IPL 2013 Team Preview : Sunrisers Hyderabad


Sunrisers Hyderabad are the newbies in the IPL this season. After Deccan Chargers got terminated, a new team was formed and Deccan Chargers got a new life under new owners as Sunrisers Hyderabad. The Sunrisers Hyderabad is coached by Tom Moody and has Kris Srikanth and VVS Laxman as its mentors. Sunrisers are captained by Kumar Sangakkara.


Team Preview : Sunrisers Hyderabad

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Sunrisers will look to make good on it’s debut season


Sunrisers Hyderabad are the new chargers and hopefully improved too. Being the new team, they were busy at the auctions buying some big names like West Indian captain Darren Sammy and Nathan McCullum. Sunrisers have added a few overseas fast bowlers in their ranks like Clint Mckay and Thisara Perera to name a few. The star studded unit promises fireworks on the pitch and raising the bar in IPL 6. Dale Steyn will be the catalyst for Sunrisers Hyderabad. He is fiery,angry and can knock your heads and stumps off with his pace. The cause of concern,however will be the support he will get from other bowlers. 2009 was the best season for the franchise from Hyderabad, since then they’ve not made an impression. Cricmatez.com brings you what the Sunrisers Hyderabad have in store for their debut season.

Sunrisers Hyderabad Squad for IPL 2013


Indian players representing Sunrisers Hyderabad :

  • Akshath Reddy
  • Amit Mishra
  • Shikhar Dhawan
  • Anand Rajan
  • Ankit Sharma
  • Ashish Reddy
  • Biplab Samantray
  • Dwaraka Ravi Teja
  • Hanuma Vihari
  • Ishant Sharma
  • Karan Sharma
  • Parthiv Patel
  • Sachin Rana
  • Sudeep Tyagi
  • Thalaivan Sargunam
  • Veer Pratap Singh


Overseas Players representing Sunrisers Hyderabad :

  • Cameron White 
  • Chris Lynn
  • Clint Mckay
  • Dale Steyn
  • Darren Sammy
  • Jean Paul Duminy
  • Kumar Sangakkara
  • Nathan McCullum
  • Quinton De Kock
  • Thisara Perera


Strength :

  • Mentors like Laxman and Srikanth and their coach Tom Moody are great sources of strength for Sunrisers Hyderabad.
  • Their skipper Kumar Sangakkara is someone who can raise the spirit of the team when the team is down.
  • Shikhar Dhawan was prolific last season for the chargers. Having a stroke-maker like Dhawan will help the Sunrisers a great deal. Dhawan can do what a Sehwag can do for Delhi.
  • Dale Steyn is a real threat to opponents today.
  • Game changers like Sammy,White,McCullum can do well with both the bat and ball and act as catalysts for the Sunrisers.


Weakness :

  • Lack of part-timers will certainly haunt Sunrisers. They have lost Duminy to injury.
  • Sunrisers do have a Dale Steyn,but the main problem is the lack of support he gets from other bowlers like Ishant Sharma and Veer Pratap Singh.
  • Shikhar Dhawan is injured.He may lose 3 or 4 matches due to injury, so someone will have to cover him up and more pressure on the middle order.
  • The fielding unit looks bleak. Losing J.P.Duminy due to injury and even Shikhar Dhawan for some matches might affect their progress in the tournament. There is respite though,that new aquisitions Sammy and McCullum are excellent fielders.


Power Player :

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Dhawan will be the key to Sunrisers Hyderabad success

Shikhar Dhawan, though injured will be the key to Sunrisers Hyderabad and it’s success. The Sunrisers will be hoping that he will return soon for them take the fight to the oppositon and his bat do the talking. He was in such a rich vein of form before he got injured. He is likely to continue his good run with the bat. Shikhar is a player who can score quick 20-30 runs and still see the team past 60 odd runs in the first 6 overs. He is strong,agile and well built.He is also strong enough to clear the ground at will. No wonder Sunrisers Hyderabad’s hopes will depend on this star batsman from Delhi. Apart from his exploits as a batsman,he is an electrifying fielder. He moves pretty quiclky and is accurate with his throws.



Players to watch out for :

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Darren Sammy, a vital cog in Sunrisers Hyderabad’s wheel
  • Besides being an inspirational captain, Kumar Sangakkara is a great batsman too. Elegant, classy are the words that are associated with him. He scores runs with immaculate timing too. The form of Sangakkara is extremely crucial for Sunrisers chances this season.


  • Amit Mishra is the sole spinner in the team. He will need to bowl well throughout the tournament. Sunrisers progress depends on this man from Haryana.


  • Thisara Perera is Regarded to be a bowling all-rounder. He will be a good addition to the Sunrisers team. Given his all-round qualities he can act as a finisher for them in the nail-biting games and knows a thing or two about hitting some huge sixes. Besides his batting prowess he is a talented fast bowler too.


  • Darren Sammy‘s ability to hit some powerful strokes, Contain the flow of runs and acrobatics on Field makes him the man to watch out for in this year’s IPL. He could be handy as a back-up for Sangakkara as a captain.


Sunrisers Hyderabad Possible Playing XI :

Shikhar Dhawan/Akshath Reddy, Parthiv Patel, Sangakkara, Amit Mishra, Darren Sammy, Dale Steyn, Ishant Sharma, Thisara Perera, Cameron White, Veer Pratap Singh/Anand Rajan, Asahish Reddy.


 Schedule for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2013

5-4-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Pune Warriors India
7-4-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
9-4-2013Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
12-4-2013Delhi Daredevils vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
14-4-2013Kolkata Knight Riders vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
17-4-2013Pune Warriors India vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
19-4-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kings XI Punjab
25-4-2013Chennai Super Kings vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
27-4-2013Rajasthan Royals vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
1-5-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Mumbai Indians
4-5-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Delhi Daredevils
8-52013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings
11-5-2013Kings XI Punjab vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
13-5-2013Mumbai Indians vs Sunrisers Hyderabad
17-5-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Rajasthan Royals
19-5-2013Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders

 *Home team is mentioned first

Can Sunrisers Hyderabad make their debut season a more sweeter one by winning this IPL??