Sunrisers Hyderabad

The Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), stylised as SunRisers Hyderabad and abbreviated as SRH, are a professional franchise cricket team based in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. They compete in the Indian Premier League (IPL). The franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun Group and was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL. The team made their first IPL appearance in 2013 and has since been a regular participant in the tournament. The team’s primary home ground is the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, which has a capacity of 55,000. The team is currently coached by Brian Lara and captained by Aiden Markram. The Sunrisers are known for their strong bowling side and are often admired for their ability to defend low totals.


The Sunrisers Hyderabad won their maiden IPL title in the 2016 season, defeating the Royal Challengers Bangalore by 8 runs in the final. This victory was a testament to the team’s strong bowling lineup, which successfully defended a total of 208 runs. Since then, the team has consistently qualified for the playoff stage of the tournament in every season. In 2018, the team reached the finals of the Indian Premier League but lost to Chennai Super Kings.

Low Point

One of the most significant has been their inability to convert their consistent performances into multiple IPL titles. Despite regularly qualifying for the playoffs and having a strong team, they have only managed to win the IPL title once. The team has also faced challenges off the field. The COVID-19 pandemic significantly impacted the brand value of the Sunrisers Hyderabad, which saw a decline of 4 percent to US$57.4 million in 2020. This was a reflection of the broader challenges faced by the sports industry during the pandemic, with matches being played without spectators and revenues being affected.