Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers Hyderabad are one of the newer teams in the IPL and made their debut in 2013 after the expulsion of the Deccan Chargers at the conclusion of the 2012 edition of the IPL. Their primary home ground is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, which has a capacity of 55,000. The Sunrisers have shown their intention to improve in the 2023 IPL by appointing arguably the greatest-ever batsman Brian Lara as the head coach. He will be ably supported by Dale Steyn and the highest-ever wicket-taker in test cricket, Muttiah Muralitharan. The Sunrisers are famous for having one of the best bowling attacks, with Bhuvneshwar Kumar being the franchise’s leading wicket-taker and having also won the Purple Cap in 2016 and 2017. Their leading run scorer in their history is former captain David Warner. 

Current team

Captain: TBA
All rounders: Washington Sundar, Abhishek Sharma, Vivrant Sharma, Samarth Vyas, Sanvir Singh, Nitish Kumar Reddy
Batsmen: Abdul Samad, Rahul Trapathi, Aiden Makram, Glenn Phillips, Harry Brook, Mayank Agarwal, Ammolpreet Singh
Bowlers: Umran Malik, Kartik Tyagi, T Natarajan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Marco Jansen,
Wicket keepers: Glenn Phillips, Heinrich Klaasen, Upendra Singh Yadav
Owners: Kalanithi Maran / SUN Group

Cricket Betting Predictions

CricTips’ expert rating

The Sunrisers can enter the 2023 tournament with no pressure as the bookies have them as the rank outsiders to win this year’s edition. The joint favourite to lift the title this season are the defending champions Gujarat Titans at odds of 6/1. They are closely followed by five-time winners Mumbai Indians at 7/1. The Sunrisers are way back with odds of 12/1 to be crowned champions.

Odds for the Sunrisers to win their second IPL trophy in 2023: 13

Latest Sunrisers Hyderabad News

Standout Sunrisers Hyderabad Players

Sunrisers Hyderabad Captain – To Be Announced

The Sunrisers Hyderabad captain in the 2022 competition was Kane Williamson but he was released by the franchise for the 2023 edition. He paid the price for the Sunrisers finishing in 8th spot and missing out on the playoffs. The big question now is who will succeed him as skipper? There are a few candidates for the job with South African star Aiden Markram one of the frontrunners for the position. He had a terrific IPL last season and was one of the key players for the Sunrisers. He has also previously captained the South African U19 team to World Cup glory in 2014. He did his chances of captaincy no harm when he recently captained the Sunrisers Eastern Cape to victory in the inaugural SA20 competition. The other potential captain is former Punjab Kings skipper Mayank Agarwal after the franchise secured his services for Rs. 8.25 crores ($1,028,639). His former team did not have a great competition as they finished in 6th place—something that could count against him. 

Best Bowler – Bhuvneshwar Kumar

When the talk of the best bowler of the Sunrisers Hyderabad comes up, there is only one name that is synonymous with this title and that is Bhuvneshwar Kumar. He has been ably assisted by some fellow world-class bowlers, but he has been the one constant in the bowling line-up. He started his IPL career in 2009 and played his first two seasons for the RCB before moving on to represent the Pune Warriors, where he played for two years. He joined the Sunrisers Hyderabad team in 2014 and has taken an astonishing 130 wickets in 115 games. He is also one of only two players to have won the Purple Cap (most wickets) twice, achieving the feat in 2016 and 2017. Kumar’s best bowling figures of 5/19 are the best by a Sunrisers player in the IPL. 

Best Batsman – David Warner

Sunrisers have had their fair share of batting maestros at the franchise with the list including international stars like Kane Williamson, Shikhar Dhawan, Johnny Bairstow, and Yuvraj Singh. Despite this array of stars, the most prolific batsman in their history has been former captain David Warner. Not only was he the leader when they won their only IPL title but he is also the all-time leading run-scorer with 3,271 runs from his 71 matches at an average of 55.44, which is exceptional in the shortest form of the game. He also holds the record for the highest individual score for the Sunrisers, scoring a brilliant 126 off 55 balls against the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 edition. Warner is one of only two centurions for the franchise with Johnny Bairstow being the other. The bad news for the Sunrisers is that both these batsmen are no longer playing for the franchise. They will be looking to the likes of Markram and Agarwal to lead the run scoring charts, with Rahul Tripathi providing the fireworks down the order as he has the team’s best strike rate of 158.23.

Best player – Umran Malik

The Sunrisers Hyderabad team have not had the luxury of the biggest purse at the IPL auction but have invested wisely in players that have the potential to become world-class. Their biggest investment has been within their management team and if these former greats can inspire the team, then the players certainly have the talent to trouble any team in the competition. The attack will again depend on Bhuvneshwar Kumar, although he will be ably assisted by some classy operators in Marco Jansen, Washington Sundar, T. Natarajan, and pace merchant Umran Malik. It’s the young Malik that is creating the biggest stir with his deliveries clocking over the 150km/h mark. The youngster has stated that he is confident that he can reach the holy grail of the 160km/h mark. 

Sunrisers Hyderabad Owner – Kalanithi Maran / SUN Group 

It is rumoured that the Sunrisers Hyderabad owner is actually Kaviya Maran, the 30-year-old daughter of media mogul Kalanithi Maran, who founded the SUN Group in 1992. She is being touted as the main owner after she was spotted during the latest IPL auction. However, SUN Group, officially the Sunrisers owner, is still owned by Kalanithi. 

Win-Loss Record and IPL Titles

Win-loss (since 2012) – 66/58/1 

Total IPL titles – 1

The SRH went to the playoffs in their debut 2013 season but failed to continue their performance in subsequent tournaments as they finished 6th in 2014 and 2015. The Sunrisers Hyderabad team won their first and only IPL title in 2016 under the captaincy of David Warner, beating Royal Challengers Bangalore in the finals. Their best finish since then was in the IPL 2018 campaign as they ended as runner-up after losing the final clash against Chennai Super Kings. They have been one of the more consistent sides in IPL history as they made the playoffs frequently. One such instance was in the 2019 edition, when they finished the league phase in 4th place. However, a rejuvenated Delhi Capitals ended the SRH’s campaign in the eliminator.

Highest Score – 231/2 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (2019) 

Sunrisers have relied heavily over the years on their potent bowling attack that included stars like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Rashid Khan, and Mustafizur Rahman. They have still managed to post very competitive scores, with their highest team total being 231/2 in 2019 against Royal Challenge Bangalore with Jonny Bairstow making 114 off 56 balls and David Warner making an unbeaten 100 off 55 balls.

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