Captains Of Sunrisers Hyderabad In The History Of Indian Premier League

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Sunrisers Hyderabad is a franchise of the Indian Premier League which was added in 2013. The captains of Surisers Hyderabad played an important role in the success of the team as they won the IPL 2016 season with the help of their teammates. 

1. Kumar Sangakkara 

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Kumar Sangakkara was one of the finest captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL 2013. Kumar Sangakkara did not captain Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) for long in the 2013 IPL season as Cameron replaced him. The replacement does not contain any specific reason but it can be that the SRH team in 2013 did not have the balance as they had talented players but lacked a consistent group which is important in T20 cricket. Constant changes in the playing XI might have made it hard for him to use his strategies. Lastly, Sangakkara was not in top batting form during IPL 2013. He had many good players in his team like when David Warner and Kane Williamson.

2. Cameron White

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In the 2013 IPL season, Cameron White took charge as Sunrisers Hyderabad’s captain after Kumar Sangakkara had to step down. Even though the batting White was not exceptional as he scored 209 runs at 17.41, his leadership was useful for guiding his teammates. His smart strategies, especially in using fast bowlers like Dale Steyn and Bhuvneshwar Kumar, worked.

3. Shikhar Dhawan

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Shikhar Dhawan became the captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2014 when SRH was not doing well on the field. In 2013, he led them to win the Champions League T20 which shows his leadership quality. But in IPL 2014 Dhawan also did not act well and SRH finished sixth and then he was replaced by Darren Sammy. The team had hopes for Dhawan after the winning of  Champions League T20.

4. Darren Sammy

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Daren Sammy was one of the best captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Even though his stats as a player might not well but his leadership has led many. He joined Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2012. He made smart bowling changes and used part-time bowlers for the matches. His medium-pace bowling worked in tough conditions. Even though SRH did not win the IPL under his captaincy he made his team reach the final in 2018. His leadership helped discover talents like Mustafizur Rahman and Rashid Khan, and even stars like David Warner and Kane Williamson.

5. David Warner

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David Warner became the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad in 2015 and led SRH to their first championship in 2016 where he also won the Orange Cap as the top run-scorer. In 2017 they did not go as far in the playoffs. However, in 2018 due to the ball-tampering scandal, David Warner could not play in the IPL, and he had to give up the captaincy. When Warner returned in 2019 he was not the captain, but he was a good player. In 2020, he became the captain of SRH again but in 2021, some early losses and a dip in his form led to him being removed as captain during the season.

6. Kane Williamson

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Kane Williamson’s time as captain for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the IPL had both good and tough moments. In 2018, he took over from David Warner and led the team to the final while being the top run-scorer (with 735 runs).  However, in 2021 when he took over mid-season but did not improve the condition of the match. In 2022, despite being retained as captain the team did not do well and finished 8th. During these seasons, his batting performance dropped.

7. Bhuvneshwar Kumar

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Bhuvneshwar Kumar became the captain of SRH in 2019. He is known for being calm and composed as a captain. Bhuvneshwar mainly captained SRH when their main skipper Aiden Markram was unavailable. In these limited chances, he had some wins but also faced many losses. 

8. Manish Pandey

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Manish Pandey became the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL in 2021. He led the team in one match because Kane Williamson was injured. However, SRH did not win that match against Mumbai Indians, and Pandey did not get a chance to bat. Since the team was chasing a low score, there is not much to analyze about his captaincy decisions.

9. Aiden Markram

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Aiden Markram has become the captain of Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) in the IPL 2023 season. He is a great batsman from South Africa, and his leadership skills could take SRH to new levels. His experience leading teams in South Africa and domestic cricket shows he knows how to handle the complexities of the IPL. Apart from his leadership, his batting skills would be a huge plus for SRH. He plays stylish shots and can stabilize the team at the top. His way of playing is crucial in T20 matches. 

Conclusion

Captains of Sunrisers Hyderabad played an important role in Indian Premier League. As in IPL 2016, the team has lifted the trophy because of the guidance of the captain of the team.