The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) team joined the Indian Premier League (IPL) in the year 2012. The franchise was founded after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL. SRH won their first, and so far the only title, in 2016 after defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the final. Their primary home ground is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad.
Owners of SRH
The Sunrisers Hyderabad IPL team is owned by Sun TV Network, which is a subsidiary of Sun Group. Kalanithi Murasoli Maran, a billionaire media mogul who is the chairman and founder of the Sun Group, is the official owner of the team. A week after the Deccan Chargers were terminated, Sun TV Network won the bid to acquire a Hyderabad-based team with Rs 85.05 crore per year for a five-year deal. Sun TV Network Limited is one of India’s biggest television networks with 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations. The company has its headquarters in Chennai.
Performance over the years
Sunrisers Hyderabad made their IPL debut in 2013. They retained most of the players from the Deccan Chargers squad, while also signing 13 new players – eight Indian and five overseas.
- 2013: In their debut season, Sunrisers Hyderabad finished in fourth place with 10 wins and eight losses. They made it to the playoffs but were knocked out in the eliminator.
- 2014 and 2015: In both the 2014 and 2015 season, the Sunrisers finished in sixth place at the end of the league stage, and were unable to make it to the playoffs.
- 2016: After finishing third at the end of the league stage, the team made it to the playoffs, where they won the eliminator and the qualifier 2 to reach the final. In the final, Sunrisers defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore to win their first IPL title.
- 2017: The defending champions finished third in the league stage and made it to the playoffs, but were knocked out in the eliminator.
- 2018: They finished the league stage as the table toppers and made it to the final where they were defeated by Chennai Super Kings.
- 2019: Sunrisers Hyderabad finished in fourth place at the end of the league stage, but were knocked out in the eliminator.
- 2020: The side finished the league stage in third place but were once again knocked out in the eliminator.
- 2021 and 2022: their campaign in both 2021 and 2022 was unsuccessful. The Sunrisers finished both the seasons at the eighth spot on the points table and will be looking to make a strong comeback in 2023.
IPL 2023 squad of SRH
Ahead of the mini auction for IPL 2023, SRH released Kane Williamson, Nicholas Pooran, Jagadeesha Suchith, Priyam Garg, Ravikumar Samarth, Romario Shepherd, Saurabh Dubey, Sean Abbott, Shashank Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Sushant Mishra and Vishnu Vinod. At the auction, they signed Harry Brook (INR 13.25 crore), Mayank Agarwal (INR 8.25 crore), Heinrich Klaasen (INR 5.25 crore), Adil Rashid (INR 2 crore), Mayank Markande (INR 50 lakh), Vivrant Sharma (INR 2.6 crore), Samarth Vyas (INR 20 lakh), Sanvir Singh (INR 20 lakh), Upendra Yadav (INR 25 lakh), Mayank Dagar (INR 1.8 crore), Nitish Kumar Reddy (INR 20 lakh), Akeal Hosein (INR 1 crore), Anmolpreet Singh (INR 20 lakh).
Full squad – Abdul Samad, Aiden Markram, Rahul Tripathi, Glenn Phillips, Abhishek Sharma, Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Kartik Tyagi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, T Natarajan, Umran Malik, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Heinrich Klaasen, Adil Rashid, Mayank Markande, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Upendra Yadav, Mayank Dagar, Nitish Kumar Reddy, Akeal Hosein, Anmolpreet Singh.
SRH IPL 2023 schedule
SRH will kick start their campaign against Rajasthan Royals on April 2 in Hyderabad. They are set to play a total of 14 matches in the league stage, the last of which will be played against Mumbai Indians on May 21.