Indian Premier League – Sunrisers Hyderabad
The Sunrisers Hyderabad (often abbreviated as SRH) are a cricket franchise based in the city of Hyderabad that plays in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The team is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV channel Network. Shikhar Dhawan (sometimes Darren Sammy ) is the captain, Tom Moody is the head coach and Simon Helmot is the assistant coach of the team. Krish Srikkanth and VVS Laxman are the mentors of the team while Waqar Younis is the bowling coach of the team.
Sunrisers Hyderabad replaced the Deccan Chargers in 2013. They retained 20 players from the Chargers, which left slots open for 13 players (eight Indian, five overseas). They filled six of these with Thisara Perera, Darren Sammy, Sudeep Tyagi, Nathan McCullum, Quinton de Kock and Clint McKay. The team was announced in Chennai on 18 December 2012. The team is owned by Sun TV Network who won the bid of 850.5 million per year (850,500,000 Indian rupees, approximately $15.9 million) for a five-year deal, a week after Deccan Chargers was terminated due to prolonged financial issues. Sun TV Network Limited, which is headquartered in Chennai, is one of India’s biggest television network with 32 TV channels and 45 FM radio stations which is India’s largest media and entertainment company.
The team jersey was unveiled on 8 March 2013, and team anthem composed by G. V. Prakash Kumar was released on 12 March 2013. Their logo was unveiled on 20 December 2012, along with the announcement that the team’s management would be led by Krishnamachari Srikkanth, Tom Moody and VVS Laxman.
Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium formerly known as Visaka International Cricket Stadium Ground, is the principal cricket stadium in Hyderabad, India and is the home ground of the Sunrisers. It is owned by the Hyderabad Cricket Association (HCA). It is located in the eastern suburb Uppal and has a seating capacity of 55,000.
In their inaugural season (IPL 2013) the team reached the playoffs but were eliminated after losing the eliminator match against Rajasthan Royals by 4 wickets at Feroz Shah Kotla in Delhi on 22 May 2013.
For the 2014 season, Pune Warriors India was defunct and not replaced, leaving only eight teams. The team retained two players, namely Dale Steyn and Shikhar Dhawan. As a result of this retention the team had an auction purse of Rs 380 million and two right-to-match cards. Shikhar Dhawan and Darren Sammy were named as Captain and Vice Captain respectively.
Due to the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections the season was partially held outside India with the opening 20 matches in the UAE. with rest of the matches in India from May 2 onwards.
Dhawan leads the team for first 10 Matches and after that remaining 4 Matches in League Sammy lead the team.