Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) have been a part of Indian Premier League (IPL) since 2013. They started by retaining 20 cricketers from the now-defunct Deccan Chargers (DC). They made it to the Playoffs in 2013 but lost the Eliminator to Rajasthan Royals. In 2014 and 2015 they did not even reach to that stage. Constant changes at the helm did not help SRH’s cause: Kumar Sangakkara, their first captain, was replaced midway through 2013 by Cameron White, while in 2014 they started with Shikhar Dhawan (their only Indian captain till date) but finished with Darren Sammy. Good sense prevailed in 2015 when they stuck to David Warner. In 2016 they became the fifth team to lift the IPL. If we go by cities, then Hyderabad has won two IPL titles (one by each of DC and SRH), the same as Chennai, Kolkata, and Mumbai. They are also one of the two cities (Pune being the other) to become the home of two different franchises. SRH in IPL 2017 schedule: Team and squad details, match timetable and venues
Only five teams from the first edition of IPL are still around: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), Kings XI Punjab (KXIP), Mumbai Indians (MI), Delhi Daredevils (DD), and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). SRH do not have the heritage of these matches, but they have still played 68 matches in IPL. Let us have a look at the statistical highlights from these matches.
|Most matches (SRH)|
Though Warner has been SRH’s most successful captain, he came to the team much later. Dhawan has played most matches for them.
Despite Dhawan playing 10 matches more than Warner, the latter tops the runs chart by far. Do note the 1,037-run difference between Dhawan and Naman Ojha, No. 3 on the list.
This is yet another lopsided table. While Warner has amassed 22 fifties and Dhawan 12, nobody else has managed even 3. It shows how dependent SRH are on their two star openers.
As expected, Warner and Dhawan have hit most fours and sixes. Do note the presence of Moises Henriques in both tables: he is a better batsman than most are aware of.
Bhuvneshwar Kumar leads the wickets tally, to nobody’s surprise, but Karn Sharma hogging the second spot is a surprise. Henriques sneaks in here as well.
Maidens are a rarity in T20 cricket. It is no surprise that there have been only 9 of them for SRH. What is perhaps a tad surprising is the fact that Ishant Sharma has bowled 2 of these.
There have been only 5 four-wicket hauls.
|Best economy (20 overs)|
This is the least surprising list of all. Dale Steyn has been the most economic bowler for SRH, but not by much. The next four names — Mustafizur Rahman, Bhuvneshwar, Amit Mishra, and Ashish Nehra — are all T20 giants.
Warner and Dhawan have taken most catches as well, but hey, you cannot really keep Henriques out of this, can you?
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Though Ojha leads the wicketkeeper’s tally by the proverbial mile, Parthiv Patel has one stumping more.
|Amit Mishra||Bhuvneshwar Kumar||Pune Warriors India||Pune||2013|
Mishra has taken 3 hat-tricks in IPL, one of which was for SRH.