10 Things You Should Know About Sunrisers Hyderabad Team IPL

Sunrisers Hyderabad Indian Premier League IPL

With IPL 2020 right around the corner, we know you're already going through the IPL schedule and cannot get enough of all the IPL news and tidbits. Of course, we're all about Sunrisers Hyderabad, and why not? They're worth our love.

Sunrisers Hyderabad was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers team was terminated from the IPL. Since it's owned by the Sun TV network, it was named Sunrisers Hyderabad. If you're a die-hard cricket fan, we're sure you know these facts about our beloved home team. But if you don't, here are 10 things ever Sunrisers Hyderabad's fan should know.


It's IPL Time! 10 Things You Should Know About Sunrisers Hyderabad

1. Sunrisers Hyderabad has made its first appearance in 2013 as underdogs; went into the tournament and finished in 4th position.

2. In 2019, with Warner back in the team and Bhuvneshwar Kumar leading the side we look forward to seeing them bring back the title. Go Orange Army! 

3. In 2016, came the moment when we defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to lift our first maiden trophy. David Warner (Australian player) was the backbone of the team in leading the team to victory.

4. This was the second victory for a Hyderabad-based team in IPL and both the victories were against Royal Challengers Bangalore.

5. Our team song 'Orange Army' is one of the most-viewed songs among the others. Are you humming it already?

6. In 2017, our journey ended in the semifinals but our players Bhuvneshwar Kumar and David Warner secured Purple Cap (26 Wickets) and Orange cap (641 Runs) respectively.

7. In 2018, David Warner was replaced by Kane Williamson as the captain of the team as the former was involved in a ball-tampering issue with his Australian team.

8. In the same year, SRH went into the finals again, where we played against the Chennai Super Kings but couldn't defend the target we set. We lost to Chennai Team all the three times we played against them in this edition.

9. Our captain Kane Williamson was at his very best throughout the tournament and ended up as the winner of Orange cap (735 Runs). He was also the first New Zealand player to achieve this feat.

10. The team barely has any haters and it's the only team where even locals don't cheer as hard as they should. So, they've entered every tournament as underdogs (almost). 

Abhishek Sharma All Rounder Left Handed 21
Rahul Tripathi Batsman Right Handed 31
Kane Williamson Batsman Right Handed 31
Nicolas Pooran Wicketkeeper Left Handed 26
Aiden Markram All Rounder Right Handed 27
Priyam Garg Batsman Right Handed 21
Abdul Samad Batsman Right Handed 20
Washington Sundar All Rounder Left Handed 22
Marco Jansen All Rounder Right Handed 21
Bhuvneshwar Kumar Bowler Right Arm 32
Jagadeesha Suchith Bowler Left Arm 28
Shreyas Gopal All Rounder Right Handed 28
Kartik Tyagi Bowler Right Arm 21
T Natarajan Bowler Left Arm 30
Umran Malik Bowler Right Arm 22
Saurabh Dubey Batsman Right Handed 24
Shashank Singh Batsman Right Handed 30
Sean Abbott Bowler Right Arm 30
Ravikumar Samarth Batsman Right Handed 29
Romario Shepherd All Rounder Right Handed 27
Vishnu Vinod Batsman Right Handed 28
Glenn Phillips Wicketkeeper Right Handed 25
Fazalhaq Farooqi Bowler Left Arm 21


FULL NAMESunrisers Hyderabad



GROUNDRajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad

TEAM OWNER(S)Kalanithi Maran, Kaviya Maran (SUN Group)

PROMINENT PLAYERSDavid Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Jonny Bairstow

Captain - David Warner

Vice Captain - Bhuvaneshwar Kumar

Ambassador(S) - V.V.S Laxman

Jersey - Orange and Black

Theme Song - Sunrisers Anthem

Major Rival(s) - Royal Challengers Bangalore, Chennai Super Kings, Mumbai Indians.

Logo - Orange Eagle with Sunrisers Hyderabad written below.

The Sunrisers Hyderabad a.k.a. SRH is a franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, which participates in the Indian Premier League. Sunrisers Hyderabad was founded in 2012 and they replaced the Deccan Chargers in IPL. The team has Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, in Hyderabad for its home ground which has a capacity of 55,000.

Sunrisers Hyderabad team 2021 will be led by David Warner, who is their only captain to win a title in Orange. SRH has been once on the IPL winners list so far, when they defeated the prime contender of that season, RCB in the finals of IPL 2016. The Sunrisers Hyderabad franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network. The IPL team is currently coached by Trevor Bayliss.

SRH History


  1. Sunrisers Debut in IPL 2013.
  2. Kumar Sangakkara appointed captain.
  3. Team performs well but finishes fourth place.


  1. Indian opener Shikhar Dhawan was appointed as captain of the SRH.
  2. SRH has a disappointing season as they finish 6th.
  3. David Warner was the highest run-scorer for SRH with 528 runs.


  1. David Warner replaces Shikhar Dhawan as captain.
  2. Another disappointing season with a sixth place finish for SRH.
  3. David Warner won the Orange Cap with 562 runs.


  1. SRH becomes the dark horse under David Warner.
  2. They steal the cup from under Royal Challenger Bangalore's noses who were actually dominating the season.
  3. SRH wins the IPL for the first time.
  4. Bhuvaneswar Kumar won the purple cap with 23 wickets.


  1. David Warner continues as captain.
  2. SRH have an illustrious title defence but fail.
  3. SRH finished third after several brilliant performances from David Warner and Bhuvaneshwar Kumar.
  4. Bhuvneshwar Kumar retained the Purple Cap again bagging 23 wickets for the second consecutive time.
  5. David Warner won the Orange Cap after scoring 641 runs.


  1. Kane Williamson replaces David Warner as captain following the latter's ban after the infamous ball-tampering controversy.
  2. SRH battled their way to finals.
  3. They however lost to a returning Chennai Super Kings in the finale.
  4. Kane Williamson won the Orange Cap with 735 runs.


  1. David Warner returned after serving his one-year ban period but Kane Williamson continued as the captain.
  2. SRH reached the qualifiers but lost to Delhi Capitals in the Eliminator.
  3. David Warner won the orange cap with 692 runs.


  1. David Warner replaced Kane Williamson as captain.
  2. All-rounder Sakib Al Hasan was banned for a year, and the team decided to release him from his contract
  3. SRH finished 3rd on the points table after the league stage but lost to Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2.


  1. SRH team 2021 player's list has the following new additions - Jagadeesha Suchith, Kedar Jadhav and Mustafizur Rahman.


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