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Sunrisers Hyderabad – History, Players, Records and All you need to Know

Sunrisers Hyderabad has always been considered underdogs of IPL. They are famous for their investments in the bowling attack as compared to batting. They might not have the biggest fan base, but surely no cricket fan hates them either. 

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From Chargers to Sunrisers

Till 2012, Hyderabad had the franchisee named ‘Deccan Chargers. Deccan Chronicles went bankrupt and the franchisee was taken over by Sun TV Network for ₹85.05 crores. 

On 20th December 2012, they unveiled the logo and announced the team management which included Kris Srikkanth, Tom Moody, and V. V. S. Laxman.

Early years of Sunrisers

Sri Lankan great Kumar Sangakkara was the captain for the first nine matches and then was taken over by Cameron White. They ended the tournament in 4th place. 

In 2014 and 2015, they finished in 6th position, but there were some instances when many felt that this team could go a long way. Team management appointed David Warner as their captain, who won the Orange Cap in 2015. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad’s First Title 

Sunrisers Hyderabad clinch first IPL title

‘A batsman can win a game for you, but bowlers can win a tournament for you’. SRH has always been endorsing the statement.  

SRH had had the best bowling lineup since their debut in IPL, which took little time to give dividends as they won the tournament purely with the skills of bowlers in 2016. They had Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Mustafizur Rahman, Bipul Sharma, Ben Cutting, Karn Sharma who not only restricted the runs but took the wickets also. 

In that particular season, chasing even a moderate score against SRH was quite a difficult task. SRH, over the years, hasn’t had an out superstar hitter who can tonk the ball consistently season in season out. However, this weakness was compensated by niggardly and lethal bowling which gave SRH its first title. 

Consistent performers 

Since 2016, they have always been in the Playoffs and they were in the Final of the 2018 season when they were defeated by CSK in their comeback season. 

The revelation of Rashid Khan

Rashid khan included in SRH squad

SRH has always been in pursuit of building the most potent bowling lineup. In this pursuit, they bought Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan in their squad and since then Rashid has become an invaluable asset.

Even 4 years after his IPL debut, batsmen find it hard to pick him. Along with top-class bowling, he has also developed himself into a reliable batsman who has already scored some quick runs down the batting order. This dedicated cricketer is an exceptional fielder too. 

 2021 Season for Sunrisers Hyderabad

They had a poor first half of IPL 2021 and are now languishing at the bottom of the pile. Let’s hope they can revive themselves in the remaining half of the tournament and can register their spot in the Playoffs. 

Let’s have look at some Records 

SRH has defended the second-lowest total in the IPL history. They achieved this feat by preventing mighty Mumbai Indians from chasing a simple total of 118. MI was dismissed by SRH for just 87 runs. 

Most runs

PlayerMatchesInningsRunsBestAverageStrike Rate100s50s
David Warner9393401212650.78142.82240
Shikhar Dhawan9191276892*35.03125.13021
Kane Williamson575617478941.59134.17016
Manish Pandey4844124683*34.61124.84011
Jonny Bairstow2828103811441.52142.1917

Most wickets 

PlayerMatchesInningsWicketsBestAverageEconomyStrike Rate4-fer5-fer
Bhuvneshwar Kumar95951155/1923.537.4818.821
Rashid Khan6969853/720.106.2319.300
Siddarth  Kaul3838484/2925.898.6118.010
Dale Steyn4343393/1129.236.8725.500
Sandeep Sharma3939393/1929.947.8322.900
Saurabh Karmarkar
Saurabh Karmarkarhttp://thesportslite.com/
An ardent Test cricket fan, a loyal Bayern Munich supporter who loves to write about sports and a fitness enthusiast.
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