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Friday, June 2, 2023

Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Sunrisers Hyderabad is the new name for the franchise from Hyderabad after the previous franchise called Deccan Chargers was terminated in 2012. They are owned by Kalanithi Maran of the Sun TV Network. The line-up remained similar to what was there for the Chargers. However, there was a change in the coaching staff with Tom Moody heading the job while VVS Laxman assuming the role of a mentor.

The team made their first IPL appearance in 2013, where they reached the playoffs, eventually finishing in fourth place led by Kumar Sangakkara-Cameron White. For the 2015 season, SRH released some players and appointed David Warner as their skipper. The team didn't do too good under his captaincy in that particular season, however, in 2016 they managed to win their maiden IPL trophy. In the following edition, defending their title, they lost to KKR in Eliminator which was a rain-hit game. That year, Bhuvneshwar Kumar was able to retain the Purple Cap while David Warner won the Orange Cap.

David Warner stepped down from captaincy in 2018 after his involvement in the infamous ball-tampering controversy that rocked Australia. The Kiwi, Kane Williamson, was appointed as his replacement and he didn't disappoint. He not only took them to the final with his great captaincy but also earned the Orange Cap.

In the following two seasons, Hyderabad put up consistent shows and reached the playoffs however they failed to taste glory on both occasions. In 2021, Hyderabad failed to be at their best and after losing 6 out of their first 7 games, David Warner was sacked from captaincy and Kane Williamson was given the charge again. They eventually finished the edition by bagging the unwanted wooden spoon.

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