SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise is owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network and was founded in 2012 after the Hyderabad-based Deccan Chargers were terminated by the IPL. SunRisers Hyderabad are often abbreviated as SRH, are the winners of Indian Premier League 2016 edition.
SRH led by Kiwis skipper Kane Williamson were the runners-up of the last IPL season. The team had bought three players who are Jonny Bairstow (Rs 2.2 crore), Wriddhiman Saha (Rs 1.2 crore) and Martin Guptill (Rs 1 crore). SRH traded Shikhar Dhawan for Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem.
SRH will begin their campaign against Kolkata Knight Riders on March 24. Last year’s runners-up Sunrisers Hyderabad were one of the least active franchises during the IPL 2019 Auction in Jaipur. They are playing with 15 Indian players while they have 8 overseas players in their squad.
The SunRisers Hyderabad have retained most of its players and will also welcome the return of David Warner after the Australian had missed the 2018 IPL season due to a suspension. The signing of the hard-hitting Martin Guptill also provides muscle to their top-order.
Here’s a briefing of SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) franchise for IPL 12:
- Purse: Rs 9.7 crore
- Remaining: Rs 5.3 crore
- Squad Size: 23
- Captain: Kane Williamson
- Players Bought: Jonny Bairstow, Wriddhiman Saha, Martin Guptill
- Players Retained: Basil Thampi, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Hooda, Manish Pandey, T Natarajan, Ricky Bhui, Sandeep Sharma, Siddarth Kaul, Shreevats Goswami, Khaleel Ahmed, Yusuf Pathan, Billy Stanlake, David Warner, Kane Williamson, Rashid Khan, Mohammad Nabi, Shakib Al Hasan, Abhishek Sharma, Vijay Shankar, Shahbaz Nadeem
SRH have all-rounders like Shakib Al Hasan, Mohammad Nabi, Deepak Hooda, Yusuf Pathan and Vijay Shankar in the squad who are capable to deliver effectively with the ball and bat as well.
Among the top order batsmen, SRH feature players like David Warner, Jonny Bairstow, Martin Guptill, Manish Pandey while in the middle order Kane Williamson, Yusuf Pathan, Deepak Hooda, Shakib Al Hasan, Vijay Shankar, Wriddhiman Saha will feature for SRH.
The bowling unit of SRH is considered as one of the best. Among pacers, SRH have Indian national team’s regular bowlers like Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Siddarth Kaul while Sandeep Sharma and Mohammad Nabi also add to the fast bowling lineup of SRH. SRH have Rashid Khan, Shakib AL Hasan, Shahbaz Nadeem among the effective spinners.