is 2020 Sunrisers Hyderabad roster, this team includes players retained and bought in this year’s IPL Auction.
|Player||Retained/bought/traded||Price (Rs cr)||Previous team|
|Abdul Samad (uncapped)||Bought||0.2||MI|
|Priyam Garg (uncapped)||Bought||1.9||None|
|Sandeep Bavanaka (uncapped)||Bought||0.2||None|
|Sanjay Yadav (uncapped)||Bought||0.2||None|
|Virat Singh (uncapped)||Bought||1.9||SRH|
After the IPL Auction in 2019, the key pick for the Sunrisers Hyderabad was Mitchell March, the all-rounder of Australia. He has the experience and could add value to any Team was bought into the Team at a price of Rs.2 crore. Fabian Allen, who was bought at a price of Rs.50 lakh, is a bargain deal. He is also an all-rounder of West Indies who can easily bowl left-arm spin.
SRH also wanted to address the issue of combating of Indian players, and they did that by getting Virat Singh at a higher price of Rs.1.9 crore. It is also the same for Priyam Garg at Rs.1.9 crore.
Other than these players, Sanjay Yadav, Sandeep Bavanaka and Abdul Samad were picked up for Rs.20 lakh/player.
SRH will look up to Warne-Bairstow magic yet again
During the IPL 2019 season, the Sunrisers Hyderabad had a gala time seeing Jonny Bairstow and David Warner ripping opponent’s bowling attack with their lethal attack. Warner was more lethal of the two, and it helped it winning the impressive Orange Cap. His opening partner, Bairstow was also among the runs and provided ample support to Warner. They had to leave the IPL 2019 mid-way owing to 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup preparations, and the Team had to suffer the blow in play-offs.
But this time around in 2020, the SRH Team expects these two dangerous openers playing for the entire season. Kane Williamson at number 3 could be another player that the Team looks to provide the Team with consistency. Priyam Garg, 19, has so far been sizzling in List A and First-Class Cricket at a young image and has been managed to impress one and all. Even he could be an option that the Sunrisers Hyderabad may look up to in the top slots.
Virat Singh, on the other hand, is a 22 year young batsman, who has already shown his ability across the formats of Cricket in Domestic circuit. The Jharkhand batsman could be a great setting in the middle order, and it is where he may test himself on the big stage. What’s more, Vijay Shankar may still have a crucial season ahead, and he should be looking to reclaim his spot in the mix.
The side of Sunrisers Hyderabad has also got Manish Pandey and Wriddhiman Saha to add more polish to the squad. In Mohammed Nabi and Mitchell March, the side has got two amazing all-rounders at its disposal. They can impact a match and provide the much-needed boost to the Team when needed.
The bowling of SRH looks super consistent
The bowling of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is what the fans have been able to witness over a few years. The strike bowler of SRH is still the experienced Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
He is not fit as of now but should be looking to regain fitness before IPL 2020. Khaleel Ahmad did well during the 2019 season and will look up to continue in the same domain for his Team.
Siddharth Kaul, Sandeep Sharma and Basil Thampi are 3 pacers who look experienced that can support Khaleel and Bhuvi. Vijay Shankar is also another player who can pitch in with few overs when needed.
Mitchell Marsh of Australia can offer more base with his pace. Billy Stanlake has been in the squad for a quite a while now, who can add further to the bench. Besides, T.Natarajan is an option with his medium pace.
Rashid Khan leads the pack in the spin department, and he should be looking to carry on with all the experience that he brings in. Shahbaz Nadeem should be offering him able support provided they both play in the playing XI at a time. Mohammed Nabi can also be a sensation that may look up to make the most of the given chances.
What are the weaknesses of SRH?
The ban of Shakib-Al-Hasan has weakened the Sunrisers Hyderabad, and his inputs with the ball and bat would surely be missed. Marsh and Nabi may not get many games as front 3 players are fixed, along with Rashid being a sure-shot inclusion. The Team seems like missing on a finisher.
The side also looks over-dependent on the top order to get the crucial runs, and if they fail in a big match, then the side may lose out.
On the other hand, the middle hand of the SRH also lacks meat and does not have the luxury of being in a position to force the result of a game on its own.
Our verdict – SRH looks certain booking a play-off berth in IPL 2020
The bowling unit of the Sunrisers Hyderabad is its major draw with even Indian options. They can provide the Team with variety when needed.
But the presence of Bhuvi means a lot about how the overall bowling unit will perform. Rashid Khan will also be looked upon to play his part.
The batting contingent of the Sunrisers Hyderabad also looks super solid with the likes of Warner, Bairstow and Williamson being relied upon to score most of the runs. Manish Pandey and Vijay Shankar are also crucial to provide consistency and sheen to the Team.
Overall, going by the recent show of Sunrisers Hyderabad, the side has in it to take it past the line in the IPL’s Group stage. They look certain to make it to the play-offs if they address some bits and pieces in the side here and there.